Born in Moscow, Russia, Ms. Zinovieva moved to the United States at a young age. She began her classical ballet training at the Boston Ballet School, where she studied for eight years while also competing as a rhythmic gymnast. Her education was completed at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the artistic direction of Ethan Stiefel. She spent a year coaching with Sara Knight in New York City before coming to Festival Ballet Providence as a trainee. She supplemented her ballet education with summer programs at the Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet, and the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monaco. Throughout her professional career, she has also appeared with the Kansas City Dance Festival, Tony Williams Ballet, and Staten Island Ballet. Her repertoire includes the title role in The Firebird, principal in Etudes, the Fairy of Generosity in Sleeping Beauty, Act 1 pas de trois and Big Swans in Swan Lake, Balanchine's Agon, Apollo and Glinka Pas de Trois, and contemporary works by Viktor Plotnikov, Ilya Kozadaev, Dominic Walsh, Joseph Morrissey, and others. This is Ms Zinovieva's 5th season with FBP.