Model and DJ Ann Atman continues to make headway in the industry as she expressed readiness to play more music and perform back on stage as restrictions brought about by COVID-19 continue to ease.
“While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be long-lasting, many people, including myself, look forward to opportunities for social interaction again,” shares Ann.
Born and raised in Ukraine, Ann, whose real name is Anna Maniukova, says her family deeply valued music.
At a very young age, Ann Atman found a love for music.
“My love for music has been rock solid since I was young. Growing up, I just knew I had to pursue a career in music and the arts,” she says.
Ann studied at the Donetsk National Music Academy and later pursued a Master’s degree in Economics and Trade from Donetsk National University.
Ann moved to Kyiv in 2014 to pursue a career in modeling while working as an economist.
With the political tension on the rise at the time, Ann Atman accepted a modeling contract with a Paris-based agency.
“At that time, I really wanted to continue my modeling career while exploring my love for music. That’s where I found DJing fascinating and enjoyable,” shares Ann.
Ann Atman started to ask her friends to teach her how to become a DJ. As she explored her passion for music, she began DJing by playing sets in private events at the Paris Fashion Week.
Ann Atman was riding on the crest of a wave soon after. She was given back-to-back opportunities to play sets in other countries, including party hotspots Dubai, Ibiza, and Tulum.
“I was really thankful for the opportunities that came my way. Hard work really does pay off. You just have to seize the moment and give your best,” shares Ann Atman.
Ann Atman, who now has a whopping 150,000 followers on Instagram, is known for mixing her favorite genres of electronic music: melodic techno, progressive house, and indie dance.
Right after performing at the Miami Music week in 2017, Ann Atman shot to stardom in modeling and DJing. She decided to move to the United States, where she regularly spun at major cities, including Las Vegas and New York City.
Now with a raging pandemic, Ann took the time to find the value in sharing significant events and meeting creative people.
With crowds ready to throw those hands in the air again, Ann Atman says she looks forward to more collaborative work projects and traveling safely as the world opens up.
“Partying as we knew it might not be the same again, but I know that this opens up a huge opportunity to get creative, carve out new spaces, and rethink what’s possible,” says Ann.