has a B.Sc. degree in Cultural Studies and a B.A. degree in Dance and Choreography. As a freelance dancer, she collaborates with prominent Slovenian choreographers (eg. Rosana Hribar, Gregor Luštek, Matjaž Farič, Maša Kagao Knez ...) and other artists. As a member of dance collective Frankies (Benko-Jamnikar-Križič-Rupnik), she works on mostly site specific based dance projects and her own dance performances. Recently, she has collaborated with Liza Šimenc in their latest project Medusa, which has been presented to the audience in Belgrade – Serbia, Berlin – Germany, Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Maribor – Slovenia and Tübingen – Germany and is an ongoing project.
For a last decade, she has been working as a workshop and choreography assistant to the prominent American dancer, choreographer and pedagogue Joe Alegado (also at Vienna International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz from 2011 on) and has been a member of Jalegado Dance Company, based in Prague – Czech Republic. Based on the method Shifting Roots – Alegado Movement Language, she teaches classes, lectures and workshops in Slovenia and abroad (Croatia, Austria, Serbia, North Macedonia ...). Urša is an artistic director of Ursus Dancers collective, based in Ljubljana – Slovenia. As a choreographer and dance pedagogue, she collaborates with University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Education, Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana – Ballet College, Alma Mater Europaea – Academy of Dance Ljubljana, recently she has been a guest professor at Belgrade Dance Institute in Serbia and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia.
In Studio XXV she teaches contemporary dance classes.
I Met Myself Today, Urša Rupnik, 2019:
Assistant dancer to Joe Alegado at ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria, 2018
Assistant dancer to Joe Alegado Modern Dance Workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017
MEDUSA, IX Nacionala (co-author and dancer), 2017:
Dance movie C I R C U L A T (choreographer and dancer), 2016
Interdisciplinary project MEDUSA, promo (co-author and dancer), 2016 à
Site specific dance performance IN VITRO, promo (co-author and dancer), 2014
Etcha Dvornik: Call of the Woods or Your Mother’s Kiss, promo (dancer), 2013
Assistant dancer to Joe Alegado at ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria, 2012