Анжелика Холина


In 1989 Anželika Cholina graduated from Vilnius Ballet School, in 1996 — from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) as a choreography director (O. Tarasova course).
Her choreographic debut was a ballet in two acts, Medea (1996). The performance was awarded with Saint Christopher prize for choreography.

Anželika Cholina was awarded with The Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Lithuania ‘Golden Cross of the Stage’ prize for the best choreography twice (Othello in 2006 and Anna Karenina in 2010).

In 2000 she founded the Dance Theatre of Angelica Cholina A|CH.

Anželika Cholina has staged 15 dance performances, two ballets, one musical and one operetta and more than 100 choreographic miniatures. She is a choreography director of several episodes of Warner Brothers operas and movies.

Anželika Cholina is Associate Professor at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Modern choreography miniatures staged by Anželika Cholina and 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.

Since 2008 Anželika Cholina collaborates with Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia. The choreography shows by Angelica Cholina in the Vakhtangov Theatre at the moment are: The Coast of Women (2008), Anna Karenina (2012), Othello (2013), Men and women, or Scripts of human life (2015). Angelica Cholina took part as a choreography director in Eugene Onegin (2013) and Minetty (2015), Oedipus the King (2016), the Vakhtangov Theatre performances staged by Rimas Tuminas.

In 2011 Anželika Cholina was honoured with the Knight’s Cross for cultural contributions of the 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’.

She debuted as a choreographer at the Bolshoi Theatre with Katerina Izmailova by Dmitri Shostakovich in 2016 (conductor: Tugan Sokhiev, director: Rimas Tuminas).

Together with director Rimas Tuminas she worked on Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky and Bluebeard's Castle by Béla Bartók for the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre.

Listing of most significant performances: 1996, Medea, ballet by A. Rekasius in the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; 1998, Songs of Women based on the songs of M. Dietrich in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; 1998, Carmen to music by G. Bizet–R. Shchedrin in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; 1999, Crazy girls’ dances to music by A. Vivaldi and C. Saint-Saens in Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre (currently OKT / Vilnius City Theatre); 2000, The house of Bernarda Alba based on the play by F. G. Lorca in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; 2001, Tango in Fa to music by A. Piazzolla in A|CH Theatre; 2002, Love to music by contemporary composers in A|CH Theatre; 2003, Romeo and Juliet to music by contemporary composers in A|CH Theatre; 2004, Bolero by M. Ravel in A|CH Theatre; 2005, People to an arrangement of Lithuanian folk music in A|CH Theatre; 2006, Othello to music by J. Adams and contemporary composers in A|CH Theatre; 2007, The fantasy for five elements to music by contemporary composers in A|CH Theatre; 2009, Men and Women to music from the classical ballets in A|CH Theatre; 2010, Madame Pompadour operetta in two parts at Kaunas State Musical Theatre; 2010, Anna Karenina to music byA. Schnittke in A|CH Theatre; 2011, Barbora Radvilaite, ballet by S. Vainiunas, A. Malcys, H. M. Gorecki in the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; 2014, Legend of Zygimantas Augustas and Barbora Radvilaite, musical by K. Masanauskas, The Idiot based on the roman by Dostoevsky in A|CH Theatre; 2017.