KRISTINA NEKYIA is a burlesque dancer, performance artist, and contortionist based in Los Angeles, California. 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, The Discovery Channel, Yahoo!, Google, Shootist Films and many more.

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 VaVoom and The House of Red Velvet in Los Angeles.

Kristina is also the founder of Fit & Bendy, a flexibility fitness system that unlocks the body’s natural range of motion to achieve exquisite freedom and strength in movement.

Photos: Don Spiro, Daniel Chavira, Timothy Norris, Michael Wise, Cassandra Church, David Espinoza, David Chi, Ryan Hartford, Renard Garr.

All images © Lucha VaVOOM