founder and Manager of the theatre, flamenco Fabrica de Tabaco
choreographer, dancer and teacher flamenco
Natalia Zaykova was born in 1984 in town of Volgograd, and started to learn flamenco dancing at age of 14 in Saint-Petersburg in ensemble "Primavera" (under the direction of J.V. Malysheva), then continued her education in flamenco group directed by Sofia Efros "Fuente y Caudal", where she acted as a soloist. Graduated from University of Culture and Art in Saint-Petersburg in Dance Art. Natalia studied such disciplines as classical choreography, dances of nations of the world, modern dance, the profession of ballet master. During all these period she studied flamenco with Spanish teachers. Got lessons fromManuel Betanzos (Seville), Andres Pena (Seville), Mercedes Ruiz (Jerez), Israel Galvan (Seville), Manuel Linan (Madrid), Angel Atienza (Seville), Noelia Gonzales (Malaga), Juan Polvillo (Seville), Olga Vega (Sanlucar de Bda).
At present timeis aheadof her own school in Saint-Petersburg where she teaches flamenco to children and adults since 2002.
In 2006 is a winner of competition "Alegrias"(Saint-Petersburg)
In 2009 let outher own first mono-performance “Frida”, devoted to life of famous Mexican artist Frida Kalo.
In 2011 got the first award in the nomination“The Best Choreography” at the International Flamenco Festival “Viva Espana” (Moscow, Russia).
In 2012 – her second own work – ballet flamenco “Joan of Arc”, dedicated to 600 anniversary
since the birth of the national heroine of France of Joan of Arc.
In 2012 got the first award in the nomination“The Best Performance” and special prize from the fund “Duende”. Among independent jury at these festivals there were recognizedSpanish masters of flamenco: Antonio Alonso, Juan Mata, Anna Gonzales Aranda, Ciro Nieto, and Jose Espinosa.
In 2012 – 2013 joint work together witha dancerJonathan Sanchez in hisperformances
"Duende" and «Dentro y Fuera".