Background and childhood
Actor and singer Anastasia Trizna was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in a family of artists. She was born as a youngest of three daughters. Her parents Yuri Trizna and Svetlana Vedernikova - are established visual artists and pedagogues in St. Petersburg. Since early childhood Anastasia was surrounded by art in its variable forms: visual arts, literature, music. When she was five she attended her first music lessons and music became a strong part of her life since. Ten years of music school were dedicated to learning to play piano, flute, studying music theory and history, playing in the orchestra and singing in the choir. At the same age of five Anastasia became a student of the State Hermitage museum's art studio, where she studied drawing for six following years. Annually, as a part of the studies she participated in the children exhibition at the Hermitage museum and took part in the performances on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre.
In 2003 seventeen years old Anastasia was accepted to the State Theatre Academy of St. Petersburg. By the end of the first year of studies she was invited to take part in some of the performances of the State Musical Theatre Zazerkalie. Every year the amount of performances she took part in was growing and Anastasia had to combine her studies in the academy with the professional work in the theatre. In 2008 she successfully graduated from the academy with the degree of a music theatre's actress. In Zazerkalie theatre Anastasia worked actively for four and a half years. She took part in more than 20 drama, opera and musical performances for kids and adults.
In 2009 Anastasia Trizna moved to Helsinki, Finland, where she works as a freelance actress and singer, as well as producer and director till the present day. Her work can be divided in three categories:
Music. Anastasia performs as a guest vocalist with different ensembles and musicians: Heikki Sarmanto, Pekka Sarmanto, Reiska Laine, Seppo Tyyni, Valeri Nikitin, the Mosabacka Big Band, Espoo Jazz Trio, Rajaton Jazz Quintet, Barbeque Jazz Band, Niki’s Four Jazzmen and others. From 2010 till 2017 she took part as a lead singer at the annual Evenings of Jazz Music & Dance in Pori produced by Liisa Nojonen. From 2012 till 2015 Anastasia was the soloist of the Espoo Jazz Trio established by Pekka Sarras, Valery Nikitin and Pekka Sarmanto, all prominent jazz musicians of Finland. In 2017-2018 she performed the role of Salome in a jazz-oratorio John the Baptist composed by Heikki Sarmanto.
Theatre & Camera Work. As an actress Anastasia took part in productions at Alexander Theatre, Pori Theatre, National Theatre of Finland and together with many independent groups such as Pori Dance Company, HIT Helsinki, European Theatre Collective, Folk Extreme and others. Her ability to perform in Russian, Finnish and English languages, as well as her strong will to work in different genres and search for new ways of combining them, has provided her with steady, variable and most interesting work possibilities. Besides her work in theatre, Anastasia also works as a film actress. She took part in such TV-series as Border Town (Season 2) and Ivalo (also known as Arctic Circle), as well as in an award winning short movie Sound from the Deep (Ääni Syvyydestä). Nowadays Anastasia also works as a stunt and fight performer.
Other work. Anastasia Trizna is also working a lot on developing cultural exchange between Finland and Russia. Since 2010 she has worked at Alexander theatre as a producer of international projects and has brought over 20 different performances from Russia to Finland. In 2014-2016 she has been working at Dance Info Finland as a coordinator of the Russian-Finnish Dance Exchange Programme, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education of Finland in developed in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in Moscow. From 2015 till 2018 Anastasia has been working with an international social arts project Eve's Ribs, dedicated to gender based discrimination and violence against women.