Anastasia started dancing zouk in 2009 in Porto Alegre, Brazil when she did her 6 months internship in Brazil. In January 2010 she started learning zouk in one of the most reknowned dance schools in Rio de Janeiro «Academia de Dança Renata Peçanha». Renata’s school had the greatest impact on her technique and style.
When came back to Russia Anastasia began teaching and promoting brazilian zouk being a part of a Piterzouk team. Together with Piterzouk Anastasia was the founder of brazilian zouk in St. Petersburg. In 2010 Anastasia started working with Maxim Chistokletov. Together they have been promoting and developing zouk, giving workshops in different cities around Russia and Ukraine. In August 2011 Maxim & Anastasia organised their 1st Russian Zouk Congress & Championship in St. Petersburg that has become the biggest zouk event in Russia. In 2013 they inagurated “Ipanema Dance Studio” in St. Petersburg where they give regular zouk and samba classes. For some period of time Anastasia also danced with a famous zouk artist Kamacho with whom she taught at the biggest zouk congresses in Europe.
In 2016 Anastasia met Carlos Oliveira and soon began training zouk and samba with him. Together they built a strong partnership that definitely brought a new flavor to a zouk world.