Anya Dribas was born in the Far East of Russia and was raised in the port city of Vladivostok. Her love for languages started in middle school and led her to move to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to attend the Russian State Pedagogical University. While there, she had an opportunity to come to the United States to practice her language skills. Living in the United States gave Anya chances she could not get in her home country; this led her to enroll in Luzerne County Community College to study Graphic Design. In 2012 Anya interned at the ÀNI Art Academies Waichulis and has since been with the organization in various capacities. In 2017, two years after working as the administrator for ÀNI Thailand, Anya became the general manager overseeing all operations for all ÀNI Art Academies.