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Lana Panfilow

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Dancer. - everything from ballet to ...
  • Graduated (aka: survivor) Ballet Aca...
  • From Christchurch, New Zealand. Love that place!
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travelling Europe performing in dance companies. Am taking the road less travelled, and leaving an awesome trail behind me!

ABOUT ME

Hey, my name is Lana. I'm blonde, and yeah, I'm known for having 'blonde moments'quite often! Am an open minded person, love to try new things and experience everything that life has to offer. I've fully got the travel bug at the mo - I want to go everywhere! Love travelling, love a challenge, and most importantly, I love to have a good laugh!

Saying I love to dance will be a bit of an understatement. When ever I hear music, I cant help but move! I love to party, and dont get the wrong idea about me being a ballet dancer - I aint no precious ballerina doll! I love to eat, drink, and have fun!

Favourite quotes would be - "cheerleaders are like dancers who have gone retarded" - ok im joking... "a ship is safest when its in the harbour, but thats not what it was built for!" "how can you soar like an eagle when your sourrounded by turkeys?" "dont be a walking apology!" "its easy to love something you believe is perfect. the challenge is to go on loving it even when you realise its not."

I love camping, road trips and anything to do with the outdoors. nothing beats crusing along the road in the middle of nowhere singing your heart out to the steering wheel and having a good laugh with your mates!

PHILOSOPHY

I believe everybody has the right to be respected and heard. We are all given the power of choice, and we must live to be able to learn.

Experience is what you get when you dont get what you want.

Failure is only how high you bounce when you hit the bottom!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing/hosting and recently organised my first event - Hide and Seek in Utrecht IKEA. It was epic!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Love couchsurfing! Started in 2008, heard about it through a friend. Now using it every chance I can. Met amazing people and had crazy but fun experiences in Madrid, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerpen, Prague, New York, Berlin, Schwerin, Hamburg, Dessau, Bremerhaven and even Spijkenesse! Its fully the way to travel and I highly recommend it to other open minded travelers!

Interests

Apart from travelling and dancing, I've randomly taken a liking to writing. over anything and everything. life ambitions, inspirational words, day to day happenings and ponderings, and even the off joking poem. Helps kill the time when taking regular long train trips, and u'll be suprised at what can actually come out of your thoughts and on to paper!

Music, Movies & Books

Love reading biographies. and its way to hard to list fav music, love it all! love comedy movies, and yeah i guess the tear jerkers are pretty good too. cant handle horrors, unless theres a good stash of candy to keep me distracted!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I travelled to Kurashiki, Japan when i was 16 to dance the lead role in a big sister city festival of the arts. was an amazing experience, one that ill treasure for a long time i think! i have also danced onstage infront of 120,000 people at an outdoor concert in Christchurch. theres something about being on stage thats addictive, cant explain it, but all the hard work and crazy stuff you go through in rehearsals before the show is paid back 100 fold when you get under the lights and infront of an audience, no matter how big or small! Even if its dancing for the elderly people in a home, its still pretty cool how you can touch other peoples hearts without speaking anywords.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you my version of the New Zealand Maori Haka. For real.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand

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