Ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher, Ioan Tugearu (November 19, 1937, Babuc, Bulgaria) studied dance with Floria Capsali and Mitiță Dumitrescu, later graduating from the Choreography High School “Floria Capsali” in Bucharest, the University of Sciences and Arts “Gheorghe Cristea ”and UNATC.
He was part of the first class that graduated from university dance courses for choreographers – initiated by the Ministry of Culture in 1975.
Ioan Tugearu was the Lead Principal of the National Opera in Bucharest (since 1965), and from 1977 he begun authoring dance pieces, while also working as a teacher at the High School of Choreography in Bucharest.
Ioan Tugearu danced, home and abroad, in numerous roles, including the main male roles in choreographies by Oleg Danovsky, Tilde Urseanu, Vasile Marcu and Floria Capsali.
He also performed contemporary dance roles in “Tunnel” after Ernesto Sabato, choreography by Mihaela Santo (1994) and in “Portrait of Dorian Gray”, choreography by Răzvan Mazilu (2004).