Mr. Tomislav Nevistic is a highly versatile Dancer in the fields of theater, contemporary dance,
performance theater, and stage. Tomislav is from Zagreb, Croatia, where he began his training in the School of Contemporary Dance Ana Maletic and the renowned dance studio Step by Step where he received extensive training in contemporary, ballet, improvisation, tap, and modern, with a particular emphasis on Graham and Laban techniques. In 2015 he received The Oscar for Knowledge in dance from the Agency for Education under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Parliament and co-organized by the Ministry of Science and Education.
Mr. Nevistic had the chance to perform as a professional dancer in Croatia before moving to New York City, in very well received and known dance productions at Gavella Theater such as “Ritam Zivota” and “Srca jednog Beat” and dance festival Treps and Sibenik Dance Festival.
In 2015, Tomislav moved to New York to study at Alvin Ailey School where he graduated from the Independent Program. Also, Tomislav graduated from Martha Graham School under the scholarship where he attained a two-year dance certificate and a teaching certification in Graham technique. He was asked by the artistic director Virginie Mecene to join Graham2 company for two seasons from 2018-2020 to perform world-known Martha Grahams’ works.
He performed and studied works by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Eddie Ocampo, Michelle Malizanakez (Ballet Hispanico), Anabel Ocha, Jasminka Zajec, Mitja Popvski, Gabriela Vazquez, Isaac Iskra, Maria Daniel and deepened his performing skills participating in American Ballet Theatre Summer- and Ballet Hispanico Lab.
In New York, Tomislav has played in some of the best-known theater productions. These include his roles as a lead dancer in Ziel Dance Theater for the Refractions Festival and Freedom≠Britney at Caelum Gallery in Manhattan, Graham 2 annual New York Season in Martha Grahams’ choreographies Secular Games, Acts of Light, Diversion of Angels, Graham Dance Studio Series performances of Owl and The Pussycat, and EFSD festival at Pericance Theater in NYC, Cielo Rojo by Gabriela Vasquez in festivals at Abrons Theatre, The Tank, Hudson Valley Festival, and as Guests for Borne Dance Company, Nefeliba (Cloudwalker) by Isaac Iskra at Mare Nostrum Elements Emerging choreographers series, and Coney Island Art Dance festival as part of Global Water Dances project.
Mr. Nevistic was chosen by the artistic director Maria Daniel to perform for iDance Ministry in “Believe for it” at Philadelphia Welcome America Festival and chosen to perform with Ziel Dance Theater a commissioned piece by Jennifer Bell in the show Balance in Motion at Boise Idaho. Tomislav was also chosen by the artistic director Devin Ziel to be a dance judge for Ziel Dance Film Festival Spring 2021.
Mr. Tomislav Nevistic has received prestigious industry awards and scholarships. Among them are The Oscar for Knowledge in dance 2015, the gold medal at IDO World ShowDance Cups in Rome 2015, Mia Corak Slavenska award 2014, two silver medals at the 10th World dance OLYMPIAD in Moscow 2014, silver medal at IDO - European Show Dance Championships in St. Petersburg 2014, and scholarships for Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance 2018-2020, Ballet Hispanico Lab Scholarship 2017 and Croatian Ballet Summer Scholarship 2017.
Tomislav has received reviews in various media, including major media in the US and Croatia. Among them are Broadway World, Theater Scene Net, The Lifestyle Republic, Nacional Magazine, Plesna Scena, and Bljesak.info.