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Olesia Zhurakivska

Director-artistic director, Honored Artist of Ukraine

Volodymyr ZadniprovskyiHonored Artist of Ukraine

She was born on August 13, 1973 in Kyiv.

In 1996, she graduated from the State Institute of Theater Arts (now the Russian Academy of Theater Arts), course Artist of the USSR V. A. Andreev. Since 2002, she has been working as an actress at the Left Bank Theater. In 2016, she was awarded the honorary title “Honored Artist of Ukraine”.

Since 2023, she is a director-artistic director of the Left Bank Theater.

Multiple nominee and winner of theater and film awards. For the film “Donbass” (2018), she was nominated for the National Film Critics Award “Kinokolo” in the nomination “Best Actress” in 2018 and the National Film Award “Golden Dzyga” in the nomination “Best Supporting Actress” in 2019. In 2020, she was nominated for the NSTDU (National Union of Theater Actors of Ukraine) award in the “Maria Zankovetska Award” category. In 2021, she was awarded the Order of Princess Olga III degree and the “Kyiv” Art Prize named after Amvrosy Buchma for the works “East-West” and “Every brilliant thing”. In the same year, she was nominated for Viva! Awards in the nomination “The most beautiful woman of Ukraine”. In 2023, she was nominated for the Taras Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine in the category “Film Arts” for the film work “Mother”

Theater Award “Kyiv Pectoral”: in 2006 was nominated for “Best performance of a female role of the second plan” in the play “Romeo and Juliet”, in 2009 was nominated for “Best performance of a female role of the first/second plan” in the play “Not everything butter cat”, in 2013 she was nominated for “Best performance of a supporting female role” in the play “Opiskin. Thomas!”, in 2019 she was nominated for “Best performance of a female role” in the play “East-West”


TE-ART Theater Agency (Kyiv, Ukraine):

2016 – “Illusions” by I. Vyripaeva, dir. S. Zhyrkov


Actor Theater (Kyiv, Ukraine):

2018 — “East — West”, dir. V. Belozorenko


Drama and Comedy Theater on the Left Bank of the Dnipro (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2001 – Much Ado in Paris by Moliere, dir. D. Bogomazov – Nerina

2001 – “Sylvia” by Albert Gurney, dir. O. Lisovets – Phyllis

2001 – “Princess Caprice” by S. Tsypin – Hofmeisterin

2001 – “Ah, my sweet Augustine…” P. Enzikata – Second lady-in-waiting

2002 – Moliere’s Love of the Time of Louis, dir. O. Dzekun – Claudine

2003 – “Sea… Night… Candles…” by Yosef Bar-Yosef, dir. E. Mytnytskyi – Rita

2003 – “Corsican Woman” by Jiri Hubach, dir. O. Lisovets – Josephine

2004 — “Love with a scope!?…” by Hanoch Levin, dir. O. Lisovets – Bela Berlo

2005 – “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, dir. O. Lisovets – Nurse

2006 – “What are your complaints about your wife?” Fyodor Dostoevsky and Alexander Volodin, directed by Yu. Pogrebnichko — Mironova

2006 – “26 rooms…” based on Anton Chekhov’s play “Forest”, dir. E. Mytnytsky — Olena Andriivna

2008 – “Not everything is butter to the cat” by Oleksandr Ostrovsky, dir. O. Lisovets – Feona

2010 – “Where the Wind Blows…” Luigi Pirandello – Aunt Magda Vran

2010 – “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov – Natalia Ivanovna

2012 — “Opiskin. Thomas!” Fedir Dostoyevskyi — Anfisa Petrovna Obnoskina

2015 – The Savage by A. Cason – Aunt Angeline

2016 – “Rope” by M. Heifetz – Patient / Lawyer

2018 – “The Divorce” by Ion Sapdaru, dir. O. Lisovets – Virginia / Meda

2020 – “Every brilliant thing” by Duncan McMillan, dir. T. Trunova


Corsican − Josephina

Every brilliant thing − solo performance