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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2022

January 

3-8 Moscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp, Moscow, Russia (teaching with Alexandr Tabakov)

February 

25-27 Holy Lollies Balboa Workshop, Strasbourg, France

March 

11-13 Montpellier Balboa Rendez-Vous, Montpellier, France

April 

1-3 Swing on the Lake, Drummetaz – Clarafond, France

8-9 Brescia Balboa Weekend, Brescia, Italy

Apr 29 – May, 1, Royal Swing Fest, Turin, Italy

May

26-29 Valencia Balboa Festival, Valencia, Spain

June

10-12 Swing Paradise, Vilnius, Lithuania

July  

1-3 Basel Balboa Delight, Basel, Switzerland

8-15, Herräng Dance camp, week 1, Sweden (teaching with Gio Olga)

16-23, Studio Hop Summer Camp, Mont-Or, France

August  

7-20, Bal-Love, Prague, Czech Republic (with Andreas Olsson and Alexandr Tabakov)

21-29, Policoro in Swing, Policoro, Italy

September  

22 – 25, Sicily Dance Camp, Catania, Italy

October 

14-16, Slow Bal Extra, Bristol, the UK

21-23 Munich Balboa and Shag, Munich, Germany

November

10-13, Heula Swing Festival, Caen, France

18-20, Korea Balboa Weekend, Seoul, Korea

December

9-11, European Balboa Festival, Toulouse, France

27 Dec – 1 Jan, Snowball, Stockholm, Sweden