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Our Team.

Our incredible team at American Modeling Academy consists of highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to helping aspiring models realize their full potential.

 

With expertise in all aspects of the industry, including runway training, portfolio development, and image consulting, our team is committed to providing top-notch guidance and support to our students.

 

They are passionate about empowering young talents and guiding them towards success in the modeling world. Join us and get ready to embark on an exciting journey towards your dreams.

Introduction

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Maria Kucherenko

Founder/CEO

Maria has 25+ years of experience in the modeling industry. She is a recognized model of LA, OC, French, and Russian Fashion Weeks.

The Lead Model at Wella Hair Color in European Fashion Tour. Laureate of "The Best Model of the Year 2019", Los Angeles.

Art Director and Producer of Fashion shows in Russia and America - "Bridal of the Year", and "Mrs. Russian America 2020".
 

Trained more than 8,000 professional models in the past 22 years.

Maria Kucherenko holds Bachelor's Degree in Acting and Directing.

Viktoriya Miller
Lead Make up Trainer 

 

Victoria is a professional stylist and image maker, have been working in the beauty industry since 2007.

She is creative makeup artist with an avant-garde bent and her work has been published over three thousand times in various lookbooks, billboards, online and print magazines.

 

She also participated in various wedding and creative image competitions, where she won 1st and 2nd places.

She has been giving classes on makeup and hair since 2016, teaching more than 1000 girls and can easily help you create any image.

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Irene Shebeko
Runway Modeling Coach

An International model and actress. Irene graduated from one of the most famous Russian acting schools - Russian Academy of Arts - GITIS.
 
Irene has worked as an actress for more that 15 years, doing movies and TV shows. She started her modeling carrier when she was 13 years old.
 
As a runway and print model, she has worked in Moscow, Paris, London, New York, and Los Angeles.
 
She loves being behind the camera as much as she loves being in front. She's a recognized award - winning photographer, who shoots for print publications, lookbooks, and advertising.

Kristina Berezhneva
 

Runway Modeling Coach

Kristina was trained at the American Modeling Academy, participated in more than 100 fashion shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange county. 
 Kristina Berezhneva, standing at 5"4, showcases that physical attributes do not define one's capabilities as a model. 

Through dedication and hard work Kristina's dream became a reality as she became a certified runway model and trainer and participated in many fashion shows in Los Angeles, Orange county and San Diego. 

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