Jasna L. Vinovrški works as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She grew up in Zagreb but lives and works abroad since the disintegration of Yugoslavia. At the beginning of the 90ties she studied in Essen, at the Folkwang Hochschule. After her graduation, for 12 years, she has been working as professional dancer and performer for various European dance companies. Already during that period she created her first choreographic works, such as solo”Which Club?” which was awarded several times. In 2006 she received the scholarship from Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and DanceWeb scholarship from Goethe Institute. The last has supported many of her future tours and residences all over the world. After moving to Berlin in 2008, togeather with her partner Clément Layes, she founded the company Public in Private, where the two artists are until today developing separate choreographic signatures, but in the close artistic support to each other.
In 2012 Jasna gains her MA degree in choreography at the HZT University in Berlin. In 2014 she was invited by the Croatian Institute for Contemporary Dance to participate in the two-year EU-Canada project “Migrant Bodies”. This collaboration resulted with her solo work “Staying Alive”, which has been on tour in Europe, Canada and New York since 2016. In addition to her artistic activities she regularly teaches at art academies such as the HZT in Berlin, the HfMT in Cologne, the ADU in Zagreb and the Mimar Sinnan University in Istanbul.
Jasna has been also strongly engaged in creating alternative platforms for Berlin artists, particularly coming from dance and performance field. From 2014- 2017 she co-facilitated and co-organised an experimental art platform at Flutgraben Atelier house called “3AM Event” (http://3am.events). From 2019 she has been co-curating and co-organising two further platforms: Montag Modus Klimata (http://mmpraxis.com/) and **Flutgraben performances **https://www.facebook.com/flutgrabenperformances/.
The last but not the least, Jasna is mother of her two children, Calissa (11) and Alva (1).