Christine Berl

Model Female Milan, Lombardy, Italy
New York, New York, US
My Website: Deviant Art
Mayhem # 3366006

About Me WINNER!!! DARK IMAGE OF THE DAY Sept. 16, 2015, photo by Henri Senders.  September 19, photo by JulioJavier Villacorta
WINNER!!! GLAMOUR PHOTO OF THE DAY August 27, 2015 photo by Sergio Meier Firenze Italia; September 8, 2015 photo by Sergio Meier, September 26, 2015 photo by Alessandro Didoni
WINNER FASHION PICTURE OF THE DAY August 22 2015, photo by Alessandro Didoni, Milano Italia 2014 WINNER FEMALE MODEL OF THE DAY May 5, May 8, 2015
Photos by Henri Senders 2014
August 19, 2015 photo by JulioJavier Villacorta 2015
WINNER PORTRAIT OF THE DAY CONTEST March 15 photo by Paolononsopiu, March 19 photo by Henri Senders, May 10 photo by Henri Senders 2015, September 8, 2015 photo by Julio Villacorta Plasencia September 8, 2015
WINNER ARTISTIC SHOT OF THE DAY CONTEST March 16, April 2, April 7, April 10, April 15, April 18, 2015, June 16, July 24 2015, September 17, 2015, all photos by Henri Senders.
June 26 2015 photo by Carney Malone.  August 24, 2015 photo by Erresullaluna.
September 12, 2015 photo by Henri Senders, September 29, 2015 photo by Henri Senders.
WINNER BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE OF THE DAY, March 21, 2015, photo by Henri Senders.  Honorable mention June 8, 2015, photo by Carney Malone. August 27, 2015 photo by Alessandro Didoni.

I am of Viennese-Czech origin, Catholic mother, Jewish father. I grew up in NYC in a musical home, my father after fleeing Vienna became the accompanist of the legendary opera singer Victoria de los Angeles, and his family boasted the important 20th century Viennese philosopher Edmund Husserl.

i graduated from the High School of Performing Arts NYC (FAME in film) as a young concert pianist and dancer and from the New York Barbizon Modeling School as a fashion model.  I pursued a career in piano,classical ballet and egyptian belly dance until I left New York in 2000 for Casablanca Morocco. Before that I posed for various photographers in New York.

In Casablanca i pursued a career  for the next seven years as a professional nightclub  belly dancer, mostly as a house dancer of the Alhambra in Fes.  I had been trained by Egyptian choreographer Mahmoud Reda in Cairo and Egyptian choreographer Yousry Sharif in NYC, the latter my teacher for 12 years.

I  now live in Italy and pose for Italian and european-wide photographers and American photographers when I come to the States.   I want to use Model Mayhem to get more photo shoots in Italy and Europe as well as in NYC, my home town to which I return frequently. 

I am a mature model but you will see that 99% of my photos are kept unedited because I don't like photo shop on photos and prefer a natural look whenever possible.  Some aging can be beautiful, I would argue.

On the other hand, I am very demanding on my side.   I train every day in Russian classical ballet that I began studying on the upper West Side of Manhattan in Balanchine's school and then continued to study with Russian ballerina Vera Nemtchinova. On and off for twelve years I attended Vladimir Dokoudovskiy's New York Conservatory of Dance, which his wife Pat still continues to run in Soho and which I always attend when I am shooting in NYC.  And of course hiking and biking around the Cinque Terre area of the Italian Riviera where I live for the winter months.


piano videos of me

as a dancer

my summer home in Tuscany, love to shoot here



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