Dina Burlis
Dina burlis

After working in banking for 10 years, I took a leap of faith and enrolled in UCLA’s Professional Producers Program. Since that I also completed the MFA Production Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and found my passion in documentary filmmaking

I am inspired by passionate strong independent women making their dreams come true in their chosen fields. My first feature documentary JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN (2021) follows a young Texan ballerina’s journey to becoming the first American dancer to sign and dance with the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia. The film was released theatrically in the UK (101 Films), the United States (Film Movement), as well as in Russia (Capella Film). It received great reviews, including New York Times.

After that I created my second documentary feature BREAKING BOUNDARIES to capture Nastasya, a young African-American woman who competed at an international level in the predominantly white sport of rhythmic gymnastics and her history-making journey of tireless efforts in overcoming the emotional, physical and financial challenges along the way.