The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
— Konstantin Stanislavski
Welcome to my website!
My name is Dasha Zhurin and I am an actress, producer, writer and improviser! Here’s a little bit about me:
I was born in Moscow, Russia! I am fluent in both Russian and English. At eight years old, I moved to the United States with my rocket scientist father, Viacheslav, and my mathematical linguist mother, Lyudmila.
I loved to perform from the time I could walk. I began playing piano at the age of four and tennis at the age of five. At age six, I participated in my first play in Moscow and fell in love with the stage. As far as tennis goes, I played tennis so much that I competed nationally and was featured in a documentary called, “Inside Tennis”. I also got a full ride tennis scholarship to Colorado State University! There I was team captain for three out of four years, graduated with a double major in accounting and political science and went to the All-American Championships.
I started doing improv at a young age and fell in love with it and so joined several teams in Colorado and New York City. How did I end up in New York City? Well, in 2011, after practicing yoga for two years, I took the plunge and went to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. I also got to represent Russia in the International Yoga Championships. I have been teaching yoga ever since! I also applied and got into the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. In 2015, I graduated with a Masters in Acting and was a Finalist at the Actors Studio. I was admitted into the Advanced Study Improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and took sketch writing there as well.
Since graduation, I have been in off-Broadway productions, short films, feature films and commercials. My favorite productions I was in were Brainpeople, Detroit, Mozart and Salieri, and Macbeth. I especially love to act on screen and my resume lists all of my projects!
I have been writing short films, sketches, and an array of web series. I am also a producer and an award winner!
Thank you for checking out my website!