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Juraj (Yuri) Korec got his first dance experiences in classical ballet in The Elementary Art School and in years of dance sport competing on international level while he was studying Hotel Management at The Hotel Academy Kezmarok, Slovakia.

In 2002 he finished his Master Degree and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia.

During his graduating year, he was performing with Štúdio Tanca, the professional dance theatre in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

In 2002 he founded, together with the Slovak choreographer Marta Poláková, a contemporary dance company DAJV in Bratislava, which was one of the most significant steps at the Slovak contemporary dance platform.

In 2004 he started to work as a freelance artist abroad. His first engagement was a cooperation with Editta Braun & Schauspielhaus Salzburg (Austria). Since then he has been working internationally with many dance companies: Ventura Dance Company (Switzerland), Retina Dance Company (Belgium), Jean Abreu Company (UK), Cocoondance Company and Stephanie Thiersch/Mouvoir (Germany) and has been living alternately in Brussels and London.

Currently he is a member of cieLaroque/Helene Weinzierl (Austria) and collaborates with Stephanie Schober & Dance Company (UK).

Since 1999 he has been also regularly teaching contemporary dance technique and dance improvisation and under his artistic name Yuri Korec has been creating his own works.

The most significant are ph-neutral (2005), a dance performance with T. Halaby, A. Petrovič, premièred at BXLBravo, Kaaitheater in Brussels, new bit-new beat (2006), a solo performance, premièred at Tanz House Festival 06 in Salzburg, beat it (2009), dance performance premièred at Long Dance Night Salzburg as a result of coaching project for graduated dance students in cooperation with Helene Weizierl.

The dance films The Day (2004) with A. Petrovič, J. Vlk and DARKROOM (2008) with P. Bebjak has been presented internationally at Napolidanza (Italy), Artfilm (Slovakia), Cinedans (Holland), Artfilmfestival Assolo (Italy), Antimatter (Canada), Zlatá Praha (Czech Republic), Festival International du film sur l´art (Canada) and others. His most successful dance film voiceS created in cooperation/produced by P. Bebjak/D.N.A. production and cielaroque/Helene Weinzierl was several times internationally awarded.

In June 2010, he created a multimedia dance performance h a b i t a t produced by Tanzplan Dresden, Semperoper Dresden, Palluca Tanz Schulle Dresden.

Last years, Juraj choreographed several works, among them a dance solo piece Zero in cooperation with Matan Levkowich and a dance performance 20/20 vision or from-BREAK-on both produced by cieLaroque/Helene Weinzierl, Austria.

Since 2015 he is in doctorate research program ArtD. at The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Juraj also works in the field of  body therapy, particularly ROLFING®, Structural Integration. In March 2011 he became the first CERTIFIED ROLFER™ in Slovakia.