EDWARD CLUG was born in 1973 in Beius, Romania. He received his ballet training at the National Ballet School in Cluj-Napoca, graduating in 1991. That year he joined the Slovene National Theater (SNG) in Maribor as a Principal Dancer while also performing with Zagreb Ballet as a guest artist. He was appointed Artistic Director of Slovene National Theater in Maribor in 2003.
In 1996, Slovene National Theater commissioned Mr. Clug to choreograph his first ballet, Babylon. His first full evening ballet, Tango, premiered at SNG in 1998. He then went on to create Bachelorettefor SNG in Ljubljana and Solo for two Chairs for the Ochi Ballet in Nagoya. His Radio & Juliet, choreographed in 2005 for SNG in Maribor, has been widely toured on the international festival http://www.ardani.com/kings-opus3-Edward-Clug.phpcircle.
In 2006, he created Architecture of Silence, a production using theSlovene National Theaters in Maribor and Ljubljana, two choirs and two orchestras. In 2007, he choreographed Sacre du temps for Station Zuid in Holland. Other works followed: Pret-a-porter at the SNG Maribor (2008); 4 reasons for the National Ballet of Portugal (2009); Pocket Concerto for Stuttgart Ballet (2009).
Mr. Clug has received the Slovene Award of the Prešern Foundation (2005) and the Glazer Charter (2008). He won the Best Contemporary Choreography prize at the 18th International Ballet Competition in Varna; a Bronze Medal at the International Ballet and Choreographic Competition in Moscow (2001), a Bronze Medal at the 4th International Ballet Competition in the Contemporary category in Nagoya (2002); a Special Prize for Best Choreography at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (2002); and a Bronze Medal at the 17th Hanover Choreographic Competition in Germany (2003).