Olga Uzikaeva was born in Vladivostok (Russia) in 1991. She started her dance education in 1998 in a ballet school. From 2000 until 2014 alongside ballet she began competitive Latin American & Ballroom dancing and moved to Serbia in 2011 and to Italy in 2013 to continue her dance career.
In 2014-2015 she was back in Russia – Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and finally Moscow where she started exploring contemporary dance and performance. Her special interest is gaga – a movement language created by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin as a powerful tool for improvisation and movement exploration. She attended various workshops for professional dancers with world-renowned choreographers. In 2015-2018 she participated in performative and dance projects in Novosibirsk and Moscow.
In September 2018 Olga returned to Serbia to explore the independent contemporary art scene here. She collaborates with Serbian visual artist Neda Kovinic, German sound artist Thea Soti, Japanese dancer Ayumi Toyabe, Swiss visual artist Abigail Janic, Serbian music project PonTon, international art collective Free From Form in Belgrade (Serbia) with further performances in SKC Beograd, Kvaka 22, KC Grad, KC Magacin, Polet, Kolarac; in Budapest (Hungary) – ZeroPlusz Tanz; in Helmond (Netherlands) – AnnaTheatre. From 2019 Olga is a regular crew member of the physical theatre play KUTIJE (Eng. ‘Boxes’) directed by Serbian theatre and cinema director Nina Ristic and premiered in November 2019 in the Theatre Levo in Belgrade.
In her current artistic practice Olga is exploring interaction between sound (music, noise, spoken word..) and movement using principles of instant composition and improvisation tools. At the moment Olga is based in Belgrade, Serbia. She speaks fluent English, Serbian, Russian is her mother tongue.