Vitalina Lobach is a professional performer of the Indian Classical Dance Odissi, teacher, choreographer, co-founder of The Association of Artists Performing Indian Dances of Moscow (AIITAM) and an active member of “Nritya Sabha” foundation.
Growing up in atmosphere of music and dance, Vitalina completed 7-years music school where she took piano and classical vocal. At the same time she attended the ballet classes.
In 1988 Vitalina has obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Moscow State University.
During the Indian festival in Moscow in 1987/88 she met Mrs.Parida from Orissa who became her first teacher of Odissi dance.
In 1990 Vitalina received scholarship from ICCR (www.iccrindia.net) and joint the University of Arts “Gandharva Mahavidyalaya” (www.gandharvamahavidyalayanewdelhi.org), New Delhi, where she learned Odissi under the guidance of famous guru Madhvi Mudgal (http://www.artindia.net/madhavi.html). She graduated in 1995.
In 1995 Vitalina founded the classical Indian dance school in Moscow “Odissi Jivan Nritya”.
Vitalina teaches the senior group of “Odissi Jivan Nritya” under the auspices of The Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre - JNCC, an integral part of the Embassy of India in Moscow (www.indianembassy.ru).
Since 2003 Vitalina Lobach has been a teacher of supplementary education of a higher qualification category at “Children Art School” in Chelkovo, Moscow region.
Some of Vitalina’s students teach Odissi in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don.
Vitalina and her students take active part in various cultural activities in Russia, participate in dance competitions and festivals.
In 2005 and 2007 along with her students Vitalina visited India, Orissa, for a dance festival where she has presented her own dance program.
Vitalina is a jury member at different dance competitions in Moscow and other Russian regions.
She organized dance workshops in Moscow and participated in joint performances with guru Ramani Ranjan Jena and his son Rashmi Ranjan Jena in 2004 and Smt. Sujata Mohapatra in 2008 and 2009 (http://sujatamohapatra.com).