Igli Mezini was born in Tirana, Albania, and studied dance at the National Ballet School of Albania. Following his studies, he joined Cannes Jeune Ballet in Cannes, France in 2011 where he worked with Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jiří Kylián, Fréderic Flamand, Claude Brumachon, and Davide Bombana.
In 2014, Igli joined as a soloist dancer the Hessisches Staats Ballet Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, in Germany where he worked with Alexander Ekman, Cayetano Soto, Crystal Pite, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Marguerite Donlon, Damien Jalet, Marcos Moreau, Tim Plegge, Wayne McGregor, Jerôme Bel, Itamar Serussi, Hofesh Schechter, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Jeroen Verbruggen.
Igli joined Ballet Preljocaj as a dancer in 2018, and performed different pieces from Angelin Preljocaj on world tour. And, in 2019 Igli joined Compagnie Linga in Lausanne, Switzerland where he worked in a new creation with Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo. Igli was part of the opening ceremony of the Festival de Film de Cannes with “The Great Gatsby” team with Baz Luhrmann, Di Caprio, Lana del Rey etc.
Igli was part of the artistic team for the opening of the museum Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus. He was also part of the cast of a short movie from the European Commission in Marseille, France. Igli has been dancing and teaching internationally in companies around the world including Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Colombia, and Singapore.
Since August 2019, Igli is part of the Tanz Luzerner Theater in Lucerne, Switzerland where he has worked with Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Ella Rothschild, Michael Langeneckert, Jasmine Morand, Kinsun Chan, Caroline Finn.
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