PoppySeed Dancer

Model Female Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
My Website: Facebook
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PoppySeeds
Mayhem # 3610213

About Me

~Currently traveling FULL-TIME! Taking suggestions for where to go next~
*Discounts can be made available on half and whole day shoots; feel free to ask.

I am a Ballet Dancer - Model

-16 years of ballet training + counting
-7 years as a pro model
-5 years mentorship under a Juilliard professor (Oxana Yablonskaya)

I have performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center as both a dancer and pianist;

I have pursued a degree in Political Science and teach ballet and music. I speak Russian, English, Italian.

I have my own workshops teaching photographers how to photograph ballet and work with dancers. I partner with RamaciandraCarta.com who handles the photography.

Next workshop: Washington, DC. Dates To Be Announced [/i]

[b]IG: @PoppySeed_Dancer

August................ITALY currently in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardegna
September..........Belgium, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Europe pending
October...............Indonesia, Singapore pending


Published in magazines and featured in gallery exhibitions, I have appeared multiple times on TV (such as Good Morning America - ABC 7 and WUSA9), radio, and newspaper.

I started by reviewing 40,000 images of myself through a series of photo shoots, leading up to my first modeling gig was in Florence, Italy, at the age of 17, where the artwork sold for 20,000 euro.

JUMPS: My specialty is jumps! I can just 100+ times, I've counted!

Dancing pain and injury-free is important for my career. Concrete is especially difficult on the body, so please allow time for warm-up. A surface that absorbs jumps helps a lot.

TRAVEL: Currently booking Italy and around Europe. I am taking suggestion where to travel to next!


STYLING: I enjoy to provide my own styling that flatter lines, curves, and shapes of the body, that looks good in movement.

CREATIVITY: I love high-contrast lighting to highlight muscle. I love working both in a studio and outdoors. It is inspiring when our images are looking beautiful!


FIGURE MODELING: As of May 2017: I am open to some degree of Fine Art Modeling. I ask that the photographer be respectful towards my dancing and teaching careers.

I prefer to build a good relationship first, often through working together, before taking on a project like this. If you have any questions or proposals, please ask.

No figure modeling for workshops - sorry.


⌚ PUNCTUALITY: Let me know if you would like a 15-minute "buffer" zone before and after the shoot. It's good to meet each other, discuss the concept in person, and be productive while working thoughtfully. 


SAFETY: An escort must be welcome but never necessary. Please inform me of any objection prior to booking.


ARTISTIC + QUALITY CONTROL: Ballet is a sport where I hit precise positions at a fast pace, demanding for both myself and the photographer.

I would like our images to reflect the perfect technique and beauty we dancers strive for. If you are uncertain of a position or correct placement, please ask. I am happy to repeat a position or change it.

If an image does not reflect myself as an artist or ballet technique at it's best, I respectfully ask that it remain unpublished. I train and work hard to have the best technique and achieve the best images.


SPONSORSHIP: If it interests you to support my ballet training or contribute to auditions fees, I will send a beautifully wrapped and signed pointe shoe to your address.


⏳ RETAINER: Shoots are confirmed with a pre-determined, non-refundable retainer within 2 days of booking. My PayPal is: Ramaciandra@hotmail.it (Please add the 5% PayPal fee.)

A deposit ties us both morally and professionally to the project.


TRANSPORTATION: I ask to please help arrive or depart from our photo shoot or to reimburse for the bus/train ticket. Transportation can be difficult, your help is so appreciated.



If we are on conditions that will ruin my pointe shoes, such as dirt (like a rooftop), sand, or a scratchy surface, I ask a $100 reimbursement for my pointe shoes. (I wear custom Gaynor Mindens at $160 per pair.)

A flat, dry, smooth surface is fine

RATES (2 hours minimum): 150/hr

Workshops or 2+ shooters: 200/hr

Fine Artistic Figure Modeling: 200/hr


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Bruce Studio

  • Photographer
  • Male
  • San Francisco, California, United States

"PoppySeed is very professional artist who is pleasure to work with. She has lots of great ideas to share during the shooting. Thank you"

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2017


  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Dallas, Texas, United States

"She is very nice and easy to work with, while at the same time being a perfectionist and wanting to help you get the perfect shot. She was able to spot the things that I wouldn't notice being that I'm new to shooting dancers. She can hit some amazing poses and is extremely p...hotogenic. I look forward to working with her again in the future." more less

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: June 2017


  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Macon, Georgia, United States

"Great dancer, very photogenic, and easy and fun to work with! Many thanks!"

Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: May 2017

Pinup Fantasies

  • Photographer
  • Male
  • HIXSON, Tennessee, United States

"Besides being a fantastic dancer, she is also a photographer, so she really knows how to help a photographer get good shots. Besides getting some nice images, I learned a lot about dance photography."

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: May 2017


  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Winchester, Virginia, United States

"Poppy Seed was a pleasure to work with. She is an amazing ballerina and very helpful with ensuring I had captured the pose correctly."

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: December 2016
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