Anastasia Stotskaya – singer, actress
Anastasia Stotskaya is a bright singer and actress.
She was born on October 7, 1982 in Kiev, where she lived until 1992. The future singer was born in a family of physician and textile artist. Actor Pavel Maikov, who played in the TV series “Brigada”, is Anastasia’s brother. At the age of four Anastasia joined a music school and vocal – dance ensemble “Kyianochka”. In Kiev Stotskaya lived for 10 years and then the whole family moved to Moscow.
In Russia, Anastasia entered theater school. Her first work was in the children’s play “Fanta – Infanta”, where she played five roles – fairy, gypsy, Hussars, ballerina and black star.
Stotskaya graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. At the age of 18 Anastasia played her first role on the professional stage. It was the role of Fleur-de-lis in the musical Notre Dame De Paris.
In the Luna Theater she played on the same stage with renowned actors as Eugene Stytchkin and Chulpan Khamatova. Anastasia also performed with Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus.
The role that made Anastasia popular in Moscow, was played in Alexander Zhurbin’s musical “Lips”, based on the novel “Camera Obscura” by Nabokov. At the premiere of the musical Stotskaya was noticed by the Russian pop king, Philip Kirkorov. He realized that Anastasia was the best candidate for the role of the young dancer Roxie Hart in his musical “Chicago”. After the premiere of “Chicago” Stotskaya was called the best musical actress in Russia.
In 2002, Kirkorov became her producer. Under his leadership Nastya recorded the first songs for a solo project.
In 2003, Stotskaya participated in the International Singing Competition for Young Singers “New Wave 2003” in Jurmala, where she won the Grand Prix.
In 2004, Stotskaya’s first European hit “Tease” was recorded in London.
She played the role of Susanna in the TV musical “Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro”.
The singer participated in photo shoots for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Harper’s Bazaar, Officiel and HELLO.
In 2009, Stotskaya played in the Russian interpretation of the American play “Cabaret”. The Moscow audience gave a standing ovation to Russian Liza Minnelli.
In 2003, Stotskaya secretly married Alexei Sekirin, but in 2008, Anastasia announced that she left her husband.
Her second husband is Sergei.
On July 16, 2011 Anastasia gave birth to a son Alexander, who was named after Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.