Liza Baliasnaja

© Dainius Sciuka
© Dainius Sciuka

Bio

Liza Baliasnaja (1994, Lithuania) is a dance artist based in Brussels, born in Lithuania. After graduating from P.A.R.T.S in 2016, she has been involved as a performer in the works by Ula Sickle, Eglė Budvytytė, Eszter Salamon, DD Dorvillier, Mårten Spångberg and Lenio Kaklea and worked as an artistic assistant with Eszter Salamon, Cassiel Goube, Christine de Smedt and Myriam Van Imschoot. In 2018 she was invited for a residency at Nida Art Colony where she collaborated with Sidney Barnes on a duet FIGURES that was later shown in March Hare Festival in Tel Aviv and New Baltic Dance Festival in Vilnius.

In 2019 she worked on choreographic score for four performers COMMENSURATE TO BE WITH which was shown in museums and galleries in Lithuania, Israel and Belgium. In 2021 Liza premiered her solo TRIEB in Bâtard Festival in Brussels. Since 2019 Liza teaches theoretical and practical courses at the Lithuanian National Academy of Music and Theater. She also works as a process companion/ coach in the framework of P.A.R.T.S and a recently established research platform ‘BITES’. Next to her professional engagement with dance, Liza studies Philosophy at the University of KU Leuven. Currently, she is developing a collaborative project L’inconnu together with Christine de Smedt and Theo Livesey.

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