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ABOUT

Ivana is a London based actress with a diverse background who trained professionally as an actor, singer, musician and dancer. Originally from Serbia, she grew up in Moscow and Cyprus before moving to the UK in 2009. Due to her upbringing she is fluent in English, Serbian, Russian and basic Greek, Italian and Spanish. Her main language is English which she can speak with no hint of her broad geography or with, depending on the role, American.

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BIOGRAPHY

Ivana originally trained in Musical Theatre and worked professionally before making the shift into acting for film and tv more recently, where her greatest passion lies. She has worked in big feature films for Warner Brothers, Paramount and Miramax. Currently she is auditioning for new projects and very interested in working with equally passionate and dedicated individuals in any artistic field ranging from plays, actor-musician shows, musical theatre, dance and TV and Film.

This sublime actress has a face designed for film and television and a depth and darker colours missing from many in her age range. This may come from her hard brutal dance roots but her face, in close up, has the ability to carry a thousand words.
— Michael Strassen- directors comments on working with Ivana at Mountview
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acting REEL

Most recently Ivana completed filming on Rocketman playing the role of Priscilla Presley opposite lead Rob Delaney, directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Ivana trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she completed her MA. Previously she studied ‘The Method’ at Lee Strasberg’s Theatre and Film Institute in L.A, and continues to train on a weekly basis with her acting coach Michael Duvall from Instinctual Acting in London. Since graduating she has had the privilege of working as a supporting artist on feature films with directors such as Guy Ritchie in Toff Guys, David Yates in Fantastic Beasts 2, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story', among others. Below is a video of a short comedy sketch written by me:

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vocal reel

Ivana is a professionally trained classical singer. She is a natural soprano who is equally strong at pop and rock styles. She especially enjoys singing songs from the 70’s and 80’s.

She holds a 1st class BA Hons Degree in dance and musical theatre from the Urdang Academy. Whilst she was training she played roles such as Maria in West Side Story, Jemima in Cats, Ensemble in Chicago and the great diva Gussie Carnegie in Merrily We Roll Along, to name a few. Her favourite musical is Les Miserables.

From the age of seven Ivana has been playing the flute and piano. She was a member of the Cyprus State Youth orchestra and retained the highly prestigious associate piano diploma in advanced performance, becoming an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 18. She especially enjoys playing late 19th Centuary Romantic piano compositions by Chopin and Rachmaninoff as a hobby to this day.

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dance reel

Collaboration with James Phillips. Accepted into BAFTA qualifying ‘Aesthetica Short Film Festival’ where it premiered in November 2018. In February 2019,it was screened at the Utah Dance Film Festival in Orem UT, USA.

 

Dance and Piano Reel collaboration with film-maker Charlie-Round Turner

 

Ivana had the privilege of working as an actress and dancer on feature films such as Men in Black 4, Kingsman and Guernsey, where she performed along side Lily James as a ballroom dancer. She has also worked on a number of other productions such as Guerrilla directed by John Ridley and Hold the Sunset for the BBC.

As a classically trained ballerina Ivana is prolific in many different styles of dance including lyrical jazz, tap, street and contemporary, which shaped an eclectic career as a dancer and choreographer prior to her transition to screen acting.

She instantly went onto make her professional stage debut in ‘Incanto’ as a dancer/singer in a ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ inspired show in Singapore less then a month after graduating from her BA. She performed with local Singaporean actress Oon Shu Ann and singer Sarah Brightman at the Gala event. She has also performed with bands such as Goldfrapp at Glastonbury Festival and Arcade Fire at Wembley Stadium.

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