Combining authentic Jazz dance, classic burlesque and spectacular Art Nouveau-inspired costumes.
Burlesque in a Champagne Glass.
As seen in Quest's World of Wonder on CNN international.
Anja Pavlova is an award-winning classic Burlesque performer in Berlin, Germany.
Born in a Russian academic family in the very heart of Moscow, she has gone a long way to become a dreamer and a dancer that she is now.
Having spent, like any Russian girl, a considerable amount of time studying music and ballet and getting a serious academic degree, she has discovered the art of Burlesque in 2011 and never looked back. Since then, her obsession with early 20th century art and entertainment has paid off and taken her on a marvellous journey around the globe, bringing her signature 1920s-inspired burlesque to the stages from Saint Petersburg to San Francisco, Stockholm to Beirut and beyond.
Anja’s brand of burlesque is poetic, emotional and romantic, combining American jazz music and dance with fascination with classic Russian and European art, beautiful costumes and innovative use of props.
A list of Anja Pavlova's most notable performances includes - Picasso Exhibition in Basel, Stockholm Burlesque Festival 2014, Cabaret Turandot in Moscow, opening of NODS night club in Beirut, Fraulein Frauke Presents - Bohemian Spring Ball in Stockholm, Berlin Burlesque Week Gala 2016-2018, Geneva Burlesque festival 2017, Voodoo Deluxe Milano 2018, Ohh La-La Cherie Zurich 2018, etc.
She also performed at private and corporate parties for Soho House, Gazprom, Hilton, Taittinger Champagne, Möbel Höffner, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Chamber of Commerce in Russia and many others.
Since July 2017 Anja is based in Berlin, Germany, performing in local burlesque shows and regularly traveling the world for shows and workshops.
She teaches regularly at:
Berlin Burlesque Academy (Thursday Burlesque Retreat, 18:30, alongside other teachers)
Shimmy Shake Berlin Burlesque School (every Monday starting April 2019, 18:30)
Anja also produces, quarterly, the first and biggest classic burlesque show in Moscow, Russia - Ladies of Burlesque, as well as a monthly burlesque party Bar Burlesque by Ladies of Burlesque (Moscow).
Classic burlesque with a flavour of jazz.
Burlesque Classes With Anja Pavlova
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.