Vira Burmenko

Actor, Extra, Model, Dancer, Teacher / Choreographer,… more

Ontario, Canada
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Physical Attributes

Height:
162 cm / 5ft 4in
Eye color:
Hazel
Weight:
52 kg / 114 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
Olive
Hair type:
Wavy

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Accents
  • Canadian
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern

Union memberships
  • ACTRA

Film and Television:
• Single Ladies TV Series - Musician/Band/Violinist - Centric
• Hemlock Grove S. 3, Ep. 1 Gypsy Musician/Violinist - Netflix - IMDB Credit
• Best Christmas Party Ever TV Film - Violinist - Hallmark
• Hemlock Grove S. 2, Ep. 1 - Gypsy Musician/Violinist - Netflix
• 3Mix by Northview 32 Inc. - Short Film/Music Video - Dancing Violinist - TSFF

Music Videos:
• Man's World by Eli Jacob - Violinist
• Sweet Words by Lowa Kay - Feature Sexy Boss/Employer
• Coast2Coast FM NYC Sept. 2014 - Artist/Violinist/Dancer
• Gole Naz Darom by Moein, A Persian Music Artist - Violinist

Training:
• Acting for Non-Majors II S08 FA THEA 1521 Cr= 3.00 York University , Instructor: Aleksandar Lukac
• Acting for Non-Majors I S08 FA THEA 1520 Cr= 3.00 York University, Instructor: Michael Kelly
• Scene Work: Catherine in Proof by David Auburn, Kate Quin in Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein,
• In-class Imorov Skids and Exercises: Speaking on the Phone, Changing Scenarios, Changing Speed, Reciting text while exercising - running and lifting a chair.
• Reading Material and Reflection: Audition by Michael Shurtleff, A Challenge for an Actor by Uta Hagen

Special Skills:
Violin (Gypsy, classical, popular, folk, jazz, modern, contemporary, dub-step), piano, performance, composition, arranging, music and performance improvisation, songwriting, singing, violin-dance, dance, thai-chi, improv acting, teaching/coaching, music theory, contemporary musicianship, visual arts (live exhibit and catalog): painting, drawing, sculpting, silk-painting; Personal Protection System International Certificate: An Intense Course of Study in Self-Defense Level 1;
languages: Russian (fluent), Ukrainian (fluent), German (intermediate), dog handling

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


• Artistic Photoshoots
featuring Athleticism, Dance, Violin and Nudes
• For Vira's Artistic Portfolio, Projects and for International Artists-Collaborators

• Employment by Private Photographers

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Soprano


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Beginner


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Lindsey Sterling, Doctor Draw, Apocalyptica, Gypsy Kings

Akademia Awards 2015 Winner Best Instrumental X2: The NeverEnding Tango - Latin, Three-Mix - Classical/Electronica
Spun on 60 FM Stations
Toronto Short Film Festival Selected 3Mix Feature

Instruments: Violin, Piano, Voice

Bands and Performing Groups
• Gypsy Flame Show Band
• Baarbad Music
• I-Strings - Position: Band Leader, Administrator, Marketer, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Violin
• Tangomania

Orchestral Experience:
• Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - 3 years
• York University Symphony Orchestra, Merit Award - 4 years

Featured in Recent Events:
• TSFF Featured 3Mix by Northview Inc. - March 18, 2016
• Celebrate Toronto 182nd Anniversary - March 5, 2016
• TIFF Green Room by Madflower Aug. - Oct. 2016
• Coast2Coast FM Live Feature NYC - September 25, 2014
• Persian Beauty Awards 2014

Employment:
• TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Musician Program - 3 years
• Rhapsody Hungarian Cuisine Restaurant - 3 years
• Retirement Communities in GTA: Westbury, Amica, Leisureworld - 7 years
• Business Companies: Vescio Funerals - 3 years
• Charitable Organizations: Knights of Columbus; Emunah Women, ICHR (Human Rights for Mid-East) - 3 years
• Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events - 11 years
• Collaborative Projects in Dance and Music - 3 years
• Festivals and Community Events: Toronto, North York - 7 years

