Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully in numerous international championships.
In 1999 after retiring from the competitions she moved to Washington,DC to continue training as a dancer. In 2001 she joined acrobatic dance troupe Anti-Gravity and moved to New York City, where she started training as a contortionist and aerialist. Later Ekaterina transferred those skills to a professional career in variety entertainment.
Her performances range from short solos to full-length shows, large-scale extravaganzas, and strolling installations. Ekaterina employs showmanship, original costumes and every possible type of stagecraft to immerse the audience in an interactive and entertaining experience. Her work reaches across genres, demographics, venues and tax brackets and she believe that performance in any context can change behaviors and challenge beliefs.
A true workaholic, Ekaterina has enjoyed the honor of working with a wide variety of artists in many different capacities. Besides performing with circus and entertainment companies like Cirque Musica, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, USO and Circus Una Motorcycle Thrillshow, she also appeared in live art installations and films of Matthew Barney, Kenny Scharf, Scott Ewalt, Julie Taymor and Joe Coleman, shared the stage with "Drive-By Trackers" and Jack Black, performed as a knife-thrower's "Target Girl" on a Guinness Book of Records Tour and off-Broadway show "Maximum Risk" and modeled for FHM, GQ, One World, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Paper Magazines. She was a spokesperson for "Save Coney Island" and "Pin Down the Bladder Cancer" campaigns. Recently Ekaterina joined the cast of "Sleep No More" - most recent incarnation of immersive, site-specific, interactive play, created by British theatre company Punchdrunk.
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