Anastasija Harrowna Bräuniger was born in Berlin and grew up in Moscow, Great Britain, and Germany. She studied acting at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. In 2014 she received the Proskenion Nachwuchsförderpreis für Darstellende Künste, a biennial young actors/actresses award. After graduating with a Diploma of Excellence she became a company member of Stadttheater Heilbronn and played among other roles: Antigone in Sophokles "Antigone", Princess Eboli in "Don Carlos" by Schiller and Virginia in Brecht's "Life of Galilei". In Heilbronn, she initiated and organized various projects including the exhibition "a vast country" with her paintings, drawings, and photographs. The walk-in installation "FLUCHTPUNKT BERLINER PLATZ" on Heilbronn's theatre square dealt with the German asylum policy.
In 2016, she directed the short film "CHAMPIONS" in Iraq, which was invited and awarded at various film festivals, including the Human Rights Film Festival San Sebastian. After leaving the theatre structures in 2016, she founded FLUGWERK e.V. in Berlin, a rehearsal stage for process-oriented work in the field of theatre, performance, and dance. In the same year, she started her directing studies at the renowned Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin.
Out of her passion for communication, conflict management and working with different groups in artistic and educational contexts, she began an in-service mediation training at Mediationsbüro Mitte.
The short film "INTERVIEW" was created in cooperation with the NGO SWISS4SYRIA in South Lebanon. Anastasija worked for the NGO in 2018 and 2019 when she initiated a Film and Theatre Summer Camp for the students of the community centre.
Her latest theatre work as a director "Landschaft im Sturz" will premier December 2019 at HfS Ernst Busch Berlin.