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I am a Russian-born, New York-based generative artist, scenographer, visual dramaturg, and teaching artist, creating work at the intersection of visual art, live performance and civic engagement. 

My creative endeavors range from interdisciplinary downtown theatre to large scale parades, from community pageants to site responsive installations. Since 2005 my work has been shown, locally and globally, at Times Square, Tokyo Disney, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prague National Theatre, the NY Philharmonic, the XXI Commonwealth Games, Barbican Center, and many others.

I am grateful to be in community and continuous collaboration with visionary artists like Dmitry Krymov, Doug Fitch, Lars Jan, Geoff Sobelle, and EnGarde Arts.

I am the founder of Visual Echo, a New York-based performance organization dedicated to facilitating generative dialogues among people from diverse backgrounds. 

As an educator, my work embraces collaborative artistic exchange among theatre makers from different backgrounds, fostering generous creative educational environments that value a diversity of approaches and ideas.

I am a faculty member at the New School of Drama, a NEA/TCG Career Development Program recipient, a Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow, and a Chashama resident.

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