Renata Zhigulina is an actor and performer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, currently based in NYC and LA. Introduced to the profession of acting at the age of 10, Renata embarked upon 6 years of intensive conservatory acting training starting in Saint Petersburg, continuing at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) London; New York Film Academy (NYFA) and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. Deeply drawn to the power of Shakespeare's language, Renata formalized her study of English classical text with British voice coach, author, and theatre director Patsy Rodenburg. Since 2010, Renata has performed in various theater, film and dance productions in New York City. Inspired by immersive, interactive, and site-specific performances, she was a member of international experimental theater ensemble "Dzieci" which utilizes techniques garnered from Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Theater Laboratory, Eugenio Barba and Peter Brook. She has performed with such immersive site-specific companies as Punchdrunk (Sleep No More) and Third Rail Projects. In the past 5 years she is been discovering the world and culture of Argentine Tango, both in U.S. and Buenos Aires. She is currently exploring the intersection of immersive interactive performance and tango.