Born and trained in Russia, Katya graduated with honors from the Kazan Choreographic School of Ballet. In her final year, she was selected to dance the lead in a new ballet, The Snow Queen, by Honored Artist of Russia Aleksandr Polubentsev. She went on to join the Staislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow State Theater, where she quickly rose to the rank of soloist, appearing in Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Cinderella and Swan Lake. She joined NJ Ballet in 2009.
photo by Junio Teixeira