Ilze Zirina

Works in contemporary dance field since 1997. Got MA in choreography ( Music Academy of Latvia ) in 2001. Preofessional skills learned from such teachers as Olga Zitluhina, David Zambrano, Maria Munoz, Pep Ramis, Julyen Hamilton, Hai Cohen, Masaki Iwana, Fiona Millward, Katri Soini, Benno Vorham, SU –EN to name few. With the support of Latvia Culture college she established a dance gruop ZI at 2004. She is an artidtic director and choreographer of it today too. Also works as independent choreographer, creating choreographies for drama theatre ( in 2001, 2002 and 2009 ), choir ( 2009 ) etc. Created solo projects in 2003.,2004.,2006. In 2008 created a piece Marathon in collaboration with disabled dancers. Has performed her choreographies in Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Moldova, Norway.

Recently, ZI is releasing a new piece When they are others? Premiere -June 13, 2011.