• Smirnova Smirnova
      Choreographer

      Smirnova Smirnova

      Choreographer
      Anastasia started her rhythmic gymnastics career in her mom’s studio, and at 12 years old completed the curriculum for Designated Candidate to Sports Master in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She was accepted to A. V. Seleznev’s Almaty Choreographic Academy to “Classical Ballet Artist” division. Anastasia combined her education with work at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. At 19 years old she graduated with Honours from the Choreographic Academy and started working at the B. Ayukhanov Academic Dance Theatre. A year later, Anastasia was invited to Tokyo, Japan and entered a 3-months contract to teach classical ballet at Artist- Home-Village Ballet School. Upon her return to Almaty, Kazakhstan, she joined the International Relations Faculty at the Social Relations Academy and opened her own dance groups, thus becoming the Director of “Happy Kids” Dance Studio. This dance group became a regular participant at National and International Dance Contests, winning Grand Prix and main prizes. Anastasia Smirnova directed the group for 9 years prior to her departure to Canada. In addition to her educational career, she was the prima at Blockbuster Dance Theatre, which represented Kazakhstan’s dance artistry in Milan, Hong Kong, Dubai, Ho Chi Mihn City, Shanhai, etc. For 2 years Anastasia worked as the Senior Trainer in Cheer Dance for Kazakhstan Cheerleading Association. She received the Class 2 Cheerleading Trainer designation, and later upgraded it to Class 1 level in Tokyo, Japan. Anastasia holds the title of “Shaping Grace 2007” (Kazakhstan Shaping Federation), Winner of a “Golden Globe” in “Student of the Year” category (KazhATiCO 2011), “Student of the Year” in “Kazakhstan’s best Cultural Activist” (Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education & Science). Starting from 2021, she became a certified Zumba B1 (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and B2 level instructor (Toronto, Canada). In 2014-2016, Anastasia was a regular Judge of “Rauan” & “Kushuak” Kids Contests of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty & Astana, Kazakhstan). Co-author and prima in “The Nightingale”, a production by Merey Ismailova Dance Theatre (Toronto, Canada), participant of Toronto Dance Teacher Expo 2017 & 2018 Co-author and dancer of the Grand Opening of DAMIANI Jewelry Collection for Sophie Loren in 2010 (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Attended master classes and workshops for classical and modern dance, contemporary dance, jazz funk, waacking, hip-hop, locking, popping, go-go and many others. Dance Lessons. Dance is the artistic way of one’s new vision of the world. The ability to properly hear the music and to control one’s body ensure the enjoyment of life fully and allow to see it from a special perspective. At our dance lessons we gradually establish the essential foundation for the future multifaceted artistic professional. Rhythm, stretching, choreography, dance routine all greatly develop muscle tone and movement, calisthenics, eversion, coordination, and musical pitch. Dance introduces humans to the sense of freedom and confidence and teaches to control one’s emotions and to express them accordingly.