Nadezhda Ivanova graduated from the Higher School of Music of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in 2003. While still a student she was a prize-winner at All-Russian and international competitions and was a grant-recipient of the New Names and the Russian Renaissance foundations.
In 2003 she entered the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (class of Vladimir Tonkha). In 2012 she completed a postgraduate study at the academy.
Since 2009 she has been a performer with the Moscow Cello Quartet of the Moscow State Sudakov Cappella.
Since 2014 she has taught at the Moscow Gnessin Middle Special School of Music and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music.