Ahnastasia is a New York City based, triple treat and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. Most recently, Ahnastasia was sailing the seas as a singer and dancer on the main stage with Holland America cruise lines, booked through RWS Entertainment Group.
Originating from Lancaster, Pennsylvania her training began as a dancer at the age of three in ballet, tap and jazz. Falling in love with dance, she added lyrical, musical theatre, and contemporary styles to her repertoire. After singing the national anthem in all cardinal directions in her back yard, her parents signed her up for vocal lessons and acting classes. As a result, this firecracker booked her first profession theater job as Baby June in the musical Gypsy, at age seven. Ahnastasia was hooked, committing her heart to a life of Musical Theatre And continued to perform in several production at local theatre companies throughout her general education. She attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and later graduated from The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, in CA, where she studied Musical Theatre and Acting. Ahnastasia still continues to study consistently in NYC between jobs taking dance classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, as well as several acting classes through The Growing Studio, Actors Loft, and Actors Connection, along side monthly vocal lessons. These classes lead to many of her workshop and showcases she was involved in with Sheldon Harnick, Ryan Scott Oliver, Lyndsey Mendez, and Drew Gasperini.
Ahnastasia performed as an immediate replacement as White Teen Girl on the Broadway National Tour of Memphis! She has several regional credits from theatre companies such as Fulton Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest, Utah Festival Opera (UFOMT), Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Herberger Theatre, Broadway Palm and Dutch Apple. Some of her favorite roles include: Young Groupie/u.s. Regina (Rock of Ages), Margot/understudy Elle (Legally Blonde), Cinderella (Into the Woods) Minnie (West Side Story), Brenda/understudy Tracy (Hairspray), Dawn (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), and was the Swing for the American Premiere of My Fairytale, directed by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner Stephen Schwartz and his son Scott. In addition, Ahnastasia assistant choreographed and/or dance captaining many of these productions.
Begining Ahnastasia’s professional career as an adult, she was employed by Walt Disney World, FL and Disneyland, CA as a dancer, singer and character performer. You may have seen her in shows such as Block Party Bash, Celebrate a Street Party, Fantasmic, High School Musical, The Christmas parades and several live features for television performances. Ahnastasia is pleased to be able to pass on criticism to our youth as a Judge for Starbound National Talent Competion, Host for Disney’s Dance The Magic on Broadway and coach dancers on their acting through the movement while in performance.
Ahnastasia is excited to make this connection with Virginia Opera Company and to work intimately with Dorothy Danner. Best of all she is thrilled to perform along side her dear friend, David Michael Bevis, playing her partner, Dick! She would not be able to do this without the love and support of her Father and Mother, and her dearest Douglas.