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Alena Tarasova is originally from Russia. She studied in New York as a dancer and was working with choreographers from US, Europe, Latin America. She has danced for Liliya Burdinskaya Dance Company (based in Saint Petersburg) for five years and was a guest artist at the Mariinsky Theater and MusicAeterna (run by Teodor Currentzis). Alena began to express herself as a choreographer at a very young age and was awarded as a winner of the Competition of Young Choreographers of Saint Petersburg when she was 16 years old. Since then her works have been performed in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, New York, Paris, Kazan, Ekaterinburg. She also graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy Master Choreographic Program in 2016 and was the author and curator of the program «Modern dance for ballet dancers» at the Vaganova Academy from 2016 to 2018.


In March 2022, Alena left Russia as a sign of disagreement with the military operation in Ukraine. Now she is looking for platforms for the creative expression of her civic position and opportunities for continuing creative communication between artists of different nationalities, beliefs and ideas. For Origen she created the ballets «Exil» and «My Land».