The World is her playground
Anna Just was born in a small town of Olexandriya in Ukraine and started folk dance and ballet training at the age of four. Her childhood was spent on stage and by age of 12 she performed up to 7 solo dances a night. Simultaneously, she was an outstanding A+ student and became an Academic at 15, before securing a Bachelors degree in Teaching English and World Literature from National Pedagogical University Named After M. P. Dragomanov in Kiev, Ukraine.
Anna's Journey took her around the world! She built a successful career as a model in Tokyo, Japan, where along working on the TV Show "COOL JAPAN" on a major Japanese TV broadcasting company NHK BS1 Anna also worked as an English Teacher in 6 Japanese Schools.
After moving to New Zealand, she discovered The Meisner Technique with Barbara Woods at Wellington Actors Studio and studied on-camera in New Zealand Film School. Being in love with technique, Anna moved to New York City as the full-time student of a Conservatory Program at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre with Ron Stetson and Richard Pinter, and in Esper Studio with Suzan Esper.
She also studied deep American Accent with Patricia Fletcher and Coleen Walnay. Currently she works on perfecting her craft with an acting coach in an On-Camera Audition class with Anthony Robert Grasso in New York City.
Anna Just is known for the role of Ukrainian Council in the web series "EXTRADITION' directed by Anthony Grasso, an Eastern European immigrant Nina in the short film "HEARTS THAT CROSS BORDERS" directed by Renee Stork and a mysterious woman in a web series "Jimmy Swan" by Bryan Hamilton and Matti Leinikka. She is often cast as a foreign figure, femme fatale, Russian agent, fighter, alien and a beautiful model type.
Anna Just speaks four languages fluently: English, Japanese and her native Russian and Ukrainian. She has an extensive experience working worldwide as a model for runway, TV and web commercials, hair and wedding shows, editorial and beauty photoshoots and print. Her training in movement and dance includes physical theatre, classical ballet, folk, tango and modern dance. She is stage combat certified. Anna has traveled the world, studied religion and culture and taught English as a second language to children of all ages.
Anna Just is looking forward to working in the next Emmy Award USA series or in a feature film opposite Leonardo Di Caprio and Robert De Niro directed by Martin Scorsese!