Kaja Lin J. Avguštin

dancer, choreographer, pedagogue

Kaja Lin J. Avguštin (photo: Polona Fonda)

Kaja Lin Jagodič Avguštin (1990, Ljubljana) is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher who began her rich artistic career after graduating from the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (2009). After graduating, she spent seven years abroad, mainly in Israel, where she danced with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II and Fresco Dance Company, as well as in many of her own projects and those of other choreographers. She also participated in the Excellent Dancers Project of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2015 and 2017, she was employed by the performance art theatre ImPerfect Dancers Company in Italy.

She had the opportunity to present her own choreographies at the International Festival of Performing Arts in India, Suzanne Dellal Theater (Tel Aviv, Israel), Zichri Theater (Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel), 6th Plesna Nacionala festival (Španski Borci Cultural Centre), 9. Front @ Festival, NoFormat Art Gallery (London), within the international network Pan Adria in Rijeka, in Zagreb, at the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the SNG Nova Gorica, Dance Theatre Ljubljana, and the Španski Borci Cultural Centre. She is co-author of the circus dance show MirOr, which she presented at the Ana Mraz, Ana Mrzla and Ana Desetnica festivals in Ljubljana. In Slovenia, she danced in Kjara Starič’s Kjara’s Dance Project (2011, 2015, 2019) and MN Dance Company (2016/2017).

In 2019, she presented the original contemporary solo dance piece Corpus Aurora at the Španski Borci Cultural Centre in Ljubljana and co-created the dance-theatre performance Free Standing. In 2022 she created the performance Estrangement and in 2023 Orbit_a (level up), both as part of her Author’s Opus, produced by Dance Theatre Ljubljana.
She teaches dance and choreography at the Academy of Contemporary Dance Alma Mater Europaea and at JSKD dance workshops.


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