Olga Kaleta was born in Krakow. Her passion for circus emerged from love of theatre. She is interested in the creative process from the perspective of a performer and a director. She studied Theatre and Drama at Jagiellonian University. One Monday morning, unimpressed with the model of the Polish theatre industry, she felt like leaving. She was gone on Wednesday…
In 2008 she moved to Cardiff and begun training as an aerialist with NoFit State Community. She graduated from Circomedia in 2015, specialising in Corde Lisse and Physical Performance.
She’s interested in work at a two different scales; exploring dramatic possibilities of circus itself, and using circus in context of medium to large-scale multidisciplinary community based projects. As an artist she is interested in creating performances that engage with social and political issues and that simultaneously explore artistic concepts. She performs regularly with Mary Bijou Cabaret and Social Club, collaborates with Splatch and co-runs street performance company The Bad Eggs. She’s committed to fostering creativity amongst NoFit State Community and she runs their youth circus performance troupe.