Anton Ovchinnikov – lecturer, performer, choreographer and organizer of the annual international dance festival Zelyonka FEST in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2008, after ten years of teaching, travelling to international forums and festivals, Ovchinnikov recognized as one of the most distinctive and original dance projects in Ukraine. In 2017 the Black O!Range is an independent dance production company, which, despite the total lack of funding, continues to be the vanguard of the Ukrainian dance scene. In 2016/2017 Anton Ochinnikov presented two solo performances and created two multidisciplinary projects and was selected to participate in the CEC Artslink residence in the USA. Main objectives of Ukrainian Contemporary Dance Platform managed by Anton Ovchinnikov is to support young Ukrainian choreographers, integrate contemporary dance into the modern cultural life of Ukraine and establish a national center of contemporary dance.
Dancer Artists: Olexandra Zakharova. Anton Ovchinnikov. Dariya Dintsova, Elizaveta Kovalchuk, Flora Borovik, Olena Chuchko, Iryna Zapolska, Iryna Melnik, Iryna Klymenko, Katya Alyoshina, Kristina Slobodyanyuk, Maksym Omelchenko, Mariya Myasnikova, Olga Kebas. Victoriya Donet,s. Yana Gumennaya
Anton did several residencies at The George Washington, University.
ANTON OVCHINNIKOV (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Born in 1971 in Kyiv
1989-1991 served in the Soviet Army.
From 1994 to 1999 danced in a professional dance company “Hollywood Ballet” (Kyiv)
Since 1995 Ovchinnikov participated in different educational dance projects and festivals all over the Europe and in Post-Soviet countries.
In 2003 he graduated from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts (MA Stage director & Choreographer).
In 2008 he founded the dance company Black O!Range Dance Theatre which took part in all the major dance festivals in Ukraine, as well as some international festivals in Europe. From 2008 till 2022 created more than 30 solo and group performances in Ukraine and abroad.
Since 2009 till 2016 he taught contemporary dance technique and dance composition in Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.
In 2010 he established the Zelyonka Fest Contemporary Dance Festival in Kyiv. Since then he is an artistic and program director of the festival.
Since 2015 – the President of NGO UA “Contemporary Dance Platform”.
Dancer, teacher, choreographer, curator, photographer, poet.
Anton Ovchinnikov – multidisciplinary artist. He works as choreographer, performer, composer, lecturer, and organizer of the annual international dance festival Zelyonka Space UP in Kyiv.
Ovchinnikov was born in Kyiv in 1971. Graduated from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, MA. He is writing a PhD thesis in Lviv National University.
Since 2008 he is the artistic director of the Black O!Range dance productions company. The company was recognized as one of the most distinctive and original dance projects in Ukraine.
In 2015 Ovchinnikov cofounded All-Ukrainian Association “Contemporary Dance Platform”. Since then he is the President of the institution. Main objectives of the Association are to support young Ukrainian choreographers, integrate contemporary dance into the modern cultural life of Ukraine and establish the national center of contemporary dance.
In 2016-2021 Anton Ovchinnikov presented a few solo performances and created four multidisciplinary projects. In 2017 he was the fellow of CEC Artslink Residency in the USA.
Since 2018 Anton Ovchinnikov is the member of the expert panel of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation