KSENIA RAVVINA – theatre director and dramaturge, based in Berlin, Germany. She received her diploma as a historian at the State University in Saint Petersburg. She studied theatre directing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. In 2010 she got the Best Director Award for the play WHITE NIGHTS at the 14th International Dostoyevsky Chamber Festival, Staraya Russa, Russia. In the winter semester 2014/2015 she started a Master’s degree in Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, where she worked on scenic projects with Heiner Goebbels, Walid Raad, Bojana Kunst i.a. Ksenia Ravvina created performances on German and Russian stages, including projects for the State Theatre Wiesbaden, the Theatre and Orchester Heidelberg, State Theatre Darmstadt and various works in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, the Frankfurt LAB and the Schwankhalle in Bremen. She collaborated with different artists such as Artyom Ignatiev, Anastasia Kadruleva (The Theatre Ballet Moscow), Amancio Gonzalez, Katja Cheraneva, Alexander Hadjiev, Ted Huffman, Kristina Veit, Philip Venables, the MichaelDouglas Collective and others.
Her work ADOLESCENCE was chosen for the residency program “Campustriennale Materclass” of the RUHRTRIENNALE 2016. In 2017 Ksenia Ravvina directed the KulturTagJahr 2016/17 – Altana Cultural Foundation at the Charles Hallgarten School in Frankfurt. She was a scholarship holder of the international research residency “next generation workspace”, Theatre for Young Audiences in Frankfurt 2017/2018. With her work MAKULATUR she received a multi-city residency in the frames of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main 2017/2018. In spring 2018 she worked as a dramaturge and artistic consultant in performances for Dirty Deal Theatre Riga and ZUKT_#TANZ Mousonturm Frankfurt. 2019 Ksenia Ravvina worked as co-creator and dramaturge at the Opera Philadelphia, USA by the piece DENIS & KATYA and directed UNTERTITEL. EINE TECHNO OPER IN DREI AKTEN in Frankfurt.