Olena came to her first lindy lesson in 2011 without any idea what it is. It turned out to be a source of inspiration and for long years. She started DJing two years later even though knew little to nothing about swing music and history. It began as an experiment and led to the creation of a blog about jazz history and lyrics (it’s in Ukrainian though).  For a couple of past years, she’s been playing in Budapest and Sofia, Krakow and Heidelberg (Chase), Herrang and Kyiv of course.

“I’m in love with social dancing for the double connection – with another person and with the music, and the freedom to interpret both. I believe feeling the crowd and the music is what makes a good DJ. But I prefer also know the music and the history behind it.”