I was born on 22.03.1991 in Odessa, Ukraine. With almost one year of age I emigrated with my family to Germany and since then, it has been my home. I grew up bilingual with German and Russian as my native languages and spent most of my life in Freiburg.
My first real dance experiences apart from children’s ballet lessons were relatively late, at the age of 15. I came into contact with Latin, Ballroom and Social dances and discovered my passion for dance in general. After i dabbled in a career of some years as a competition dancer and dance teacher in ballroom dancing, I discovered a love for Hip hop and Urban dance styles, which allowed me to let my creativity run free in dancing and to escape fixed norms, moves and figures. Numerous workshops and master classes followed, such as the Urban Dance Camp, to deepen these new skills.
After a successful audition for the large-scale dance theatre project “Romeo feat. Julia” in 2012, which was staged by Theater Panoptikum, the Kinderkanal and the SWR Symphony Orchestra, I considered my dream as a professional dancer and decided to pursue this career further. I moved away from my home in Freiburg to study contemporary dance internationally.
I studied dance, choreography and dance paedagogics in Mannheim from 2012-2015. During these studies I continued to travel, visiting the Alvin Ailey School and the Broadway Dance Center in New York City to deepen my education abroad.
After graduation in Mannheim, I decided to broaden my experience in contemporary dance with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and stayed for 6 months in Kibbutz Gaaton, in northern Israel. Following this experience, I came back to Germany and participated in intensives with Johannes Wieland and Hofesh Shechter which helped enhance my artistry for my freelance career.
As a performer I have worked internationally with choreographers, directors and collectives including: Edan Gorlicki, Ashley Wright, Carla Jordao, Christian Burns (BurnsWorks), Vlasova/Pawlica, Birutė Banevičiūtė, Barbara Bess, ZiRu Dance Company (San Francisco), Barish Karademir, Fullstop Dance to name a few.
My own work and choreographic projects have been shown internationally since 2017. My most recent creations include, ”Winterschlaf”, “Heads up”, “Lila Wolken” and “My Hungry Heart”- which I created for Fullstop Dance Company in January 2019 in an 8-day residence. “My Hungry Heart” celebrated its premiere on the 21st of March 2019 at the ODC Theater in San Francsico, California.
At the Moment i am rehearsing “Mira 8_was bleibt?” by Mira Dance company in Köln and “Wie Immer” by Edan Gorlicki.