Irina Kashuba was born in Moscow. In 2003 she graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. From 2000 she worked as a ballet dancer, choreographer and coach.
From 2000 to 2002 she was with the Modern Moscow Drama Theatre. Later she appeared as an actress in the musical The Twelve Chairs (2003–2004). From 2005 to 2010 she taught step and jazz dance class at the Johann Sebastian Bach Children’s School of Music No. 21 (Moscow). From 2008 to 2013 she was a choreographer at the Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya, where she worked on productions of Kinomania.band, Warsaw Melody and The Government Inspector. From 2008 to 2018 she was a choreographer with the company Stage Entertainment Russia, where she worked on productions of Beauty and the Beast (2008–2010), Zorro (2010–2011), The Sound of Music (2011–2012), The Little Mermaid (2012–2013), CHICAGO (2012–2013), The Phantom of the Opera (2014–2016), Singin’ in the Rain (2015–2016), Cinderella (2016–2017) and Ghost (2017–2018). Since 2018 she has been choreographer for the company “Broadway Moscow” (the musicals First Date (2019), Love Day and Chess (2020)).
Production choreographer of drama and musical productions at many Russian venues, among them the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (The Tale of Tsar Saltan and Mazepa), the Ural Opera Ballet (Rigoletto), the Theatre of Nations (Hipsters), the Moscow Art Academic Theatre of A.P. Chekhov (19.14. Cabaret), the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre (Treasure Island, Measure for Measure and The Knight of the Burning Pestle), Moscow’s Nikitsky Gates Theatre (PRO Process based on Kafka’s Der Proceß), the Taganka Theatre (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), the Moscow State Opera and Ballet Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats (The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Oliver Twist), the Moscow Operetta Theatre (Romeo VS Juliet XX Years Later), Yekaterinburg’s Musical Comedy Theatre (Bernarda Alba, The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, Evita and Casanova), St Petersburg’s Karambol Children Musical Theatre (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) and the Tyumen Bolshoi Drama Theatre (The Addams Family) among others. Has collaborated with such stage directors as Mark Rozovsky, Declan Donnellan, Lindsay Posner, Alexey Frandetti, Evgeny Pisarev, Alexander Molochnikov, Georgiy Isaakyan, Vadim Dubrovitsky and Sergey Golomazov among others.
Has worked as the choreographer of the films The Mystery of the Four Princesses by Oleg Shtrom (2014), The Grandfather of My Dreams by Alexander Strizhenov (2014), Furious (Legend of Kolovrat) by Dzhanik Fayziev, Ivan Shurkhovetskiy and Alexander Samokhvalov (2017), Odessa Steamboat by Sergey Ursulyak (2019), the two-part biographical documentary film Lermontov by Maxim Bespaly (2014) and the TV series Shores by Bogdan Drobyazko (2012), Salsa by Ivan Glubokov (2017), Bad Weather by Sergey Ursulyak (2018) and Magomaev by Dmitry Tyurin and Roman Prygunov (2020).
Information for October 2021