Principal dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre until 2017, Honored Artist of Russia. Born in Moscow. In 1989, on completing her training at the Moscow College of Choreography (Yelena Ryabinkina’s class), she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. She graduated from the ballet master’s faculty of the Institute of Choreography (today college and institute have been amalgamated into the Moscow State Academy of Choreography). When she started at the Bolshoi Theatre, she rehearsed under Nina Timofeyeva. Most of her roles she prepared with Raisa Struchkova. Then her teacher-repetiteur was Ekaterina Maximova and Tatyana Golikova.
In 2005, she took part in the Choreographers of the Bolshoi project (2nd Workshop of New Choreography). Mounting the number "Capriccios" to the music of M. Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, she was also among its dancers. For the 2008 Workshop she presented C. Debussy’s "Etude". For the Israel Ballet she choreographed "Madama Butterfly" (music by G. Puccini). For Tchaikovsky Concert Hall she created "Variations on a Rococo Theme". She staged a piece "Parade" (music by E. Satie) for the project "Faces" at the Bolshoi Theatre.
A lecturer at the Russian Institute of the Theatre Arts, ballet master faculty.