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Marko Stojanović

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Marko Stojanović
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Marko Stojanović
Born(1971-01-02)January 2, 1971
Belgrade, SFRY (now Serbia)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1990–
👩 Spouse(s)Dara Gravara-Stojanović
👶 Children1

Marko Stojanović (January 1, 1971, Belgrade) is a Serbian celebrity, theatre and TV actor and comedian, renown mime artist, and university professor, director, humanitarian and sports worker. He is the co-founder and the president of the World Mime Organisation.[1][2]


He was an acting director of the Belgrade Youth Center from 2013 to 2015, and he is one of the founders together with Israeli mime artists Ofer Blum and president of the "World Mime Organisation"[3] and the president of the "National Curling Association of Serbia".[4] He was a Senior Lecturer for the subjects of Acting and the Stage Movement and Head of the Acting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and now he is an Associate Professor for the subject Stage Movement at the Acting Department of the Sinergija University in Bijeljina, Republic of Srpska, and a visiting lecturer of Communication Skills at Singidunum University in Belgrade, Serbia.


Marko was accepted at the age of 16 at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Acting Department, in 1987 and acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting in 1991. In 1989 he was selected to participate in a three week student exchange program in Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema, Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). A year later (1990) he was part of a ten student delegation of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade that received a fellowship from the US Government for an eight weeks "Arts Management" study program at the University of South Carolina and a one week professional course in film directing at the South Carolina Media Arts Institute, in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. In 1991 he was accepted and offered a full one year scholarship at the Paris Marcel Marceau’s International School of Mime for a year long professional skills improvement. In 1992 - 1993, he was participating in a one year long professional course in film directing at "Mon Film a Moi", in Paris, France.[3]


Acting in Theatre[5][edit]

Year Title Role Theatre/Festival
2017 "Cricket and Ant" Narrator Corporate production for a Charity Show in Belgrade
2016 “Crazy Olympians” Zeus Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015-2017 “A Concert for Clown and Orchestra” Clown Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade
2014 “The Adventurer” The Adventurer Belgrade Youth Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
2008-2015 “Tito the Performance” Tito The Blue Train, Belgrade, Serbia
2005-2012 “A Pound of Laughter” Stand-Up comedy Himself Premier in New York, tours in Serbia, USA and Canada
2004-2006 “Inquiry Barn” Politician (Lead Role) Indexovci Theatre Co., tours in Serbia, Canada, USA, and Switzerland
2003-2007 “Elections! You asked for it!” Different roles (Lead Role) Indexovci Theatre Co. tours in Serbia, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Sweden
2003-2005 "Cricket and Ant" Cricket The Snail Children’s Theatre in Belgrade, tour in Canada
1995-2000 "The Grease" Rodger Theatre T, Pozorište na Terazijama, Belgrade
1999 "Santa Claus and the Ninja Eskimos" Dark Santa BUFFA Agency and Art Hall, Belgrade/Valjevo
1998 "Marko Strikes Back" Marko BUFFA Agency and Dusko Radovic Theatre, Belgrade
1996-1999 "Awaiting Heaven" Paisant (Lead Role) BUFFA Agency and Dusko Radovic Theatre, Belgrade

International Monodrama and Mime Festival, Zemun 1996

The First Yugoslav Theatre Show with a Website 1997

1996-1997 "A Girl With Matches" Boy of Matches Dusko Radovic Children’s Theatre, Belgrade

International Children’s Theatre Festival Kotor 1996

Serbian Puppet Theatre Festival Zrenjanin 1996

FESTIC Belgrade Children’s Theatre Festival 1996

1995 "Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll" Rocker Theatre Z and SKC, Belgrade
1995 "The Midge" Narrator Theatre Z, Belgrade

Edinburgh International Festival-Fringe 1995

1995 "Bartholomew Fair" Littlevit Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade
1993 "Frieda’s Flight" Damir La Compagnie Quarks, Paris,

Festival d’Avignon Off, Avignon France

Europe Teater Treffen ‘93, International Festival Stuttgart, Germany

1993 "Peleas and Melisanda" Peleas’s brother Fete de la Jeunesse, Paris Youth Festival 1993
1991-1993 "Bloody Sports" Sportsman International Monodrama and Mime Festival, Zemun 1991

Fete de la Jeunesse, Paris Youth Festival 1993

1992 "The Way of The Empire" Cerberus Theatre de la Porte d’Italie, Toulon France
1991 "The Midge" Ruzante Academia Theatre, Belgrade
1990-1991 "The Pancevo Cabaret" First Actor Pancevo Theatre, Pancevo

Festival of Professional Theatres of Voyvodina, Zrenanin 1991

1990-1991 "Fathers and Forefathers" Young Communist Atelier 212, Belgrade
1989 "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Lysandre Academia Theatre, Belgrade

