Nika Lilek

 

Nika was born in Zagreb, Croatia on December 10, 1990.From 2003 until 2007 Nika attended the high school for classical ballet in Zagreb. In 2009 she finished the sports gymnasium in Zagreb and after, she went to New York to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in the Certificate Program. While in NY Nika took the opportunity to take classes at “Broadway Dance Center” and “steps” getting a strong base in Horton technique, contemporary modern, jazz and lyrical jazz. Upon returning to Croatia she was immediately accepted in the Zagreb Dance Company Directed by Snjezana Abramovic.



Nika was member of dance school Modus for show dance competitions directed by her mother Snjezana Lilek. She has won 1st place at the World Cup in “show solo”, 3rd place in “duo” in 2010, 3rd place in “modern solo”, 4th place in “show duo” at the European championships in 2011, and 1st place and main prize for “contemporary solo” at the Mia Corak Slavenska contemporary competition in 2012. Nika choreographed everything herself and has now stopped competing.

In 2011 she began her study in faculty for kinesiology and direction for sports coaches. In 2012 she left Zagreb Dance Company and became a member of the professional dance company “Kelkope” directed by Tamara Savicevic. In this same year Nika also started to choreograph for young girls from dance school Modus, her groups began to have great results winning numerous awards. Now Nika is a judge for show dance competitions in Croatian show dance organizations. During her competition days she also had a lot of performances in TV shows, commercials, concerts of famous Croatian singers and also dance projects in theaters. Nika is currently working on a new project with “Kelkope” Dance Company as well as on a project with Modus Dance school.

Nika is still doing a lot of workshops around the world and for her experiences she would like to thank her teachers: Masa Kolar, Yoran Markovic, Mitta Popovski, Fred Benjamin, Silva Muradori, Larisa Lipovac, Ana Juric Saskor, Jorge Vazquez and Yuki Chiba. In the year 2012 Nika became a member of the ´Spirit Of Dance´ dance company.

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