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Ksenia Parkhatskaya

Ksenia Parkhatskaya is globally known as one of the world’s best solo jazz dancers. She has danced with Christian McBride (US), Paris Opera Orchestra (FR), and Postmodern Jukebox (US), while collecting a large following of over 100k people. Ksenia is currently the face of TIM Italy (Italy’s largest telecommunication company) and her videos online have received over 250 million views.

Although lesser known for her songwriting and vocals, her voice, heart and soul fly just as freely as her body in movement.

In 2018 Ksenia began the process of creating her debut album “Colours”.

The album is co-written and produced with her husband, composer and bassist David Duffy. Ksenia has been a professional Jazz singer in her hometown of St-Petersburg since 2010, and the pair released their debut Jazz album under the moniker “K Quintet” in 2019. However while this was happening, Ksenia began to want to express herself more freely with her songs. A chance visit to an astrologer inspired her to start, when this well known sage told her, “your voice is another key to your career”

A surprise for a professional dancer, and although taken with a pinch of Salt, it was the trigger for Ksenia to explore that part of herself, and begin the journey to original music.

As a singer her sombre, rich voice reminds us of Melody Gardot, Stacy Kent and Katie Melua.

Awards

Film Festival Awards for MUSIC VIDEO "FEAR" (single from "COLOURS" debut album) Vesuvius International Film Fest (Italy) /Winner Best Music Video clip London Indie Short Festival / Winner Best Music Video La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival (US) (Nominated for Best Music , Nominated for Best Dance , Nominated for Best Creative Concept) Choreoscope - Barcelona Dance Film Festival / Official Selection Standalone Music Awards / Nomination: Music Award (screening in TCL Chinese Theatre 6, on August 12, 2021) Go Mental International Short Festival / Official Selection Alternative Film Festival / Official Selection Kinofestival Light of The World / Official Selection


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“The versatility of Ksenia Parkhatskaya is unmatched. Dancer, choreographer, singer and actress; every talent she has under her belt she uses with ease. The artist has regularly performed with live ensembles and orchestras including PostModern Jukebox and Barcelona Jazz Orchestra” - cutitoutmag.com

“Ksenia Parkhatskaya is a contemporary jazz dance sensation. she’s got years of touring and performing worldwide (with Christian McBride trio, postmodern jukebox, Barcelona jazz orchestra, etc.) under her belt” - indierepublik.com

“Jazz Age dance maestro Ksenia Parkhatskaya” – Los Angeles magazine

“Parkhatskaya’s voice is beautiful in its sense of remove, and the string arrangements are stellar in both meanings of the word” - twostorymelody.com

“World-renowned dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya turns her attention to her life-long passion for singing” - jazziz.com

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