Aksana Haiko is the founder and Director of Kryly Khalopa Theatre and the director of KX Space in Brest. She recently premiered Chernobyl, a theatre piece documenting the history and social life of Belarus. She is a member of Magdalena, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. Her interests also include working with children, the disabled, and refugees.
As both an artist and manager she was very interested in developing a deeper familiarity with management strategies of community engaged theatre in the US as well as current theater trends involving marginalized groups and new technologies.