Wiener Staatsballett: Corps de Ballet (2007-?, 2012-2015), Demi-Soloist (2015-2017), Soloist (2017-present)
Rebecca Horner was born in Vienna, Austria on February 10, 1989. At age four, Horner started training in the performing arts at Performing Center Austria. Soon after, she starred in a television movie Unser Opa ist der Beste (My Grandpa is the Best) in 1995, followed by several more movies for the next three years.
Horner then transitioned to ballet, studying at Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper. She joined Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper in 2007. After a maternity leave, she rejoined the company in 2012, was promoted to demi-soloist in 2015, and soloist in 2017.
Her repertoire is extensive: John Neumeier’s Josephs Legende (Potiphar’s Wife) and Le Sacre (main role), Stephan Thoss’ Bluebeard’s Secret (Bluebeard’s Mother), Patrick de Bana’s Marie Antoinette (Maria Theresia), Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda (Countess Sibylle) and Swan Lake (Spanish dancer), Vesna Orlic’s One Thousand and One Nights (Princess Budur), Boris Nebyla’s Afternoon of a Faun (Pas de Deux), Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s The Ugly Duckling (Mother Duck), Elena Tschernischova’s Giselle (Myrtha), Davide Bombana’s Roméo et Juliette (Queen Mab), and Edward Clug’s Peer Gynt (The Woman/Wife). She has performed other lead roles in Vesna Orlic’s Carmina Burana, Ben van Cauwenbergh’s Tanzhommage an Queen, Jirí Kylián’s Bella Figura, William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration, Jorma Elo’s Glow – Stop, and Wayne McGregor’s EDEN|EDEN and originated lead roles in Eno Peci’s Petruschka and Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s The Firebird.
She has been awarded the Goldener Roy (1997), the Promotion Prize from the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2015), and the Fanny Elßler-Ring (2019). Horner was nominated for Best Dancer of the Year by Tanz Magazine and for the Leadings Ladies Award by Madonna Magazine. She has been praised for her “elegant and classical lines” by Bach Track.
Horner’s daughter was born in 2011.
MAHLER 4 Wiener Staatsoper, Rebecca Horner, Andrey Kaydanovsky, Yuko Kato
Rebecca Horner interprets Pablo Picasso
Rebecca Horner interprets Pablo Picasso | Part 2
ZIB 24 – Kulturfreitag mit Rebecca Horner
Rebecca Horner “Josephs Legende”