Eno Peci

Eno Peci – Dancer & Choreographer

© Svetlana Avvakum

© Svetlana Avvakum

Eno Peçi was born in Tirana (Albania). He was educated at Ballet Academy of Tirana and at the Ballet School of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2000 he joined the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2003 he was appointed Demi-soloist and in 2009 Soloist of the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. Since 2009 Eno Peçi is also active as a Choreographer. For choreo.lab (2009) as well as for Junge Choreographen (2012) and (2015) des Wiener Staatsballetts he created "Cut", "Exitium" and "Pavillion 12/2" . For "Origen Festival Cultural" in Switzerland (2014), (2015), (2016), (2017) and (2018) he created “Ereignis aus Karl's Leben” , "Exil" , "Jenseits" , ''Tre Fratelli'' ,  ’’Homo Sapiens’’ ,  ''Apocalypse'' , "Cafe Chinois" , “Der Letzte Walzer" and in July (2019) in Julierpass at the Red Tower he created “Zeitraum”.For Stanislavsky Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre he created ''Déjà vu’’ (2017). For  Luxembourg "Gala des Etoiles" he created ’’Modus’’ (2015) ”Opus 25” (2017) and  "Subject (L)" (2018) . For the Wiener Staatsballett he created "Herzblume" (2013) and "Petruschka“ (2017). For Red Ribbon Celebration Concert in Burgtheater (2016) he created "Orpheus and Euridike“. For "Albanian Culture Weeks" in Vienna (2017) he created "Malli" a collaboration together with KâZâ ft. The Siblings. In (2018) he did the choreography for the opening ceremony of the "Vienna Opera Ball" on February 8th for the Wiener Staatsballett and the Ballet Academy of the Wiener Staatsoper. For The Future Ball (2018) , which was organised for the first time in the SO/Vienna Lifestyle-Hotel, Peçi created a solo for himself. For the Weltstar-Gala (2018) in the Volkstheater (Vienna) he created the Pas de deux ”Hush” which he was dancing with Olga Esina. On March 30th (2019) ”Schwanensee” had Premiere for the Ballett Chemnitz in Germany; Eno Peçi was responsible for the choreography and staging (1st and 3rd act; 2nd and 4th act after Lew Iwanow). For the 6th Chemnitzer Ballett Benefiz Gala on 11 May (2019) Peçi was creating the Pas de deux ”Rain”. For the Gala D’Etoiles Internationales “Viva Maïa“ in Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes on June 29th, 2019, Peçi created the Duo “Fragment“ (Music: John Perkins), which he was dancing together with Ketevan Papava.

Prizes and Honours: 

  • Appointment to an Honourable Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in (2008).

  • The Highest Award from the Mayor of the City Hall in Albania: “The Key Of Tirana” (2017)

  • In (2018) he was Honoured by the President of Albania with the Highest Title ”Knight of the Order of Skanderbeg“.


His repertory comprises Herzog Albrecht and Hilarion in Elena Tschernischova‘s „Giselle“, the title roles in John Cranko’s „Onegin“, Renato Zanella’s „Spartacus“ and Ivan Cavallari’s „Tschaikowski Impressionen“, Espada in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Don Quixote“, Rotbart, Gefährte des Prinzen and Polnischer Tänzer in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Arabischer Tanz in Nureyev’s "Der Nussknacker", Abderachman in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Prinz Florimund and Pas de quatre in Peter Wright’s „Dornröschen“, Baron Max von Drosselberg in Zanella’s „Der Nußknacker“,Drosselmeyer in Gyula Harangozó’s „Der Nussknacker“, Don José in Davide Bombana’s „Ballett: Carmen“, Blaubart in Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", Ungarischer Wachtmeister and Bräutigam in „Coppélia“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Ulrich in Roland Petit’s „Die Fledermaus“,Tybalt in John Cranko’s „Romeo und Julia“, Lenski in Cranko’s „Onegin“, Lescaut in Kenneth MacMillan’s „Manon“, Colonel „Bay“ Middleton in MacMillan’s „Mayerling“, TV-Choreograph in Maurice Béjart’s „Le Concours“, Touchstone in John Neumeier’s „Wie es Euch gefällt“, Karenin in Boris Eifman’s „Anna Karenina“, Lehrer in Eifman’s "Giselle Rouge", J. S. jr., Herr Querra, Herbst and Juwelen in Renato Zanellas „Aschenbrödel“, Soldat in Jo Strømgrens „Nussknacker“, Müller in Léonide Massines „Der Dreispitz“, Frédéri in Roland Petits "L’Arlésienne", Willi in Renato Zanellas „Kadettenball“, Gigerl in „Platzkonzert“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Oberon in Jorma Elos "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Potiphar in John Neumeiers "Josephs Legende", Arzt/Serge Diaghilew in Neumeiers „Le Pavillon d’Armide“ and a main role in Neumeiers „Le Sacre“, Witwe Simone in Frederick Ashton’s "La Fille mal gardée", Zigeuner in Michael Corder’s "Die Schneekönigin", Der Tod in Edward Clug’s „Peer Gynt“, Seyd Pascha in Manuel Legris’ „Le Corsaire“ as well as main roles in Ben van Cauwenbergh’s „Tanzhommage an Queen“, George Balanchine’s „Thema und Variationen“ and "Stravinsky Violin Concerto", Jerome Robbins’ „The Concert“ and "In the Night", Twyla Tharp’s „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, Rudi van Dantzig’s "Vier letzte Lieder", Jiří Kylián’s „Petite Mort“ and „Bella Figura“, Nils Christe’s "Before Nightfall", William Forsythe’s „Slingerland pas de deux“ und "The Second Detail", Renato Zanella’s „Empty Place“, „Konzertantes Duo“, „Voyage“, „Sacre“, „Alles Walzer“ and „Bolero“, Hans van Manen’s "Adagio Hammerklavier", Jorma Elo’s „Glow – Stop“, András Lukács’ „In Your Eyes My Face Remains“, Helen Pickett’s "Eventide", Jiří Bubeníček’s "Le Souffle de l´esprit", Thierry Malandain’s „Mozart à 2“, Mauro Bigonzetti’s "Kazimir´s Colours" (excerpt), Christopher Wheeldon’s "Fool's Paradise", Liam Scarletts „With a Chance of Rain“ (excerpt) as well as a Solo from Maurice Béjart’s „Arepo“ and a Duo from Hans van Manen’s „Black Cake“. He created the title role in Renato Zanella’s „Petruschka”.

Furthermore he created David in Renato Zanella’s „Spartacus“ as well as roles in Zanella’s „Sensi“ and „Duke’s Nuts“, in Patrick C. Delcroix’ „Silence sans reproche“, in Natalia Horecna’s "Contra Clockwise Witness" (Engel), in Antony McDonald’s/Ashley Page’s "Ein Reigen" (Gustav Mahler) and in Daniel Proiettos „Blanc“.

He has appeared as guest dancer and choreographer in many European countries and overseas.


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