Anastazia Louise is a multi-media artist and the founder of Bad Unkl Sista performance ensemble.
Anastazia is an artist, teacher, designer, and creativity consultant with over 25 years of professional experience spanning performance, costuming, and event production. She thrives on vibrant collaborations, inspiring authenticity, facilitating personal and interpersonal growth, and creating experiences for individuals and groups, performers and audiences.
She is the founder and artistic director of Bad Unkl Sista, a performance art ensemble that combines choreography, original music, costuming, and physical theater elements to produce site-specific durational performances that provoke and inspire – changing how witnesses relate to the performers, to the world, and to themselves. This has also informed her approach to textile arts, and her performance costuming is designed to accommodate all body types, facilitate movement, enhance expression. and invoke a sense of awe in their power and complexity.
Anastazia is also the founder of Stillness Studies Institute, a non-profit organization that offers programs to promote the use of stillness as a catalyst for creative, personal, and interpersonal development.
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