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Ekaterina Zharinova is a contemporary dance artist, curator, and scholar from Yekaterinburg, Russia who is based in London, the U.K. Ekaterina graduated from the Contemporary Dance School of the Yekaterinburg Contemporary Art Center (director Lev Shulman) in 2000. For the next five theater seasons, she danced extensively with Provincial Dances Theatre (choreographer Tatiana Baganova) touring across the country and abroad. In particular, she performed with the company at The Place Theatre presenting New Russian Culture in London in 2004.
Since 2006, she has been creating work independently and in collaborations. In 2012-18, created dance performances and curated dance programs for museum spaces including Yekaterinburg History Museum and Boris Yeltsin Presidential Museum. In 2013-17, prolifically collaborated with media artist Denis Perevalov making dance performances with interactive media.
Studied with Lisa Alexander (2001), Rachel Krische, Joanne Fong, Matthew Hawkins (2003), Gill Clark (2005), and Rahel Vonmoos (2009), as guest teachers in Russia, among many others. Besides, attended workshops for professionals with Anton Lachky (Barcelona, 2010), Ivo Dimchev (Vienna, 2011), João Fiadeiro (Lisbon, 2011, 2012), and Michael Schumacher (Amsterdam, 2014).
In 2017, Ekaterina received her M.F.A. in Dance from George Washington University (Washington, DC, USA), being awarded the fellowship and 2017 C.A.S.T. Award there. Currently, she is completing her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Davis (Davis, CA, USA).