photo by: Julija Žitluhina

Olga Zitluhina

Olga Žitluhina (Latvia) is a choreographer, dancer and teacher – the most influential personality in Latvian contemporary dance scene, head of a program of contemporary dance in Latvian Academy of Culture. She has been the artistic director of Olga Zitluhina Dance Company from 1996 to 2012. The company was the only professional contemporary dance group in Latvia for more than decade. Olga’s productions have been performed and she was teaching in China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA. Since 2006 she is director of international contemporary dance festival “LAIKS DEJOT” in Rig

Olga Zitluhina's artistic life in numbers
50 years – dancing
37 years – choreographing
37 years – teaching and sharing dance
20 years teaching in the State Ballet school 
16 years – the director  of contemporary dance department in Latvian academy of culture
7 years as Professor 

10 years – the art director of LAIKS DEJOT, contemporary dance festival in Riga, Latvia
20 performances for her own company
3 performances for Latvian National Ballet company
2 performances for break dance company Camelot
56 hours SOLO dancing in 2014

24 years – the official ALIEN
18 countries performed and 
2 times awarded as best contemporary dance performance in Latvia