Teaching:
• Allegro Music School - Violin/Piano Instructor - 6 years
• Private Music Studio - Instructor in Violin, Piano, Music Theory, Ensemble, and Contemporary Musicianship - 10 years
• Student Recitals - Organizer/Coordinator/Instructor/Performer/Arranger/Composer - 4 years

Education:
• MA Music York University 2011: Thesis Descension and Ascension, Supervisor David Mott; York University Graduate Assistant; OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) Recipient, Sound Streams Music Composer of Exorcist, an Overture for A Capella Choir, 2010 - Representing York University - Honorarium Recipient
• BFA Music York University 2009 Honors, Marion Lower Prize in Composition Recipient; Violin Instructors: Peggy Hills, Ian Grant
•Composition Instructors: David Mott, David Lidov, William Westcott
•Improvisation and Contemporary Musicianship Instructors and Coaches: Casey Sokol, Matt Brubeck


Instruments Owned:
Violin - Acoustic 204 years of age, by Robert Fent
Carbon fiber bow, three wooden bows (German and French)
Electric Violin
Piano & Voice

Equipment:
Sennheizer Wireless System, Pickup, H4 Zoom Recording Device, Heavy Duty Portable Music Stand, Three Violin Cases

Compositions' List:

• Spiritual/Religious Works:
Exorcist, an Overture for A Capella Choir, 2010
Descension and Ascension, a Violin Solo Suite, MA Thesis 2011
Mysterium, a Concerto for Violin and Percussion in Three Movements, 2009 - Marion Lower Prize in Composition Winner

• Secular Works:
The NeverEnding Tango, arr. for Violin, Viola, and Piano, 2014 - Acoustic Version
Trio from String Symphony, 2008
Two-Part Invention, 2007


• Current Projects:
All Great Things, Musical: Songs:
Forever 2015
Bella 2014
Identity Crisis 2014
Rumple 2013
Would You Love Me 2013
www.allgreatthingsproductions.com

Songwriting (Demos on SoundCloud, Youtube & www.numberonemusic.com):
Alive 2013
Blue-Eyed Gypsy 2013
Cry with Me 2014
Dynamite 2014
Eternity 2013
Fly Away 2012
How Deep is Your Love 2013
Hurt 2013
I don't Need You 2013
I know 2013
I'm Sorry 2014
In Love with Love 2012
Joker 2014- In Memory of Robyn Williams
Listen to Your Soul 2012
Make It Count 2014
Not that Kinda Girl 2013
Over 2015
Save Me from Myself Rec. 2012, with I-Strings
Save Me from Myself, Rec. 2016, I-Strings, Prod. Timur Ilyasov
Scars 2014
Shine 2012
Show Me How 2014
The Light 2012
Unconditional 2012

Press Releases:
Marquix Global Networks: Over 1,000,000 views Feb. 2016
Avastar
Greycastle News Corporation

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Tango

Cultivated a unique genre of performance in violin and dance - fusion of sound and movement.
Previews available through Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1iMptK63_obDvssHGs83Q

• Toronto Short Film Festival 2016 - 3Mix Produced by Northview 32 Inc. - March 18, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVM_yt_KGqc
• Celebrate Toronto 182 Anniversary - March 5, 2016
• The Green Room TIFF Media and Sponsored Events: Aug. 2015 - Oct. 2016
• Health and Beauty Expo September 2015
• North York Festival 2014
• Coast2Coast FM Live NY, Sept. 2014
• Persian Beauty Awards 2014

Employment:
• Corporate and Media Sponsored Events
• Fashion Shows
• Weddings, Parties

Press Releases:
• Marquix Global Networks: http://www.marquix.tv/features/vira-burmenko.html - Over 1,000,000 views Feb. 2016
• Avastar: http://www.avastar.tv/features/vira-burmenko.html
• Greycastle News Corporation: http://www.greycastle.tv/features/vira-burmenko.html

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Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Accents
  • Canadian
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern

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