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Kristina Nekyia is a burlesque performer, dancer, and circus contortionist based in Los Angeles, California.

She is known for her intense physicality, impressive flexibility, and wide range of performances ranging from classic burlesque to provocative theatrical acts. As a dancer, choreographer, and contortionist Kristina has appeared in productions, commercials, videos, and special projects both as a soloist, in ensembles, and in a contortion doubles act with renown contortion performer and coach Serchmaa Byamba. Clients include Dave Stewart, Tim Armstrong, DJ Shadow, David Arquette, Margaret Cho, Lady Ga Ga, Rachid Taha, Rhapsody.com, Glad Trash Bags, The Discovery Channel, Yahoo!, Google, and many more.

Kristina’s burlesque performances draw on her dance, circus, and theater skills to create a diverse repertoire of acts.

She is an international headliner, and in 2010 she earned the First Runner Up for Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Competition in Las Vegas. She is a regular performer with The Box in New York and Lucha Va Voom and Tease if You Please in Los Angeles.

Kristina also teaches workshops and give lectures on burlesque and sexuality in performance. She is dedicated to furthering the art of burlesque and sits on the Board of Directors of BurlyCon, the world’s largest burlesque convention.

Recently Kristina acted in the critically acclaimed film After the Triumph of Your Birth from Shootist Films. She appears in a second Shootist Films movie scheduled for release in 2014.

Kristina is the founder of Fit & Bendy Contortion and Flexibility Training, a safe and effective method of strengthening and stretching. She has helped thousands of people around the world unlock their muscles and discover their full movement potential.

"A hobbled succubus who... redefines the erotic possibilities of leg braces in a manner which both J.G. Ballard and David Cronenberg would approve."

- Critic Dennis Cozzalio

"A woman of mystery"

- Critic Richard Harland Smith

"Special mention must also go to burlesque artist Kristina Nekyia, who gives the film its most electrifying jolts in her few scenes. The lovely Nekyia devours the camera in her moments on screen and projects an unforgettable intensity."

- Critic Jeremy Richy

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