Our team

ELLI NIARIA
CEO

Actress, producer.

For more than 15 years Elli has been the leading actress in the National Theater of Karelia. Starred in films and TV shows. Chairperson of InterLab ry, executive producer of project «TheaterVR». For the last 5 years, Elli has been producing theater and VR projects. Permanently resides in Finland since 2013.

Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

elli.niaria@axiio.fi

 

OLEG NIKOLAENKO
Creative Director

Oleg was born in Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk. Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Theater College and State Theater Academy, St.Petersburg. Permanently resides in Finland since 2013.

He is the creator of a wide range of projects – theater performances and multimedia show, virtual reality projects. With over twenty-five years of experience directing theatre and shows in France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Finland. For the past six years he has been working as a director and producer on VR projects  – “Kalevala.Episodes” (nomination Experiment, Golden Mask Theater Award), “Forgotten Kiss” (Tribeca Immersive, Tribeca Film Festival 2020), “A Cat’s Winter Tale”, “Stella Maris”, “Proximity”, “Ukraine 24.02.22”

Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

oleg.nikolaenko@axiio.fi

DANIIL BAKALIN
CTO

Mathematician, IT engineer, VR developer.

In 2005 graduated from Petrozavodsk State University, majoring in Mathematics and Information Systems. Head developer of international IT projects for museums, theaters and businesses in Germany, Finland, Jordan, Russia.

Senior VR designer and  Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

daniil.bakalin@axiio.fi 

Our team

ELLI NIARIA
CEO

Graduated from the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory/High school acting in 2002. For more than 15 years Elli has been the leading actress of the National Theater of Karelia. She participated in various international theater and dance festivals and projects in Russia, Germany, Finland and Sweden. Starred in films and TV shows in Russia and Finland. Chairperson of InterLab ry, executive producer of project «TheaterVR». Currently engaged in producing theater and VR projects in Finland.

Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

elli.niaria@axiio.fi

OLEG NIKOLAENKO
Creative Director

Oleg graduated from the State Theater Academy, St.Petersburg, Russia. He is the creator of a wide range of projects – theater performances and multimedia show, virtual reality projects. With over twenty five years of experience directing theatre and shows in France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Finland. He also worked on a premiere presentation of Cirque Du Soleil in Moscow, 2009. Oleg is a recipient of numerous awards and honorary diplomas, such as the Best in Show Award by the Governor of Saint Petersburg for the Scarlet Sails Festival of 2007, 2009. For the past four years he has been working on VR projects  – “Kalevala.Episodes” (nomination Experiment, Golden Mask Theater Award, Russia), “Forgotten Kiss” (Tribeca Immersive, Tribeca Film Festival 2020), “A Cat’s Winter Tale”, “Stella Maris”.

Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

oleg.nikolaenko@axiio.f

DANIIL BAKALIN
CTO

In 2005 graduated Petrozavodsk State University, majoring in Mathematics and Information Systems. Video designer-freelancer for theatre performances and enterprises in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Helsinki, Petrozavodsk. Created New information systems for Russian museums. Head developer for a few current IT projects in Jordan, Russia and Finland.

Senior VR designer and Co-founder of the AXiiO VR Studio.

daniil.bakalin@axiio.fi