Headshot31Ante’s interests as an academic researcher fall in the domain of circus in acts, events, shows, and performances that offer a unique set of possibilities to widen perception of circus, what and who it encompasses: its politics. Most of his career as a performer and choreographer has taken place in the field of New Circus. Ante visited the circus school in Brussels ( ESAC) and DSC_0899Berlin ( Die Etage) and Moscow. He holds a BA with Distinction in “Contemporary Dance, Context and Choreography” from the University of Arts, Berlin. At the moment he is a graduate student at the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, holding a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He has successfully produced projects by his own and in collaboration, which have been recognized and honored with various awards, such as the Gold Medal at the Festival SOLyCIRCO, the Special Prize at the Cirque du Demain, and the Propone Prize at the Theaterfestival Vailladolid (the latter for Oko Sokolo in collaboration with Claudia Schnürer). He collaborated with Julia Christ on the piece Bambula. Ante also performed with companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Circus Roncallli and Tiger Lillies Circus.