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Russian born dancer-actress-singer-costume designer Ksenia Vidyaykina began her career in performance at the State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a teen-ager. In 1989, she began dancing with the Do-Theatre, a Butoh-inspired Russian troupe. She participated in eleven productions and several European tours with the company.

In 1996, she began acting with the Formalny Theatre, a Grotowski influenced St. Petersburg company, and appeared as one of the three central women in People, Lions, Eagles, and Partridges, the troupe's radical reinterpretation of Chekhov.

In 1999, after a year of intense study at the European Dance Development Center (EDDC) in Arnheim, Holland, she created and performed her first solo dance-theatre piece, WORK. Later that year, she relocated to San Francisco and immediately began dancing with the inkBoat company, an internationally renowned Bhutto troupe.

In 2000, she moved to New York, and that summer danced with Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks for the Joyce Theatre's Altogether Different festival. The following summer she performed again with the Do-Theatre, this time in Moscow's Red Square as part of the Theatre Olympics Festival.

In the summer of 2002, Ksenia performed in Robert Wilson's Watermill Art Center annual benefit. Last winter Ksenia danced in Cathy Weis's Electric Haiku at Dance Theatre Workshop. Reviewing the production, the New York Times described Vidyaykina's "ravishing solo in white light" as "the highlight of the piece."

In March of 2003, Ksenia acted and danced on a trapeze in a Columbia University production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Riverside Church.

In the summer of 2003, her solo piece TRAPPED, performed at the FringeNYC festival, a production of The Present Company, received the Excellence Award in Choreography and The Village Voice wrote "Vidyaykina possesses hypnotic physical and directorial powers, and impressively held forth". In November 2003, Ksenia was engaged as an actress and singer in the John Jesurun production of CHANG IN A VOID MOON presented by La MaMa.

As a singer, Ksenia is an integral part of the nationally known avant-cabaret group Barbez, completing two U.S tours with the band. She has also recorded one full-length record with Barbez and is in the midst of finishing the second album.

As a costume designer, she worked for several years at the Yvette Helin Studio in Brooklyn, designing costumes for Nickelodeon, Disney, and Broadway shows such as the Lion King. Her pieces have been performed at P.S. 122, Galapagos Art Space, the Village Voice Siren music festival, and HERE. Besides touring, Ksenia sings regularly with Barbez at, among other places, Tonic, the Knitting Factory and Fez.