- dancer, choreographer and performer working in the field of contemporary dance, visual art, movement theatre and performance.

aboutlabovkinaolgaAfter graduation from the Grodno state college of Arts in choreography (2002) worked under the direction of Dmitry Kurakulov in the contemporary dance group TAD for 3 years (at the Grodno Regional Philharmonic hall between 1999 and 2002), performing in all works of that period.

Repeated winner of various degree prizes at the international festival of modern choreography IFMC (Belarus), the participant of guest program, teacher in the framework of education program IFMC.

  • 2018, 2017, 2012, 2007 – the guest program participant, teacher.
  • 2010 – The second prize winner- duo «Level completed» (chor-phy O.Labovkina, dance: O. Labovkina, V. Molchan).
  • 2009 – The laureate of the competition in the nomination “Artistic skills”- the dance piece «the Wedding» (chor-phy O.Labovkina)
  • 2006 – The 1-st prize winner - duo «In two steps from…» (chor-phy, dance O.Labovkina, Zh.Maglish)
  • 2004 – The laureate of the competition in the nomination “Artistic skills”- solo « Red Man's dreams»
  • 2002 - special award of Evgeny Panfilov and special award “For Mastery”- duo "Kumparsita" (chor-phy D. Kurakulov, artists: O. Labovkina. D. Kurakulov.)

The graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in “Scientific-creative laboratory of the composition of modern forms of dance” (magistracy, 2011-13). Dissertation: "The ways of the organisation of art material in performance of modern dance in the light of their impact on spectator perception".

As the choreographer collaborated with STB TV channel (TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." Kiev, 2012).

2008 - 2018 Founder and artistic director of KARAKULI dance theatre (Minsk, Belarus).
The statements created by the company were presented at such venues as Susanne Dellal Centre (Tel Aviv, Israel), Teatri de Vita (Bologna, Italy), Monsun Theatre (Hamburg, Germany), Gogol Centre ( Moscow, Russia), Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia), Voronezh Opera House (Russia) etc. and at various international festivals: TanzplatformBern2018 (Bern, Switzerland), "Gold Mask" (Moscow, Russia), "Zawirovania" (Warsaw, Poland), "Zelyonka-fest" (Kiev, Ukraine), "Teart" (Minsk, Belarus), etc.

The winner of young choreographers contest 2017 of international dance festival "CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva" in Russia.

As a dance artist and choreographer implemented her projects within the residences of KORZO Art Production Company (Netherlands), Vitlycke - Center for Performing Arts (Sweden), reSITE & KUNSTrePUBLIK - Center for Art and Urbanistik (Berlin), Ponec Theatre (Prague, Czech Republic), Zurich University of Arts (Switzerland).

As a guest choreographer, director and teacher she collaborates with theaters and dance companies of the Post-Soviet space and Europe.