Original role in the creation of Alanda
Zina Zinchenko was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from CODARTS in the Netherlands with a BA degree in 2007. In the Netherlands, Zina Worked with various choreographers such as Ken Ossola (NDT), Anouk van Dijk, Emanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, Poul Northon and more. Between 2006- 2009 she danced for The Itzik Galili Dance Company and with Stephen Shropshire for The Noord Nederlands Dans Company 2009-2011.
In 2011 she joined The Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv, Israel, and later was invited to join The Batsheva Dance Company in 2012-2018 where she was certified as a Gaga teacher and began staging and teaching Ohad Naharin’s repertoire since 2012. Zina taught in Moscow, Israel, Japan, Poland, the USA, and more.
Zina is a certified Yoga instructor since 2015 (Mysoru, India) and also participated in Natalie Portman’s film, A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), played the supporting role in Jose Padilha’s film 7 Days in Enetebbe (2018) and a lead role in Boaz Yakin’s film AVIVA, choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith. Zina is currently based in NYC where she teaches Gaga regularly and performs as a leading cast member in Puncdhrunk’s acclaimed immersive theatre production Sleep No More.