Skopje Student Festival, Macedonian 1989

1989 "The Balcony" Judge Academia Theatre, Belgrade,

Skopje Student Festival, Macedonia 1989

1989-1990 "The Unseen Hand" Kid Belgrade Drama Theatre
1988-1990 "Apparition of Jesus Christ in a Military Base 2507 Tomcha" Theatre “Kod konja”, Boško Buha Theatre
1988 "Marriage Proposal" Lomov Academia Theatre, Belgrade

Filmography (Selected roles in film & TV)[edit]

Year Title Role
1990 Catharsis (short) Boyfriend (Lead Role)
1991 Ars longa, vita brevis (short) Student (Lead Role)
1993 Antoine Rives, juge du terrorisme (TV series)
1995 Burglar / original:"Provalnik" (TV movie) Jovica
1996 Happy People / original:"Srećni ljudi" (TV series) Rookie Policeman
1997 Saturday Night Fever / original:"Groznica subotnje večeri" (TV series) Different Characters (Lead Role)
1997 Life 101 / original:"Mala škola života" (TV series) Professor (Lead Role)
1997-1998 The Marriage Zone / original:"Zona braka" (TV series) Husband (Lead Role)
2002 Seven-star Hotel / original:"Hotel sa 7 zvezdica" (TV series) Bajkić
2003 The Professional / original:"Profesionalac" Man with a head (Čovek sa glavom)
2004 Karađorđe i pozorište (TV series) Frenchman (Francuz)
2003-2007 The Index Theatre: Elections! You Asked for It / original title:"Indexovci: Izbori, jer ste vi to tražili" (TV Theatre Comedy / Tv Series) Different Characters (Lead Role)
2005 The Index Theatre: Inquiry Barn / original title:"Indeksovci: Anketni obor" (TV Theatre Comedy) Politician (Lead Role)
2006-2007 The SiS Agency / original title:"Agencija za SiS" (TV series) Slavko
2007-2008 The European Face (Pre-Eurovision Song Contest Show) / original title:"Evropsko lice" (TV show program) Different Characters (Special Guest Star)
2007 Pub Next-doors to the SiS / original title:"Kafanica blizu SiS-a" (TV series) Slavko
2011 Coriolanus (UK/US Film directed by: Ralph Feinnes) Citizen
2014 The Tenor – Lirico Spinto (Korean Movie directed by: Sang Man Kim) Dr.Franz
2015 MarkoS Crash Course: Serbian for Tourists (TV i web series) Himslef
2015 CurlingFun (TV i web series) Different characters (Lead Role)

Membership in organisations[edit]

Marko Stojanović during performance Mime Running

Marko Stojanović is member of several organisation, in the role of president, Member of the council, representative, or standard.member.

  • International Visitor Leadership Program Alumni (US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs)
  • President of the World Mime Organization
  • President of the National Curling Association of Serbia
  • Member of the International Theatre Institute Forum for Theatre Training & Education FTTE[6]
  • Member of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Crown Prince Alexander Foundation for Education[7]
  • National Representative to the World Curling Federation
  • Former President of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education of the National Olympic Committee of Serbia
  • Former Member of the Council to the Mayor of Belgrade for People with Disabilities
  • Former Non-voting member of the Presidium (Exec Board) of the National Olympic Committee of Serbia
  • International coordinator of the Youth, Education and Culture Committee of the “Federation Internationale Cinema et Television Sportifs” (Federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee and based in Milan, Italy)
  • Member of the Permanent Marketing and Communication Committee of the “Federation Internationale Cinema et Television Sportifs”
  • Member of the Association of Dramatic Artists of Serbia
  • President of the Balkan Curling Federation
  • Member by invitation of the Public Relations Society of Serbia
  • National Representative to the European Curling Federation
  • Former Member of the National Committee for Smoking Prevention of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia
  • Former Member of the Managing Board of the “Always with Children” Charity (Anti Pediatric Cancer Organization)
  • Former member of the charity organization “The Dream Board”


Marko Stojanović received over 30 domestic and international awards and recognitions, including:[8]

