Miss Anya began her ballet studies at the Perm Ballet Academy in the former Soviet Union and later studied at the Frundze Ballet Academy. Upon graduation from Frundze, she performed with Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theater as a principal dancer. After accepting an invitation to become a principal dancer with the Donetsk Ballet, Miss Anya toured the eastern United States. From 1994 to 1999, she was a principal dancer with the Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware, and in 1998 she was a finalist in the International Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Mississippi. Miss Anya is a featured guest artist and ballet mistress with ballet companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and performed roles in many of the great classical ballets including Swan Lake, Giselle, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Chopiniana, Raymonda and the Nutcracker. Her repetoire includes all the classical ballet roles and many contemporary works by choreographers including Daniel Baundendistel, Leslie Brown, Robert La Fosse, Scott Jovovich and Matthew Neenan. In October 2008 she represented the USA at the First Posviachenie International Convention in St. Petersburgh, Russia. She has honored us with her dancing in our production of The Nutcracker Ballet for the past 14 years, and is married with a little girl; Maria. and a son; Ivan.