Ovidiu Iancu was born on October 10th, 1983 in Romania. In Romania he won the National Selection for Eurovision Young Dancers 2003. There were 14 competitors in total and the selection – part of the national campaign ‘I want to dance in Amsterdam’ – was broadcast by the Romanian Cultural Channel.
Ovidiu Matei Iancu graduated in 2002 from the “Floria Capsali” Choreographic High School in Bucharest. Since his last year as a trainee, in 2003 he was employed as ballet soloist at The National Opera in Bucharest. In the same year he was selected for a fellowship at the National Ballet School in London, Great Britain. He is a three-times winner of important prizes at the National “Oleg Danovski” Contest in Constantza, Romania (in 1997 – 3rd Prize, in 1998 – 2nd Prize, in 2001 – 1st Prize).
In 2001 he was awarded the Excellency Diploma by the Ministry of Research and Education for his exceptional artistic evolution as well as a Diploma from the “Hope for Romania” Foundation for promoting the image of Romania abroad. He participated and won the appreciation of juries in ballet contests in France: in 1999, 3rd prize at Nimes and in 2001 the Prix de Neuilly at the “Chaussons d’Or” Contest. He was selected for performances of different ballets in tours in Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, England, Austria, Swisserland and Pholand.
His repertoire includes the principal roles of well known classical pieces: “Copelia”, “Swan Lake”, “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “La Sylphide”, “Le Corsaire” “Esmeralde”, “Satanilla” ,“La Bayadere”, “Les Sylphides” “Cinderela” “Notre Dame” , “Pas De Six”,”The Serenade and Walse Fantasie”(George Balanchine)