• Recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize in the category “Master” (2018)
• Prize-winner at the Varna International Ballet Competition (1983)
Born in Leningrad.
After graduating from the Leningrad Vaganova School of Dance in 1981 (classes of Natalia Dudinskaya and Irina Trofimova) she joined the Leningrad Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre (the Mariinsky Theatre since 1992). She was the first performer of the roles of Lise (La Fille mal gardée; choreography by Oleg Vinogradov) and Kubyshka (Cinderella; choreography by Alexei Ratmansky). Has performed lead roles in the ballets Don Quixote (Kitri, Amour), Cinderella (Cinderella, Krivlyaka; choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev), Giselle (Giselle, Classical Duet), The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora), La Sylphide (Sylph), Le Corsaire (Gulnare), Raymonda (Variation), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Shurale (Syuimbike) among others.
Since 2013 she has been a coach at the Mariinsky Theatre, rehearsing roles with Daria Ionova, Anastasia Nuikina,Yekaterina Ivannikova, Anastasia Petushkova.