'Burning Doors' with with Pussy Riot's Maria Alokhyna

Belarus Free Theatre

2016 - 2019

Role: Choreographic and Rehearsal Director

*Winner ‘Best Ensemble’ Off Westend Awards

*Listed in the New York Times Best Theatre of 2017

Premiere Leicester Curve (Leicester, UK).​ Touring to: Soho Theatre (London, UK) and various UK venues, VIE Festival (Modena, IT), Melbourne Arts Centre (Melbourne, AU), Theatre der Welt (Hamburgh, DE), Tampere Theatre Festival (Tampere, FI), On The Boards (Seattle, USA), La MaMa (NYC, USA), The Clarice (Maryland, USA), Luminato (Toronto, CA) and Ivan Franko Theatre (Kyiv, UA).

'Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution'

VAULT Festival London 2019 headline Production. Presented by Selfconsious Productions & Wild Yak, in association with Hot Feat Productions

2018 - 2019

Role: Choreographic and Rehearsal Director

★★★★ The Times and The Sunday Times ★★★★ Time Out London ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Culture Whisper ★★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★★ BroadwayWorld

Created and written by: Mark and Marichka Marczyk. Directors and co-writers: Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin. Music: Balaklava Blues


Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Festival. Directed by Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin of Belarus Free Theatre

2016 - 2019

Role: Movement Director


'If there is only one piece of theatre you see this year, make it 'Trustees' (Theatre People) 

''Demonstrates the critical importance and value of funding brave new works that cross cultural and stylistic boarders.' (The Australian)

'Trustees is by far the most relevant, powerful and responsive piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time.' (Owen James, Theatre Press) 

Written by: Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin (Directors of Belarus Free Theatre) with Daniel Schlusser and the cast. Directed by: Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin. Cast: Tammy Anderson, Natasha Herbert, Niharika Senapati, Hazem Shammas, Daniel Schlusser

'Trash Cuisine'

Belarus Free Theatre

2012 - 2015

Role: Choreographic & Rehearsal Director

*Winner 2013 Impacto Totale Award

\Originally commissioned and presented as part of The European Cultural Foundation’s ‘Imagining Europe’. Premiere October 2012: Stadsschouwburg (Amsterdam, NL). Touring to: Schouwburg (Rotterdam, NL), Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts (Jönköping, SE), Mayfest Tabbacco Factory (Bristol, UK), Young Vic (London, UK), Pleasance Courtyard - The Grande, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner of the 2013 Impatto Totale Award) and La MaMa (New York City, USA). 

'Red Forest'

Belarus Free Theatre

2014 - 2015

Role: Choroegraphic / Movement Director, Rehearsal Director & International Researcher

The role of international researcher involved travelling through Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Australia meeting with communities effected by climate change, environmental and manmade disaster. 


Premiered at Young Vic for LIFT Festival (London, UK). ​Touring to: MOT Festival (Skopje, MK), VIE Festival (Modena, IT) and Le Vie Dei Festival (Rome, IT).

'London Eyes'

A Young VIC Parallel Production.


Role: Movement Director

A three week project working with young people from the London Borough of Southwark.

Directed by Natalia Kaliada, Nicolai Khalezin & Vladimir Shcherban of Belarus Free Theatre.