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  Irina Kazakova is known as one of the world's most flexible rhythmic gymnasts of all time and is now a well-established performer known for her extreme flexibility. She became famous after her performance “snake dance” that went viral.

 Irina was born in Moscow, Russia. She began training rhythmic gymnastics when she was 6 years old, spending 8-11 hours a day at the gym, continuously pushing the limits. 

By the age of 14, She has already won a national tournament and was part of the national team, representing the country at international competitions, always recognized because of her flexibility and agility. 

 Gymnastics has given her a unique view of aesthetics and body shapes, being a certified freediver & scuba diver for years, she was able to provide an outstanding underwater modeling performance which rewarded her with having a certain awareness of the lines and curves of the body and how to express emotions in a silent environment.

Today Irina is also pursuing her creative expression through different mediums and one of them is photography, video, and event production. 

Irina’s work has been seen in numerous publications and various fine art platforms, along with different art exhibits. She worked with such celebrities as Madonna, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Be Svendsen, Die Antwoord, Snoop Dog to name just a few… 

 

F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S:


“Irina Kazakova is known as one of the world's most flexible contortionists.”   

Wikipedia

 

“Irina Kazakova is a world-class gymnast and contortionist from Russia. She combines her professional background in gymnastics and contortion with dance, which results in a stunningly beautiful and unique dance style.”   

MSN.com

 

Gymnastics

Gymnast

2002-2007

Russian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team member

Award

2002

Honored Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Government of Russia Highest national honor for substantial achievements in this field.

Gymnast

2003

Grand Prix Tournament, Holon, Israel
• 2nd Place-Overall

 

Gymnast

2003

Open Cup of Russia, Penza, Russia
• 1st Place all-around
• 1st Place with ball
• 1st Place with hoop

Gymnast

2004

Pacific Alliance Championship Games, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
• 1st Place Team

 

University

2004-2010

Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport & Tourism (RSUPCST) Faculty of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Certification

2014

HMI College of Hypnotherapy

Certification

2016

New York Film Academy - Film Director

Certification

2016

Reiki USUI Method

Certification

2016

PADI freediver

Certification

2016

Scuba Diver Advanced OP 42 log

 

Coaching

Coach

2003 - 2004

Assistant Rhythmic Gymnast Coach for Russian National team

Coach

2009 - 2014

Coach at Nu Age Gymnastics & Dance, Miami

Coach

2009 - Present

Flexibility private instructor,
Self-employed

Coach

2019

Flexibility & Contortion coach at Les Ailes du Desir
Contemporary Circus School

 

Performances

Contortionist

2006

Cirque Niagara "Avaia" Show 
Canada

World record holder

2007

The Show of Russian Records
TV Show, Moscow

Finalist

2007

“Russia’s Got Talent” ("Minute of Glory," Russia’s America’s Got Talent)
Finalist

 

Gymnast, Contortionist

2008

Tokyo, Japan
"Shock News " Tv show

Aerialist, Contortionist

2007 - 2009

"Golden Ice of Stradivari",
"The road to Vancouver",
"King of Ice"

Aerialist, Contortionist

2009

"Art on Ice"
Zurich, Lazana, Switzetrland 

 

Gymnast

2010

"MTV Music Awards"   
Miami Beach, FL

Gymnast

2010

"Miami Fashion Week" 
Miami, FL

Gymnast

2010

"Paul Mitchell Fashion Show"
Miami,FL

 

Gymnast

2010

"Make a wish" Foundation
Miami

Gymnast

2010

Lunching "Material Girl" for Madonna 
New York

Gymnast

2011

"KOZZA Fashion Nights"  for Cirque Du Soleil
Miami , FL

 

Gymnast

2012

"Sony Ericsson Opening
Miami, FL

Aerialist

2012

Grammy's after-party 
Los Angeles

Aerialist

2012

Oscar's pre-party   
Los Angeles

 

Contortionist, Aerialist

2012

"MYOKYO" show directed by Josie Walsh
Los Angeles

Aerialist

2012

'White Wonderland" music festival
Anaheim

Contortionist, Aerialist

2012

Day Glow Tour

 

Contortionist

2012

Theater "Bellini" by Cipriani
Ibiza, Spain

Contortionist

2012

Snoop Dogg Presents: "The Bad Girls of Comedy" on Netflix
Los Angeles 

Contortionist

2012

The TV series "Bite Me
Los Angeles 

 

Contortionist, Aerialist

2010 - 2014

EDC

Contortionist

2010 - 2019

ULTRA  
Miami , FL

Contortionist

2013

Featured talent on MSNBC 
"Dance nation" 
Los Angeles

 

Aerialist

2013

The movie - "Pain & Gain" directed by Michael Bay
Miami

Contortionist

2014

Featured on Discovery Channel 
Miami

Contortionist, Aerialist

2014

Shinagawa Project
Tokyo, Japan

 

Contortionist, Aerialist

2015

"Pacha" - Dinner Show
Dubai, UAE

Contortionist, Aerialist

2016

Charlie Wood's show for Art Basel  
Faena Theater, Miami Beach

Contortionist, Aerialist

2016 - 2017

C'est Rouge Circus-Cabaret Show

 Faena Theater, Miami Beach

 

Contortionist

2017

Die Antwoord music video "FFFF"
Los Angeles

Contortionist

2017

Die Antwoord short comedy horror film

"Tommy can't sleep."

 Los Angeles

Contortionist

2017 - 2018

2017-2018  
"Sensatia" Circus / Cabaret  
Faena Theater, Miami Beach

 

Contortionist

2019

Marc Anthony Music Video
"Tu Vida en la Mía"

Contortionist, Aerialist

2019

Medusa, Cannes

Underwater model

2020

Prince Royce, Music Video,

 

Contortionist, Aerialist

2020

"Art with me"

Underwater model

2021 Coming soon

Be Swendsen Music Video

Contortionist

2021

Palm Height