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Choreographer

Anželika Cholina is one of the most prominent Lithuanian choreographers, Associate Professor at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, founder of A|CH theatre.

In 2011 Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded the director and choreographer with Knight’s Order for Merits to Lithuania.

In 2016 she was awarded with the main state prize to the cultural work in Lithuania ‘Carry your Light and Believe’.

In 2020 Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda awarded the director and choreographer with the Officer's Cross for Merits to Lithuania.


In 1989 Cholina graduated from Vilnius Ballet School and in 1996 she graduated from  Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) as a director-choreographer. Her choreographic debut was ballet in two acts, “Medea” (1996) – awarded Saint Christopher prize for choreography. She has been awarded with Golden Cross of the Stage for the best choreography twice (“Othello” 2006, “Anna Karenina” 2011).

Anželika Cholina has staged over 40 works: dance performances, ballets, musicals, operetta and operas, more than 100 choreographic miniatures. She is a choreography director of several episodes of "Warner Brothers" and “NetworkUSA” movies.

Modern choreography miniatures staged by Anželika Cholina for her students in Vilnius Ballet School and in Munich Dance Academy were awarded with Grand-prix and golden medals of international ballet competitions in Lausanne, Varna, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo, New-York, Stockholm, Munich and Helsinki.

Golden Stage Cross
Award "Carry your light and believe"

 Cholina’s dance performances are exceptional  with intertwining elements of classical ballet, modern dance and acting. According to the choreographer, the means of expression and the choice of dancers and actors depend only on the performance theme. And their range is truly wide, varying from  ancient dramas and productions of world literature classics to choreographic improvisations inspired by Argentinian tango or Lithuanian folk music. 

 

Experience

Choreographer is invited to work in main theaters in Lithuania and abroad. 

She staged ballets “Medea” and “Barbora Radvilaitė” at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; dance performances “Songs of Women”, “Carmen”, “The House of Bernarda Alba” at Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; operetta  “Madame Pompadour” and opera “Traviata” at Kaunas State Musical Theatre.

Since 2008 Cholina collaborates with Moscow State Academic E. Vakhtangov Theatre, where she implemented Dance performance genre and created dance performances “The Coast of Women”, “Anna Karenina”, “Otello”, "Men and women" and created choreography for Tuminas’ performances “Eugene Onegin”, “Minetti" and "Oedipus the King".    

In 2012, dance performance “Anna Karenina” was nominated as the Best musical performance for the highest Russian theatre award “Golden Mask”, in 2013 was acknowledged as the Best performance of the year in Cuba’s festival “Villanueva 2013”. The same year, choreographer received Oleg Jankovsky award “Creative discovery” and “Othello” received Theatre award “Theatre goers Star” as the Best musical performance.  

She debuted as a choreographer at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 2016 with “Katerina Izmailova” by Dmitri Shostakovich (conductor: Tugan Sokhiev, director: Rimas Tuminas) and later in 2018 was invited to be director-choreographer of “Queen of Spades” (conductor: Tugan Sokhiev, director: Rimas Tuminas).

In 2017, A. Cholina started collaboration with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko theatre in Moscow on two one act operas “Oedipus the King” and “Blue beard” (conductor F. Korobov, director R. Tuminas).


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Portfolio

2021

The Queen of Spades

2018

King Mindaugas

2017

The Idiot

2016

Othello

2015

Men and Women

2014

The Legend of Zygimantas Augustas and Barbora Radvilaite

2013

Othello

2012

Carmen

2012

Anna Karenina

2011

Barbora Radvilaite

2010

Anna Karenina

2010

Madame Pompadour

2009

Men and Women

2008

The Coast of Women

2007

The Fantasy for Five Elements

2006

Othello

2005

People:)

2004

Bolero

2003

Romeo and Juliet

2002

Love

2001

Tango in Fa

2000, 2003

The House of Bernarda Alba

1999

The Crazy Girls' Dances

1998, 2004

Carmen

1998, 2004

Songs of Women

1996

Medea

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