Director and choreographer Marija Simona Šimulynaitė, founded BALTIC BALLET THEATER (BBT) in 2010. The same year troupe made its first performance ‘ANOTHER WORLD’ based on Depeche Mode Music; for Marija it was already her 11th personal premiere. Her first drama-dance performance was made in Tartu (EE) and was based on F. Durrenmatt play ‘The Physicists’, it was shown in Sadama Theater.

Marija was a professional ballet dancer (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu), she ended her career as a principal dancer in 2008.

Marija graduated from National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Gymnasium ballet department in 2004. She graduated from Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in 2010 and received master degree in theater artistic direction. Marija also gained experience from working with such directors as A. Anuchina (RU), M. Toming (EE), A. Siegert (DE), S.Pepialiajev (RU) and etc. in Vanemuine Theater.

She was a trainee in Royal Swedish Opera, Finnish National Opera, Estonian National Opera. Later Marija was invited as a visitor to Royal Opera House (UK), Sydney Dance Company (AU), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK), Royal Academy of Music (UK), Norwegian Theater Academy (NO), Sibelius Academy – University of the Arts Helsinki (FI).

Marija was a lector and main director at Lithuanian Academy of Music Theater studio of Opera for five years. Now Marija is sharing her experience by teaching seminars of ‘Body language’ (unverbal comunication), also in fields of ’emotional expression’, singers’ gestures, classical dance philosophy, and etc. Marija also provides organizational services for corporate events, as well as directing, script writing services for various companies, and private clients.

In 2012 performance ‘Another World’ was awarded by digital creative industries ‘PixelAWARDS’ for the best projects, products, and solutions that involved the synthesis of digital technologies and creativeness in their development process. In 2009 Marija received a nomination at the Golden Scene Cross Awards for her modern dance performance based on music from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker.’

Marija and 14 professional dancer, strive to grow together with BBT. In 2017 around thirty new premieres in the field of contemporary ballet dance, drama, opera, and other shows were added to Marija’s creative list.

More info – www.marijasimona.lt

CREATIVE LIST

  • ‘Physicist’. Drama dance performance. Vanemuine Sadama theater, Tartu, Estonia
  • ‘Babel’; ‘The Hole’. Short cut opera. Art Printing House. Vilnius.
  • ‘History of Talent’. Musical performance. „Piano.lt“ hall Vilnius
  • ‘Ebriatum’. Contemporary dance performance. Energy and Technology Museum,Vilnius.
  • ‘Degenerate’. Opera. Art Printing House, Vilnius.
  • ‘Music is very important’. Musical performance. Trade Union Palace, Vilnius
  • ‘Nutcracker’. Contemporary ballet show. Klaipėda State Musical theatre, Klaipeda.
  • ‘Julius’. Opera. Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Frankenstein-XXI century’. Opera. Klaipėda State Musical theatre, Klaipėda.
  • ‘Diagnosis: Man’. Contemporary dance show. Dance Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Another World’. Contemporary ballet show. Dance Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Arachne’. Contemporary ballet show. Dance Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Opera Pastish’. Opera. Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius.
  • ‘Sunstroke’. Contemporary ballet show. “Ūkio Banko” Theater Arena, Vilnius.
  • ‘Fire and Running Man’; ‘Singing Lesson’. Nano opera’s. Art Printing House, Vilnius.
  • ‘To Wolfgang’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Magic Flute’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Onegin’ . Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Don Giovanni’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Sister Angelica’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy, “St. Jacob” church, Vilnius.
  • ‘Vienna Blood’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Lie to me’. Opera. Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy opera studio, Vilnius.
  • ‘Glissando of Harp’. Theatrical dance and live music performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Madrigal for Donelaitis’. Theatrical dance and live music performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Pasione amorsa’. Theatrical musical performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Romantic France Music’. Theatrical musical performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘The War and Music’. Theatrical dance and live music performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Affetti Musicale’. Theatrical musical performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Onegin’. Drama Dance performance. Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Vaiva’s Ribbon’. Contemporary ballet. Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater, Vilnius.
  • ‘Xerxes’. Opera. Culture palace „Kablys“, Vilnius.
  • ‘Traviata’. Opera Installation. Theatrical musical performance. Birštonas Summer Art Academy.
  • ‘Fairy-tale About Kingdom of Music’. Musical performance. Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius.
  • ‘Bona Sforza’. Theatrical performance. Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius.
  • ‘Mindaugas’. Drama dance performance. Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius.