Kseniya Simonova (Ксенія Сімонова) is a sand animator from Ukraine.
She started drawing with sand after her business collapsed due to the 2008 financial crisis, and had less than one year experience when she entered Ukraine's Got Talent.
She became the 2009 winner of that show, making a sand animation that portrayed life during the USSR's Great Patriotic War against the Third Reich in World War II.
Simonova won 1,000,000 Ukrainian Hryvnia (approx. USD125,000) for her first place in the show. A YouTube video of the performance has received more than 15 million hits.
Official website of Kseniya Simonova http://simonova.tv/en/ and Kseniya's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/xensand/videos
Don't be late
Ukraine's Got Talent
Kseniya Simonova presents
Sandstory for King of Thailand by Kseniya Simonova
Northern fantasy by Kseniya Simonova
See you in Ukraine. EURO 2012
Kseniya Simonova YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 Grand Finale
Show Love in Sand Art
Devoted to earthquake in Haiti
Kseniya Simonovа at Bahrain Boatshow International
Magic lady brings sand to life Art of future
In Monaco, Monte Carlo, Amber Amber chess tournament