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In the year 2011, at age 18, Anna went to her first NYC night club and was employed as a go-go dancer. At that club, she met New York City’s number one DJ, Jess Marquis. While dancing, she had become Jess’ assistant for NYC’s longest running weekly party, ‘Trash’. This infamous, cooky and sexy Club-Kid event was held every Friday night in The Studio of Webster Hall. As Jess’ assistant, she learned the mechanics of booking events, and spent countless hours looking over his shoulder to learn his way of DJing.
After only four months of practice under Jess and spinning some local shows, Jess gave Anna her first shot as a DJ at Webster Hall in December of 2012. It was a huge success, and in May of 2013, she was ordained as a Resident DJ of the ‘Trash’ party. In the following months, Anna would go on to release many mashups and original tracks, and started to organize many of her own events in the Big Apple.
In addition to Webster Hall, Anna has played various venues such as Pacha, Highline Ballroom, Melrose Ballroom, The Attic Bar & Lounge, and The Grace Hotel. She also played a private New Years Eve event located in the heart of Times Square, and The Electric Camplight Festival. Anna was involved with the Zombie Rave, and maintained a monthly residency for the ‘SFX Party’ that she coordinated with one of her partners in crime., Demetra Songs. Anna has shared the bill with various DJ’s such as Monikkr, R!3ZA, Gosteffects, Fat & EZ, Alex English, and has closed for Otto Knows in the Grand Ballroom of Webster Hall. Her first colossal house track “Reborn” can be found on Soundcloud. She is currently involved with Theo from Designer Drugs, and is one of the resident DJs for QUIETEVENTS. Anna (Annakickarse) is now a nightlife sensation, an extremely talented DJ, actress, dancer, event coordinator & so much more… She’s not the girl everyone picks on anymore.