Born in Pavlosky Possad, near Moscow in Russia, in 1991, Anna Volodko began training in circus arts at age nine, in her hometown's Piligrim Circus Club, a youth circus—albeit of a much higher skill level than what is generally known as youth circuses in the West. She began performing at age twelve in Youth Circus shows and festivals, winning awards in the process at the festivals of Moscow and Sochi. Meanwhile, Anna studied Social Culture Management at the University of Moscow.
She eventually became a professional circus artist when she was hired by Circus Nikulin, the legendary "Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard", in 2008. There, her rope act, Amazon, was created with the help of circus choreographer Oksana Druzhinina. Anna has performed her rope act all over Russia, for Club Med in Bali and Morocco, and in the United States in the Big Apple Circus production of Dream Big in 2011-2012.
- Video: Anna Volodko, corde lisse, in the Big Apple Circus production of Dream Big (2011)