Igli Mezini was born in Tirana, Albania. An alumni of the National Ballet School of Albania, and continued as soloist dancer at “Cannes Jeune Ballet” (France), “Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden/Darmstadt” (Germany), “Ballet Prejocaj” (France), “Compagnie Linga” (Switzerland). In 2019 he joined Tanz Luzerner Theater (Switzerland), where he is currently dancing. Throughout this time he has worked and collaborated with: Jiří Kylián, Fréderic Flamand, Jean- Christophe Maillot, Davide Bombana, Marcos Morau, Angelin Preljocaj, Alexander Ekman, Jerome Bel, Cayetano Soto, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, Marguerite Donlon, Tim Plegge, Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Schechter, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jerome Bel, Po Cheng Tsai, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Ella Rothschild, Katarzyna Gdaniec, Marco Cantalupo,Mthuthuzeli November to name a few. He has been involved in collaborations within the movie industry such as the opening ceremony of “Festival de Film de Cannes” for “The Great Gatsby” by Baz Luhrmann, as well as being casted in the short movie “The Key” (European Commission in Marseille, France) in 2019. Later that year he was part of the artistic team of the opening of the Audemars Piguet museum. In September 2020 Igli graduated with a “licence in Arts” issued by the European Union. He has been invited to teach and lead workshops around Europe, South America, Asia and Australia and currently continues to collaborate internationally as a dancer, teacher and assistant.
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