OLGA VERCHININA

Her role : OLGA
I think I am a very eclectic combination of mood swings, brave actions and a lot of love!

OLGA : AS AN ARTIST

Did you grow up in an environment conductive to Art?

My parents are very creative people, they always tried to make life beautiful, interesting and exciting. Being surrounded by artistically motivated people naturally drove me to the direction of Arts.

What has been the revelation that inspired you the artistic vocation?

I always wanted to be an actor or performer of some kind, for as long as I can remember. When I was only five I loved telling long elaborated stories so I decided I should perhaps become an actor instead.

Have you received a specific artistic training?

I was trained as a rhythmic gymnast, and as a member of the national team of Russia, I received a very strong physical and psychological training to be a champion. Rhythmic gymnastics is also close to the art of dance and circus, so everything I learned has been used in my career as an aerial acrobat.

Where do you get your inspiration?

It’s all around me; life is full of people and things that inspire you every single day. I collect everything I see and hear and then something just happens in my head and I can tell my own story on stage about someone totally new.

Is there any particular artist that inspires you?

There are so many and they are all so different and eclectic. Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Michael Jackson and David Сoverdale, Bulgakov and Dostoevsky, Spielberg and Scorsese…

What is your most significant artistic experience?

I had a chance to be a part of the opening cast of Lido la Tournée, Disney, Cirque du Soleil and many more productions around the world.

How do the MUGLER FOLLIES fit in your artistic career?

I have always admired Manfred T. Mugler as a person and a visionary. He has a unique and beautiful world at his fingertips and you will never know what he will do next. Working with Manfred is exciting and rewarding, for me it is about doing something I love with someone I respect.

OLGA : AS AN INDIVIDUAL

Where are you from?

I feel very lucky to be born in Saint Petersburg Russia and working now in Paris, those are my two favorite cities in the world.

Do you have any distinctive sign?

I think I am a very eclectic combination of mood swings, brave actions and a lot of love!

What is your favorite place?

I love nature, the forest, the mountains and the ocean. When I’m not learning or performing I want to be surrounded by the beauty the nature. I love traveling the world and as an artist I’m lucky to be able to travel a lot, new places are always the most attractive to me.

What would be the best compliment you can receive?

That I did something that really helped somebody, made them happy and inspire them to do something important.

Do you have a favorite motto?

"Love people, love life."