Oksana Dezera

Ukraine

My name is Oksana Dezera
I am 49 years old.
I live in Kyiv, work as casting director finding actors for advertisements and movies. I am also a theatre actor and a psychoanalyst.

I used to live a carefree and happy life. I used to be woken up by the rays of light, practice yoga, used to drink freshly squeezed orange juice and take my dog for a walk and then I rushed to my drums lessons.

I was very lucky to meet my drums teacher Victor Gerchev from Sky Sticks. I started playing drums 2 years ago. Each lesson is like little celebration! Victor Gerchev teaches in humorous and happy way making lessons very special indeed.

I was rehearsing for my first drums competition Hit Like a Girl. The video recording of this competition was scheduled for 27 February 2022 however things did not go to plan because Putin decided otherwise.
On 24 February at 5am my phone would not stop ringing. It was my son, who was telling me – mama, mama, wake up! The war has started!

We were so naive, we thought that everything that’s happening in Russia was relevant only for Russians. We did not realise that we share the same planet and if one part of it becomes contaminated this will become immediately relevant for the rest of its population.
If one is happy, it is unlikely that he will suffer from aggression, there won’t be anyone who would want destruction and death of their neighbours.

Drums represent an incredible sublimation of your energy, your aggression and your feelings. When you play drums you are becoming an element, like wind which is rushing, like thunder after which will always come a fruitful rain and a rainbow.

I am very happy that despite everything that’s happening around me I still managed to record my video for the competition even if just before it’s end.
After a month of war and hiding in shelters my desire to live returned.

To live equals play drums!

36 Comments

  1. nikita_poledancer nikita_poledancer on April 14, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    So sunny, energizing, cool!

    • dezera49 on April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      So! It was a leap from darkness to light!

  2. Nataliia on April 22, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Super!!! My vote for you!

    • dezera49 on April 25, 2022 at 8:45 am

      Thank you very much! This is very important to me!

  3. annett11 on April 22, 2022 at 12:29 am

    She so brave and beautiful!πŸ’›πŸ’™

    • dezera49 on April 25, 2022 at 8:50 am

      Drums to get to live all ! Stink to give seely!

  4. Nastasiia Zybailova on April 22, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Cool!

    • dezera49 on April 25, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Nastasiia! Thank you!

  5. Cool_Ic on April 22, 2022 at 3:45 am

    You are the coolest of my female friends! EVER! wish you Luck and Victory!

    • dezera49 on April 25, 2022 at 9:05 am

      Thank You! I accept with gratitude and honor your emotions!

  6. Kate Kalynovska on April 22, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Amazing 😍

    • dezera49 on April 25, 2022 at 7:28 pm

      Kate! You’re cute 😽

  7. Ziminski Ziminski Ziminski Ziminski on April 22, 2022 at 8:24 am

    You Go Girl 😎

  8. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 22, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    “Drums represent an incredible sublimation of your energy, your aggression and your feelings. When you play drums you are becoming an element, like wind which is rushing, like thunder after which will always come a fruitful rain and a rainbow.” – This is beautiful and your playing exemplifies that beautifully. Thank you for your post and video.

    • dezera49 on April 30, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you! This contest inspired me to live! To live = play drums!
      πŸ’›πŸ’™

  9. Каte on April 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Cool girl! πŸ’™ πŸ’›

    • dezera49 on April 30, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      Merci! <3

  10. Bullet on April 22, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Coooooool

  11. , Anastasiia on April 22, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ

  12. Ole on April 23, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Best !!!

  13. Sasha Vosk on April 23, 2022 at 4:36 am

    She is cool!!!

    • dezera49 on May 3, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Together we will win πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ

  14. Daria Volgina on April 23, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Simply the best !

  15. Larysa Kolosovska Larysa Kolosovska on April 23, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Best of luck! You got it girl! πŸ’•

  16. Ya Mareha Ya Mareha on April 24, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Love you

  17. Platon on April 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Drive

  18. raketa casting on April 24, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    wow, you’re so cool

  19. Vladimir Efimov on April 25, 2022 at 3:41 am

    Amazing πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦β€οΈ

  20. Mariia Radchenko on April 25, 2022 at 10:43 am

    You are the best-best-bestπŸ’™πŸ’›

  21. Yevhenii Ivanov on April 25, 2022 at 11:33 am

    I hope one day you will play for me!

  22. Marina Snarskaya on April 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Bravo πŸ€ŸπŸ½πŸ€ŸπŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

  23. Olesya Skofenko on April 28, 2022 at 3:30 am

    You go girl!!

  24. irynabutko on May 3, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Dear Oxy, thank you for the courage to do the impossible things.
    Your power is in your nature, your fire – ignites hearts.
    Thank you!

    Hug you!
    Ira

    • dezera49 on May 3, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      O! Irina!
      Thank you very much for your wonderful words! You are incredibly inspiring and supportive!
      πŸ’•

  25. Ziminski Ziminski Ziminski Ziminski on May 3, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Go go go!!

  26. Olesia McCallum on May 5, 2022 at 10:47 am

    So awesome!!! Go, girl!!

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