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Last Activity:
Feb 21, 2018
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Feb 03, 2015
5' 5"
115 lbs
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About Me

  Thank you to all the artists whom I am so privileged to work with! Thank you for putting your trust and faith into me to fulfill your vision and goals.

I am a Full-Time Traveling Model (7 years experience) & Pro Ballet Dancer (16 years of training under my belt wink

.....with experience in Pole Dancing, Aerial Silks, Yoga, & Piano! Feel free to reference Instagram for videos!

I have performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center as both a dancer and a pianist;
I teach ballet, advanced stretching, yoga, and piano lessons -- am the proud owner of 2 grand pianos:-)
I am currently on an expensive tour of the USA and Europe;
Born in Russia, USA citizen, I have a work permit and residency also in Italy

I enjoy modeling and assisting educational ballet & photography workshops showing photographers techniques in photographing ballet and work with dancers. I often partner with photographer specialized in ballet: @Rama.Carta

Next workshop: Houston: April 14th; Dallas: April 21st

IG: @PoppySeed_Dancer

Email: [email protected]


February 9 - 11........................Indiana
February 12 - 13......................Cleveland
February 14 - 15......................Columbus
February 16 - 17......................Dayton
February 18.............................Cincy
February 19 - 21......................South Bend, Indiana
February 22 - 25......................Chicago
February 26 +..........................San Diego / LA / Arizona (tbd)
March 18 - 22..........................Switzerland (Geneva, Lucerne, Bern, Zurich)
March 23 - 25..........................Belgium(Brussels)
March 26 - 30..........................Germany
April 1 - 6................................ Italy
April 7 - 10 ..............................Spain
April 12 - 15.............................Houston
April 16 - 17.............................San Antonio
April 18 - 19.............................Austin
April 20 - 24.............................Dallas

Dance vs Traditional Modeling
While I am able to model most genres, my focus is on Ballet Modeling, as I find it to be the most challenging and rewarding; it is a whole other skill set and world of it's own! I am happy to provide a little introduction, if you would like me to

My expenses as a traveling ballet model are higher than most: taking into consideration the time and cost of training, pointe shoes, costumes (in addition to the regular transportation, occasional hotels, makeup, etc.)

I spend an additional 30 - 60 minutes warming up prior to arriving at each photo shoot.

My pointe shoes alone cost $164 per pair, one pair per week. Ballet and cross-training classes average $20 - 50 each (x1 per day).

That being said, I am dedicated to bringing you the best of my art!! And this is slightly reflected in my fee.


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

Keep in mind, please, that concrete is especially hard on the body. If you would like to focus on jumps, please consider a surface that absorbs impact, like soft or sprung floors. I'll work with what you give me, so even a mat helps.

TRAVEL: If you would like me to come to your area, let me know! I simply ask for a 1 full-day booking and possible reimbursement for the transportation costs. That's it!
....As they say..... "Where the work flows, the model goes" wink


Hot chocolate with organic milk <3
Helping to develop your vision / hearing your input
Pushing my own creative boundaries
Decisiveness & Punctuality
Taking time before our shoot - to review our project or for a hot chocolate
Helping select images with the best ballet technique after our shoot (if you ask me to!)

-Mistrust regarding deposits (based on previous bad experiences with other models totally unrelated to me). This is my career, I love my career, and I rely on deposits to confirm my commitments. Please let me know if you have any objections, and we can find a solution.
-Wind (please bring hand warmers and kindly notify me so I can come prepared, otherwise my hair will fly everywhere wink

EXPERIENCE: My images are currently published in Italy, Switzerland, and the USA, and have been featured in books and magazines. I received my first gig at 17 years old, where the artwork sold for 20,000 euro

PUNCTUALITY: I arrive on time, with hair & makeup ready to go (unless you request otherwise). If a delay occurs outside of my control, I will let you know and I will find a way to make it up to you

SAFETY: I don't bring escorts because I won't be engaging in photo shoots where I feel unsafe

STYLING: I enjoy providing my own styling - I bring a variety of outfits for you to choose from that are always different (including leotards, long flowy skirts, lingerie, tutus, fabrics, etc.) I'm happy to collaborate with local designers as well


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

If you are uncertain of a position or placement, feel free to ask. I'm happy to repeat / demonstrate / explain.

1) ⏳ RETAINER: Shoots are confirmed with a 1/2 retainer - on the day of booking via PayPal to: [email protected] (if using PayPal, please add the 5% fee) or Venmo to: [email protected]

The deposit shows commitment and gives me a peace of mind while traveling.

Cancellation: If we are unable to reschedule on my current tour and you have to cancel a photo shoot less than 1 week prior, you will be responsible for the full payment. I rely on and keep all of my commitments!


2) TRANSPORTATION: If we drive together, it is a nice way to get a head start and talk about our project. Otherwise, please consider offering a reimbursement for the travel costs to / from our shooting location!



If we are in conditions that can ruin my pointe shoes, I ask a $100 reimbursement. This means dirt, mud, and underwater wink

RATES (2 hour minimum): 150/hr

Multiple Shooters -or- Artistic Nude: 200/hr

*Discounts on half and whole day shoots are available (for non-art nude themes). Simply ask!

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"Well, what can you say about Poppy? She's beautiful, professional, intelligent and a most sensitive and engaged model. I really loved to work with her! To work with her is truly inspiring and rewarding as she comes up with her own ideas. I surely will work with her again! " Read less

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"Poppyseed is a perfectionist with her poses and is very photogenic. She is also pleasant and wonderful to work with. Well worth the time and effort working with her." Read less

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

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"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 photogenic. I look forward to working with her again in the future." Read less

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

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"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." Read less

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

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"This is the most talented, graceful beauty I have ever met. A professional in every sense and a perfect model. Never miss this opportunity." Read less

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"Poppy Seed knocks it out of the park with her ballet magic; her grace and talent simply must be captured. She is also professional, communicative, timely, and kind. I hope we can work together again soon." Read less

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"PoppySeed is grace personified. She is amazing, both in her poise and dexterity as well as her personality. She is wonderful to work with and has a fantastically creative brain!" Read less

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"Anna is a tireless model and an ultra talented ballerina. Nicest person you'll meet." Read less

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"Tremendously talented and committed to the shoot. I really enjoyed working with her." Read less

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