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Choreographers

Ilya Zhivoi

Ilya Zhivoi

Ilya Zhivoi is a Russian dancer and choreographer. He graduated from the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy in 2008 (Gennady Selyutsky’s class) and was thereafter accepted into the corps of the Mariinsky Theater.

Mr. Zhivoi has worked with some of the most talented choreographers of our time, including Forsythe, Preljocaj, van Manen, Lightfoot and Leon, Rodin and Ratmansky.

Ilya Zhivoi was involved in two Vishneva artistic projects: "Diana Vishneva, Beauty in motion" and "Diana Vishneva, Dialogues.”

He is a Permanent participant in the "Creative Workshop for Young Choreographers" in Mariinsky Theater, for which he staged four ballets.

In 2016 Ilya Zhivoi presented the ballet "SeasonS" to the music of Vivaldi-Richter at Vladivostok’s First International Far Eastern Festival "Mariinsky.”

in 2017, commissioned by the Mariinsky Theater, he staged a repertoire two-act ballet "The Times of the Year.”

Ilya Zhivoi is a Laureate of the "Hope of Russia" Prize and a Participant in Valery Gergiev's educational program (master classes of modern choreography).

Nina Buisson

Nina Buisson

An internationally acclaimed Contemporary Dance Master Teacher, award-winning choreographer and dance iconoclast, distinguished for coining cutting edge European contemporary dance idiom. For more than fifteen years Nina has enriched the avant-garde dance industry with her unconventional contemporary vocabulary – educating, choreographing and inspiring numerous students and performance artists across the globe. Her expressionistic Tanz-Theater tapestries weave a universe of boundless freedom, interdependence and inner peace. Nina is an “excellence” scholar from the PRINCESS GRACE Academy of Classical dance and has obtained her musical training from the PRINCE RAINIER III Music Academy in Monaco. She holds a professional teaching diploma in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence.

Nina Buisson has garnered critical plaudits and top prizes for her solo performances at several International dance competitions in France, Italy and Germany, she is the Elan Award recipient of the “Spirit Award for Choreographic Excellence”.

Nina Buisson's singular choreography has been presented at the renowned New York City venues: “The Best of” at Danny Kay Play House at Hunter College 2004, The Elan Awards at the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Juilliard Senior Graduation Showcase 2005, Steps Choreography Performance Showcase 2006, Material Raw 13 “The Evolving Art Theater” 2006, Jennifer Muller's the Hatch 2008, The International Dance Festival at the Duke Theater 2009, The Avant-Garde Festival at Judson Memorial Church in 2010, The 10th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2011, La Mamma Move Dance Festival Motion Makers 2012, The Motion Capture Lab at the Steinhardt school of education New York University 2013, The Lab tanz-Theater for Actors 2014. Most recently, Nina Buisson Contemporary Move performed the work “Entre Deux Mondes” at the Joyce Soho Theater.

“I like to paint…curves of light and shadow. Like a whirling spiral I carve raw energy in enchanting patterns. The dancing body is like a subtle brush that paints soul-scapes of boundless freedom. Like poetry in motion, a painting without a frame, a gush of feelings floating in the air... I breathe the magic of moving bodies, seeding energy in space. Wether the magic remains after the piece is finished – doesn't matter. I soar up to my vastness – Unleashed and free...”