Olesya Senchenko is a fashion model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Born in Stavropol, Russia, she has graced the pages of Russian “Vogue,” “Cosmopolitan,” “Yes,” and “Seventeen.” While living in Japan, she worked with brands like Uniqlo and Style&System and appeared in “Elle” and “Marie Claire.” In Singapore, she graced the cover of “Harper’s Bazaar” while walking in fashion shows for Gucci and Chanel. Olesya now resides in New York City where she has become a staple on the runway in New York Fashion Week working with brands like Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Armani.
As an actress, she has appeared on the CBS hit show, “Elementary.” Olesya is also an entrepreneur with her own bikini line, Skaya Velvet, and a proud supporter of Beauty for Freedom, an anti-trafficking organization.
Pavel Shatu is a Russian actor from West Siberia best known for his roles in “12 Kilometers” and “Orange is the New Black.” Recently, he joined the Theater of Russian Actors, “TRACT” NYC, as a leading actor. He started his acting career on “Region 42,” a popular Russian TV/stage show and received several Best Actor awards throughout his five years on the team. After moving to the United States in 2010, Pavel graduated from the William Esper Studio in New York City. Pavel is also an artist with his own unique artwork and brand, ArtPavelShatu, that can be described as modern expressionism.
Nikolai Tsankov is a Bulgarian-born American actor living in NYC and working primarily in TV and film. He studied acting in Eastern Europe and the U.S. and has participated in numerous theater, film, TV, and radio productions on both continents.
You can see Nikolai in the upcoming features, “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Big Foot” and “Confetti” and as a recurring guest star on the new NBC show, “Rise,” and the final season of “The Americans.” He is represented by Frontier Booking International and Prestige Management Group.
Abigail Simon is a ballerina and actress residing in New York City. She has appeared in Rob Ashford’s productions of “Carmen” and “Carousel” and as a principal dancer in “Capriccio.” She has performed in more than 30 “Nutcracker” productions as the Sugar Plum Fairy and recently as Juliet in Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” in Vienna.
After training at The School of American Ballet, she performed with American Ballet Theatre and then went on to dance for ten years with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet
with principal roles in “The Merry Widow,” “Tarantella,” “Night,” “Kettentanz,”
and “Reflections.” During her time as a dancer, Simon has worked with renowned choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, and Benjamin Millepied. In 2014, she signed as a Capezio artist and is recognized as a guest speaker, teacher, and ballet coach.
Martin Harvey is a trained British actor and former professional ballet dancer. His early acting credits include the West End productions of “Peter Pan” and “Oliver.” He also appeared in Disney’s “Great Expectations” (opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins), and the Central TV series, “Saracen.” At 11 years old, he joined the Royal Ballet School and graduated at 17 into London’s Royal Ballet Company. In a 15-year career, he danced principal roles in “Mayerling,” “Onegin,” “La Fille Mal Gardee,” “Manon,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” He then went on to appear as Johnny Castle in the West End production of “Dirty Dancing” for which he received the UK Critics’ Circle Spotlight Award.
Now based in New York, he has appeared on screen alongside Alan Rickman and William H. Macy, on TV in “Gossip Girl” and “All My Children,” and on stage with the Metropolitan Opera in “Carmen” and “Manon Lescaut.” Martin also received rave reviews for his performances in “A Chorus Line” and “Carousel.”