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



12-14 California Balboa Classic, Los Angeles, USA


1 – 4, BalTic Winter Mood, Rostock, Germany

16 – 18, Holy Lollies, Strasbourg, France

23 – 25, Bal’DAMn, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


15 – 17, Roma Balboa Weekend, Rome, Italy

22 – 24, Montpellier Balboa Rendez-Vous, Montpellier, France


1 – 7, Bal Week, New York, USA

12 – 14 Come Around the Pott – Balboa Weekender, Dortmund, Germany

26 – 28 Weekend by Campus Balboa, Montreal, Canada


4 – 12, Breezy Balboa, Bangkok, Thailand


30, May – 2, June, Sunny Slide Fest, Silvi Marina, Italy

28 – 30 Balboa Delight, Basel, Switzerland


20 – 27, Studio Hop Summer Camp, Toulouse, France


5 – 16, Ballove week and weekend, Prague, Czech Republic

20-28, Policoro in Swing, Policoro, Italy


6 – 8, O’Slow Balboa, Oslo, Norway

13 – 15, Sicily Swing Fest,  Catania, Italy

26 – 30, Beijing Balboa Weekend, Beijing, China


3 – 7 Shanghai Balboa Weekend, Shanghai, China

11 – 13, Slow Balboa, UK

14 – 20, Slow Bal-love Week and Weekend, Prague, Czech Republic


8 – 10, Heula Swing Festival, Caen, France

22 – 24, Hot Jazz Jamboree, Denver, USA


6 -8 European Balboa Festival, Toulouse, France

26-31 The Snowball, Stockholm, Sweden