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Last Activity:
Jan 24, 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 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

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

IG: @PoppySeed_Dancer

Email: [email protected]

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

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


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!


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.

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


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
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!)

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)

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


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:-)

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.


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. (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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