Originally from Kyiv (Ukraine), rigorously trained in a professional dance performance company Show-ballet A6 (Kyiv) since 8, Alina has been experimenting on and learning all possible dances. She met social dance at 17 and since then authentic jazz, swing, lindy-hop, tap, blues, be-bop, UK Jazz, latin dance, traditional African dance paved her artistic way.
Her dance experience met with academic formation in Arts & Humanities helps Alina to comprehend Jazz Dance, her major passion, as a historical and anthropological phenomenon of the Art of mixed identities. This helps her as a dancer to find new profound approaches to choreography, social dance, improvisation, musicality and a dancing style. She has been sharing her experience teaching both solo and partner dances with Fedor Nedotko, lecturing, performing, choreographing and collaborating with jazz bands as well as hosting dance weekends, workshops and festivals in Ukraine, Russia as well as around the world. Alina's theoretical research in dance are underpinned by a PhD project she is currently working on at the University of Barcelona focusing on the interrelation of literary and performance arts. Currently Alina is based in Barcelona where she is hosting her workshops as well as collaborating with the leading local schools of swing and Conservatori Superior de Dansa (Institut del Teatre).