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Model Mayhem #:
3610213
Last Activity:
Jan 24, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Feb 03, 2015
Age:
24
Height:
5' 5"
Weight:
115 lbs
Bust:
32"
Waist:
24"
Hips:
34"
Cup:
B
Dress:
2
Shoe:
8.0
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
White
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Eye Color:
Green
Hair Length:
Long
Hair Color:
Red
Tattoos:
None
Piercings:
None

About Me


  Thank you to all the artists whom I am so privileged to work with on a daily basis! I hope my positive energy and open mindedness is contagious:-)


I am a Full-Time Model (7 years) & Pro Ballet Dancer (16 years)

.....with experience in Pole Dancing, Aerial Silks, Yoga, & Piano

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:-)
Currently a nomad, I was born in Russia, citizen of the USA, with a residency in Italy
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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: Washington, DC, December 17th & January 21
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IG: @PoppySeed_Dancer

Email: [email protected]

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Travel:
Dec. 12-17...............................Washington,  DC
Dec. 18+........................ .........NYC

2018:
January (tbd)...........................DC, Richmond, Texas
January 18-20.........................Florida
February 10-15........................Ohio
February-March (tbd)...............Australia

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Dance vs Traditional Modeling
My expenses as a dancer are higher than those of a traditional model, including preparation time for a photo shoot (where I spent 30-60 minutes warming up), taking class to stay in shape and continue growing as an artist, costumes, etc., so that's reflected in my fee. My pointe shoes are $164 USD, I use 1 pair of shoes per week.
So out photo shoot is JUST as much an investment on my part as it is on yours!

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

Concrete is especially hard on the body. If you would like a focus on jumps, please schedule the shoot for a surface that absorbs impact, like soft or sprung floors.
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TRAVEL: I am open to suggestions on where to go next:-) PM me with your suggestions! I agree when we people say: "where the work flows, the model goes!" big_smile

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I LIKE:
Hot chocolate
Taking inspiration from our images
A collaborative attitude
Sunsets / Nature
Highlighting muscle definition, flexibility
Pushing my own creative boundaries
Punctuality - from our 1st message to our photo shoot
Decisiveness
Taking time before our shoot - either for a hot chocolate or to review our project
Staying later to help select images (if you ask me to!)

I DON'T LIKE SO MUCH:
Mistrust in regards to deposits (based on previous bad experiences totally unrelated to me)
Extreme temperatures / wind (please notify me so I can come prepared)
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EXPERIENCE: Photographs of my work are published internationally and featured in multiple gallery exhibitions. Taking a step back, I received my first gig at 17 years old, where the artwork sold for 20,000 euro.

PUNCTUALITY: I arrive on time and ready to go. If a delay occurs outside of my control, I will let you know.

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

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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, please ask.It turns into an enjoyable, sometimes educational process:-)
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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 peace of mind while traveling.

Cancellation: If you have to cancel a photo shoot less than 1 week prior to our scheduled shoot, and I am unable to find a replacement, I have to ask still be paid in full. I have never ever scheduled and been unable to make it to a shoot - ever.

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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!

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3) ⛄ ☔  WEATHER + SURFACE CONDITIONS:

If we are in conditions that can ruin my pointe shoes, I ask a $100 reimbursement. (I wear custom Gaynor Mindens at $164 per pair.) 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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"Poppyseed is a perfectionist and the most punctual model I've ever worked with. She is also pleasant and accommodating. 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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