Since his earliest youth Aleksandar Ilic has committed to artistic vocation, thus after finishing Primary School he enrolled Secondary Musical School “Isidor Bajic” in novi Sad and several years later Ballet High School “Lujo Davico” in Belgrade as well.

During attending High School, in 1998 Aleksandar Ilic started his ballet career in the National Theatre in Belgrade, soon being engaged as the member of the ensemble. After a series of solo roles, ballet of the National Theatre promoted him and engaged to be the first soloist in 2005. He has interpreted the whole repertoire from classic and neoclassic to contemporary ballet and in 2003 the National Theatre in Belgrade paid tribute to his work and contribution. He is the prizewinner of two Dimitrije Parlic awards for interpretation in performances “Who Is Singing Out There, by Stasa Zurovac and Six Dances by Jiri Kylian, as well as of the City of Belgrade Award.

As a choreographer he made his debut in 1999 at the Festival of Choreographic Miniatures and slowly changed his direction to choreographic work, researching different movements and ways of expression. Since then his choreographies have been shown in Serbia and the region. During his career he has cooperated with Lidia Pilipenko, Stasa Zurovac, Dietmar Seyferth, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Renato Zanella who each in their own way influenced his further development as a choreographer. In 2009 on the Large Stage of the National Theatre in Belgrade he premiered the ballet Viva la Vida!!! A year later, in cooperation with Maja Volk and Belgrade Fadists, he premiered his second ballet on the stage of the National Theatre in Belgrade- Lisbon Story, which he signed as the choreographer and director. In BITEF Theatre production, using his choreographic miniatures, he shaped the first performance for Mila and Pets Fund, having been performed in May 2010. In September 2011 he set the ballet “Celebrating of Love” by Teodora Sujic on the Large Stage of Madlenianum. In 2011 he enrolled Master Studies at Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Among a few world acknowledged artists and scientific-research workers there, he is preparing his new performance inspired by fairy-tales, which is to open reconstructed Stage “Rasa Plaovic” of the National Theatre in Belgrade in spring 2012. He is the author of the book “Holiday of the Heart” (1999-2010). He graduated in communicology. 

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