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Polina Ionina is a Kazakh-born, New York-based actor, director, and translator (Russian to English).  

As an actor, she is devoted to inspiring, educating, and showing beauty (truth) to her audience. She believes that one of the purposes of art is to reflect reality in an unconventional, creative way. Her goal is to tell each story truthfully and passionately.

As a director, Polina aims to portray the complexities of human interactions by exploring physiology, movement and improvisation. She likewise strives to create plays that immerse the audience both mentally and physically into the story to manifest a seamless cathartic impression. Please visit thehow.nyc for more info on what she's directing and producing in NYC.

As a translator, her goal is to capture, not only the meaning of the text, but the spirit of the Russian soul.