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Elena Ivanca | actress



17 April 1969, Botoşani


- PhD in Acting with a thesis on Gesture as meaning. From text to character, grade  Summa cum laudaeArt University, Târgu-Mureş, 2011;

- MA at the Tîrgu-Mureş Theatre and Film University, in Acting, Speaking and Eloquence in Performance Arts, finalized with the thesis The Diction beyond appearances or Outstanding speaking;
- BA in Acting, Theatre Departament, Faculty of Letters, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj, class of 1999, Professors Cristina Pardanschi and Cornel Răileanu.

Professional background:

Actress of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre since 2000.
Teaches Acting at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy from Cluj, Canto Departament.

Teaches the Acting class at the  "Octavian Stroia" Coreography High School in Cluj.

Prizes received:

- “Lucia MureșanAward within “Lucian Blaga” International Festival (2014);Award for an entire activity dedicated to art, offered by Radio Cluj (May 2008);

- Award for stage interpretation, for the roles form THE SACRIFICE, based on Lucian Blaga’s plays, at the "Lucian Blaga" International Festival,  2007;

- 2nd Prize at the HOP Young Actor’s Gala for the one-woman show DECLARATION by Tudor Muşatescu (2000);
- Award for stage interpretation at the International Theatre Festival of Sibiu, Performances for Students Section Spectacole (1998).


Activity at the National Theatre


Other activities

Theatre roles:

- BURRIED IN THE SKY by Cornel Udrea, production for the "Anti-drugs" Campaign, Radio Cluj (2008);

- BLOSSOMS by Vasco Popa, directed by: Seven Bodroja, Vîrşeţ (Serbia), (2007) - Award for best performance at the Belgrade National Theatre Festival (2007);

- Joan of Arc in JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, symphonic oratory by Arthur Honegger, conductor Florentin Mihăescu, Craiova State Philarmonic (2006);

- OUR DAYS LIKE SMOKE, directed by: Anca Mihuţ, "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj (2005).

Radio Theatre:

- MY BATTERY IS LOW by Alina Nelega, director: Alina Nelega, Radio Cluj (2007).

Film roles: 

- Wife in  JOB’S WEDDING, director: Ciprian Mega (film selected at Cannes and filmed in Cyprus, 2015);

- Woman in black in HORIZON, director: Marian Crișan (2014);

- Mother in GARLIC, director: Lucian Alexandrescu (2012);

- Viorica in THE PARTY, director: Adrian Sitaru (2011);

- Mother in SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN, director: Tudor Giurgiu (2011);
- The Lover - THE SOLDIER, short film, director: Tamas Áron, Budapest;
Fulvia - FEED-BACK, director: Sorin Misirianţu.

Student roles:

- PHAEDRA - PHAEDRA based on Racine, director: Radu Afrim;

- Actriţa - SWANSONG by A.P. Checkhov, director: Radu Afrim;

- Olga - THREE SISTERS based on A.P. Checkhov, director: Radu Afrim.

Other collaborations:
- Director of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, based on W. Shakespeare, Sterija Theatre in Vîrșeț, Serbia (2014). Award for best actress for Neda Grubisa at the Theatre Festival in Kikinda-Serbia (2015);

- Director and set designer for THE MISUNDERSTANDING by A. Camus, als interpreting the role of the Servant, at Sterija Theatre in Vîrșeț, Serbia (2013) – selected at the Studio Theatre Festival la in Pitești (2014) and BITEF Festival, Belgrade (2014).