Anastasia was born in Moscow. She began pole dancing when she was 18 years old, in December of 2008. She trained at Moscow School and fell in love with pole dancing. The first videos Anastasia saw were of Jenyne Butterfly and Felix Cane. They were a huge inspiration for her and she began training from watching their videos. In the beginning, this Russian talent, trained 3 days a week for about 6-7 hours. After a couple months, her instructors suggested she become an instructor!! She trained all week for many hours, paid close attention to detail with choreography, basic tricks and stretching. Her back flexibility is natural and is extreme! In July 2009 Anastasia began preparing for the first Russian Pole Fitness Championship, which was held in August. She won second place in the professional category. But, at the first Russian Pole Dance and Fitness Competition, held by Elena Shihkova, winner of RPFC, Skukhtorova won first place!! Next for her is Russia on World Pole Dance Championship 2010. Words from the enthusiastic pole dancer.. POLE DANCE is my life! I hope that this beautiful and strong kind of sport will be in Olympic games. I try to advance pole dance forward in Russia. I wish good luck to all pole dancers!