Project Description


Svetlana Shikina is originally from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. When she was a child, she moved to Perm in pursuit of her dance studies there. In 1985, she graduated from the Perm Academy of Ballet, one of the best schools in the former USSR. Later, she became part of the ballet troupe of the Chelyanbinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she discovered her fascination for teaching and soon in 1993 she combined her two passions, ballet and teaching, when she joined GRAND BALLET RUSSE. Here, she became the dancers’ teacher, which she has been since then. She has also sporadically been an instructor in many schools in Japan.