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

January 2019
3-8: Moscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp , Moscow, Russia
18-20: California Balboa Classic , Newport Beach, LA, USA

February 2019
1-3: Balboa Dayz , Dresden, Germany
8-9: Montpellier Balboa Rendez-vous , Montpellier, France
15-17: Swing’in’Pau Balboa and Shag , Pau, France
22-24: Elephantastic Balboa Weekend , Turin, Italy (solo balboa)

March 2019
Feb 28 – Mar 4: Rock That Swing Festival , Munich, Germany
8-10: All the Cats Join In , Melbourne, Australia
28-31: Roma Balboa Weekend , Rome, Italy (couple and solo balboa)

April 2019
27 Apr – 1 May: Swinglandia Dance Camp , Kyiv, Ukraine

May 2019
9-12: Balboa on the Promenade , Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France (couple and solo balboa)
24-26: Minor Swing , Gothenburg, Sweden

June 2019
31 May – 2 June: Valencia Balboa Festival, Valencia, Spain (couple and solo balboa)
7-9: SlowBal Weekend, Denver, USA
13-16: All Balboa Weekend , Cleveland, USA
25-30: BSDC’s Balboa Week, Brussels, Belgium (couple and solo balboa)

August 2019
4-11: Ballove Week and Weekend , Prague, Czech Republic (couple and solo balboa)
18-26: Policoro in Swing , Policoro, Italy

September 2019
13-15: Beijing Balboa Weekend, Beijing, China (couple and solo balboa)

October 2019
3-6: Swing’In Aix Festival, Aix-les-Bains, France
18-20: Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout, Denver, USA (couple and solo balboa)
15-17: Balboa in New York, USA (couple and solo balboa)

November 2019
1-3: Slow Balboa Weekend, Stockholm, Sweden
8-10: Swing Fastival, Torquay, the UK
15-17: Korea Balboa Weekend, Seoul, Korea

December 2019
Dec 26-Jan 1: The Snowball, Stockholm, Sweden

January 2020
24-26: Mission Balboa, Montreal, Canada (solo Balboa)
Jan 31- 2 Feb: Balboa Dayz, Dresden, Germany

February 2020

7-9: Birmingham Swing Festival, Birmingham, the UK
14-16: Montpellier Balboa Rendez-vous, Montpellier, France
21-23: Elephantastic Balboa Weekend, Turin, Italy

March 2020

8-10: All the Cats Join In , Melbourne, Australia