Combining authentic Jazz dance, classic burlesque and spectacular Art Nouveau-inspired costumes.
Born in a Russian academic family in the very heart of Moscow, Anja Pavlova has gone a long way to become a gin-soaked jazz-dancing stocking-rolling traveling Flapper that she is now.
Expelled both from Ballet and Musical school for her notorious behaviour she still managed to get a degree in Philosophy before she decided that she’d rather be pretty than smart and started her journey around the globe dancing vintage jazz and bringing her signature 1920s-inspired burlesque to the stages from Saint Petersburg to San Francisco, Stockholm to Beirut and beyond!
Having moved to Berlin in 2017 to live her dream as a full-time jazz dancer and burlesque star, she working non-stop to bring her style to stages around Europe.
Being the first Russian burlesque performer to go international, this lady is mixing hot American jazz and a fascination with classic Russian and European culture, costumes inspired by the many peoples and traditions of her Motherland and the joy of being naughty but nice.
A list of Anja's most notable performances includes - Stockholm Burlesque Festival 2014, Cabaret Turandot in Moscow, Fraulein Frauke Presents - Bohemian Spring Ball, Berlin Burlesque Week Gala 2016, Geneva Burlesque festival 2017, etc. She also performed at private and corporate parties for the likes of GazProm, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Chamber of Commerce in Russia etc.
Calendar coming soon!
Classic burlesque with a flavour of jazz.
Anja has been teaching Burlesque and Authentic Jazz since 2011, from beginner classes and hen parties to special workshops for professionals. She is known for her academic but fun approach that lets everyone in class develop and deepen their own vision of burlesque and spice it up with new skills and ideas.
Her specialities are: 1920s Charleston, Solo Blues Dance, Burlesque Musicality, Act Creation, etc.
Also available - private coaching sessions via Skype or in person (please contact Anja to know when she's in your town!).
Anja in also one of the regular teachers at the Shimmy Shake Burlesque School Berlin.