In her works, Nadya weaves dance and theatre into the environment, creating a unique language to tell meaningful and visually engaging stories in unconventional spaces.

She gets inspiration from abstract visual art, industrial architecture, fashion, artists she collaborates with and spaces they produce in.

Her goal is to create valuable art experiences for audiences, putting their routine on pause, suggesting them a gift of wonder and a food for thought.


She is interested in creating performing art moments for people when they least expect that: on their way to lunch, walking with their kids in the park etc.


Nadya Zeitlin started her artistic journey with Gabbasov Sisters Dance Theatre in her home city Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since her relocation to Atlanta in 2013, she has presented her works in various venues and curated two multi-disciplinary shows herself. Nadya’s dance theatre and moving arts education includes intensives with teachers from Portugal, Israel, Ireland, Slovakia etc as well as workshops and classes in the United States. 


In 2020 she founded Bautanzt Here, a site-specific dance theatre (from Bau - "build", Tanzt - "dances" in German). 


Zeitlin's works have been selected for feature at the

Modern Atlanta Dance Festival*, Eyedrum Gallery, 368 PONCE, Midtown Players Club, Fall For Fall and Spring For Spring Dance Festivals, Rogue Dancer and EnCORE screen dance festival among others. Her work for the Solo Theatre’s Little Prince won Best Choreography at the International Festival of Russian-Speaking Children's and Youth Theaters in Washington, DC in May 2019.


In 2020 she has been honored with a Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary Choreographic Residency and received a grant from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs to create a series of dance movies for PANDEMIC ATLANTA initiative. 

In 2021 she was chosen to participate in Excuse The Arts program by Fly on a Wall and Windmill Arts Center, and became a Hambidge's Cross-Pollination Art Lab Fellow (she is facilitating Dance Hub ATL which is a part of the Art Lab). 


*as a winner of 24 Hours Dance competition in 2015.