About Olga

Olga was born into a family of teachers and since early years has been an energetic live wire – studying music, doing athletics, martial arts and gymnastics. In 2007 she was introduced to Lindy Hop and this is where the real passion story begins. She got dance hooked and started to explore more of the dance world by getting into Blues and later Balboa. She has been actively travelling the globe in pursuit of more opportunities to dance, learn and compete. Later she began to share her love for swing music and dance by teaching. Now Olga is the international balboa instructor, teaching solo and couple Balboa all over the world.

At her classes she pays a lot of attention to getting the students interested and involved by giving challenging and fun tasks, working both on technique and musicality and infecting them even more with the love of dancing. For the time being she is passionately developing a new direction of swing dance practices – iSoloBalboa – offline and online solo classes for balboa leaders and followers which aim at polishing up technique and developing creativity and musicality.

Olga Marina, photo by Ksenia Ryzhkova

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Next Events



13-15 Jitterbugs Delight, Basel, Switzerland


2-5, Bal’DAMn, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

10-12, Holy Lollies, Strasbourg, France

16-21, Rock That Swing Festival, Munich, Germany


17-19, Roma Balboa Weekend, Rome, Italy

24 – 26, Montpellier Balboa Rendez-Vous, Montpellier, France


21-23 Sitges Balboa Beach, Barcelona, Spain

25-30, Bal Week, New York, USA


25-28, Valencia Balboa Festival, Valencia, Spain


1-4, Sunny Slide Fest, Silvi Marina, Italy

June, 30 – July, 2 Balboa Delight, Basel, Switzerland


8-15, Herrang Swing Dance Camp, Sweden (with Gio Olla)

15-22, Studio Hop Summer Camp, Toulouse, France

28-30, Balboa Dayz, Dresden, Germany


6-19, Ballove week and weekend, Prague, Czech Republic

20-28, Policoro in Swing, Policoro, Italy


15 -17 Taipei Balboa Weekend, Taipei, Taiwan

29 – Oct, 1 Shanghai Balboa Weekend, Shanghai, China


13-15 Swing in Aix, Aix-les-Bains, France


10-12 Brescia Balboa Festival “The Series”, Brescia, Italy

17-19 Korea Balboa Weekend, Seoul, Korea

24-26 Balboa Re’Tro, Shanghai, China


8-10 European Balboa Festival, Toulouse, France

26-31 The Snowball, Stockholm, Sweden