  • 2015 “Ambassador of Serbia” for congress tourism by the National Congress Bureau of Serbia of the Tourist Organization of Serbia for outstanding organization of the 4th World Curling Congress in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2015 "The Biomelem Company Award" for the support of the development of women's entrepreneurship through project “Serbian Soul Inclusive” and the support to the education of young people through the "School of Entrepreneurship"
  • 2014 "Award of the “My Hero” Association for the Contribution” of the informing of young people, promoting virtue and true values
  • 2014 “Plaquette for the Outstanding Contribution to the Improvement of the Social Status and the Quality of Life of the Roma Population in the Republic of Serbia” by the Roma National Minority Council of Serbia on the occasion of the UN World Roma Day
  • 2013 "Special Award for Creative Contribution to the Development of the Culture of Communication" by the Association for Marketing Communications of Serbia
  • 2013 “Best Youth Theatre Play Award” by International Festival of children's and youth theater plays (DOPS), Jagodina
  • 2013 “Special Award” for the Contribution to the Development and Promotion of the Art of Mime in Serbia awarded by the Festival Council of the International Monodrama and Mime Festival in Zemun
  • 2010 ”The Star of Belgrade” awarded by the Agency for European Integrations and Cooperation with the NGO of the City of Belgrade to Marko Stojanovic as and aouthor of the “Music of Silence” project dealing with the social inclusion of deaf children through the art of mime
  • 2010 ”Dragoslav Simic Diploma” at the 10th Festival of short stage plays for directing “The Tree of Life” a mime play with young deaf mime artists
  • 2009 Special “Culture Through Sport” Award for organizing the First Belgrade International FICTS Sports Film Festival. Awarded by the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs
  • 2008 The International Olympic Committee “Sport and Youth” Trophy 2008 for promotion and development of sports and Olympic educational youth programmes. The IOC Trophy is given to the National Olympic Committees to be awarded to an individual or an institution of the NOC’s choice.
  • 2008 The Crystal Medal and Diploma “Guirland d’Honnour” for promoting of films about sport and people with disabilities and FICTS festival during the National celebration of the World Disability Day. Awarded by the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs
  • 2007 Special Prize and Diploma “Guirland d’Honnour” for directing a short film “Olympic Room” at the 25th International Sport Movies and TV Festival in Milan, Italy
  • 2007 Award for the Contribution to the Development of Sports of the City of Petrovac na Mlavi
  • 2004 Popularity Oscar for the comedy of the Year 2003
  • 2004 Melko Award for the best comedy in 2003
  • 1998 Two times winner of the Pink Grand Prix of The Radio Belgrade 202 for charity work
  • 1996 Yugoslav Best Actor Award for "Girl With Matches", at the Yugoslav Children’s Theatre Festival, Kotor, Yugoslavia.
  • 1996 National Best Actor Award for “Girl With Matches", at the Serbian Puppet Theatre Festival, Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia.
  • 1996 Award for Achievements in Mime for “Girl With Matches", FESTIC Belgrade Children’s Theatre Festival, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1996 Bozidar Valtrovic Annual Award for “Girl With Matches", “Dusko Radovic” Theatre, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1991 Special Prize for “Bloody Sports” on the 19th International Monodrama and Pantomime Festival in Zemun, Yugoslavia.
  • 1991 Special Diploma for leading role in “Cabaret” on the 41st Festival of Professional Theatres in Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia
  • 1991 Best Play Award for “Barrister Pathelin”, on BAP Festival in Belgrade.
  • 1991 The Jankovic Sisters Award for Young Talents in Comedy, University of Arts, Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1990 The Jankovic Sisters Award for Young Talents in Comedy, University of Arts, Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade, Yugoslavia

See also[edit]

Others articles of the Topics Biography AND Theatre : Elizabeth Taylor, Vitas Varnas

Others articles of the Topics Theatre AND Film : Laura Benson

Others articles of the Topics Biography AND Film : Salman Khan, Casey Calvert, Ahmad Kadry, Eleanor Seigler, Kartik Aaryan, Ishaan Khatter, Glen Meadows

Others articles of the Topic Biography : Jasper Goodwill, Jack Breaux, Mike Heiligenstein, Maurice Joseph Manuel, Mohammad Reza Goodary, Eugene F. George, Charles McConnell

Others articles of the Topic Theatre : NH Professional Theatre Association, Elizabeth Taylor, Andrew Liverpool, Drama, Laura Benson, Shadowplay (play), Vitas Varnas

Others articles of the Topic Film : Magne Lindholm, Blaine Anthony, Glen Meadows, 2026 in film, Anil Kapoor, Untitled Hulk Hogan film, 5th AVN Awards


  1. "Bosifest - Internacionalni Filmski Festival Osoba Sa Invaliditetom". www.osifest.rs.
  2. "INTERNATIONELLT MIM-PRIS TILL STANISLAV BROSOWSKI". Stockholm University of the Arts. Stockholm University of the Arts. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 „Глумац Марко Стојановић иницирао Светски дан пантомиме“, Блиц, Београд, 21. март 2012.
  4. "O nama". Nacionalni savez za karling Srbije. National Curling Association of Serbia. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. "Marko Stojanovic Acting Biography" (PDF). World Mime Organisation. World Mime Organisation.
  6. "International Theatre Institute ITI". www.iti-worldwide.org.
  8. "Who is Marko Stojanović". Javni nastup. Retrieved 10 July 2017.

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