Meet my friend Anastasia Astani. She is from St. Petersburg in Russia and has followed a childhood dream to become a dancer & dance teacher.
From the age of 6 she danced through classically choreographed rhythms, moving on to ballroom dancing at the age of 10. At age 15 she further broadened her repertoire with jazz and hip-hop and then discovered her natural talent for belly dancing at age 17.
In 2012 in Liberec, Czech Republic, Anastasia became the world champion of belly-dancing (category formation, ensemble “Oasis Dance” by Natalie Becker). Then in 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan she won the Europe Cup of belly-dancing (category show belly-dance solo female). Anastasia has choreographed belly-dancing for the prestigious Russian dance school Dancepoint and Galla Dance, and since the age of 25 she has continued her professional belly-dancing career in the United Arab Emirates, splitting her time between Dubai and St. Petersburg.
Here is Anastasia’s website