Ilze Zirina. Latvia based artist who works in contemporary dance field since 1997. Got her MA in choreography from the Music Academy of Latvia in 2001. Professional skills has learned from many teachers Olga Zitluhina, David Zambrano, Maria Muñoz, Pep Ramis, Julyen Hamilton, Hai Cohen, Masaki Iwana, Fiona Millward, Benno Voorham, SU –EN to name few. Ilze has been a dancer at Olga Zitluhina dance company (1997 – 2012). Besides, in 2004, she initiated dance company ZI temp.dance where she generates her creative ideas. Has presented her creative work locally and internationally (Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Moldova, Norway). Ilze is a teacher of release at dance department of Latvian Culture college and Contact Improvisation at contemporary dance department of Latvian Culture Academy.