This world-famous pole athlete was born in Moscow. Without ANY experience before (no sport, no dance background) Anastasia began pole dancing when she was 18 years old, in December of 2008. She trained at Moscow School and fell in love with pole dancing with a first class.
In the beginning, this Russian talent, trained 3 days a week for about 6-7 hours. After a couple months, her instructors suggested she become an instructor!! She trained all weeks for many hours, paid close attention to detail with choreography, basic tricks and stretching. Her back flexibility is natural and is extreme!
In July 2009 Anastasia began preparing for the first Russian Pole Fitness Championship, which was held in Saint-Petersburg. She won second place in the professional category. But, at the first Russian Pole Dance and Fitness Competition, Skukhtorova won first place!! Next step for her was Russia on World Pole Dance Championship 2010 in Zurich. She went thru the finals there and was competing on the one stage with amazing Felix Cane and Jenyne Butterfly. What was a historical moment for her.
That was a first step to her big trip.
After this championship Anastasia started to travel the world with teaching , inspiring, developing pole dance in different countries.
She kept working on her flexibility, power and dance skills, Anastasia was taking private lessons with amazing Russian circus artists with aerial silks, ballet, gymnastics, trapeze, contortion and many more. She put an aim to become one of the best artist in the world.
In the year of 2011 she firstly went to one of the most important and artistic competition – Pole Art. That was held in Helsinki. This russian talent took there 3d place. That was a great start. Her video from this competition has more then 4600000 views on YouTube. This is the biggest amount everyone ever had in a pole dance competitions.
But one of the most important things for her was a marvelous winning at 2d pole World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Her choreographer for this act was Evgeny Greshilov – her partner, her soulmate. Earning both Anastasia & Evgeny a Sponsored Athlete title for the Mighty Grip brand.
Now Anastasia is still traveling the world, inspiring people to believe in them selves. She showed the world that even with no experience but with belief in yourself you can achieve every goal, you can get everything you really want.
Hard work, patience , belief in yourself and all dreams can be a reality.
– Poleandaerial.com instructor
– Pole World Cup champion 2012/2013
– 2nd runner up in Pole World Cup 2011/2012
– 2nd runner up in Pole Art 2011
– Most photogenic pole dancer of the world by PWN awards 2014
– International pole dance/fitness judge
– The Finalist
of the World Pole Dance Championship 2010/2011
– The Best Russian Pole dancer 09/10
– UPA’s Pro Pole Dancer of the June 2010
– Aerialist, aerial silk and hoop