Liza Baliasnaja is a choreographer and performer currently living in Brussels, Belgium. In 2016, she completed the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S) program in Brussels and soon after began studying Philosophy at the University of KU Leuven. Liza positions herself in the field through multiple roles- choreographing, performing, artistic assistance, mentoring and teaching.
In her works, Liza looks for links and tensions between philosophical concepts and forms of their development through choreographic thinking. Liza has a particular interest in thinking choreography beyond the body, thus composing with voice, language, and digital image in her latest works Trieb (2021), Commensurate to be with (2019) and Figures (2018). Currently, she is working on a new project L’Inconnu in collaboration with Christine De Smedt and Theo Livesey.
As a dancer/ performer Liza collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists that have critical choreographic practices situated between the fields of dance and visual art such as Ula Sickle, Eszter Salamon, DD Dorvillier, Egle Budvityte, Mårten Spångberg and Lenio Kaklea. Additionally. Liza has worked as an artistic assistant in helping to develop the works of Eszter Salamon, Christine de Smedt, Myriam Van Imschoot, and Cassiel Gaube.
Recently, Liza became actively engaged as a pedagogue in the dance department of Lithuanian National Academy of Music and Theater in such a way maintaining an active connection to the dance field in Lithuania. In the fall of 2021, she was invited to teach movement classes at Institut Supérieur des Arts et Choregraphies (ISAAC). Liza engages in artistic mentorship at P.A.R.T.S Training Cycle and in the framework of the Vilnius based research platform ‘BITES’.