Born in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, Svetlana Zakharova began dancing at the age of six. A mere four years later, she was admitted to the Kiev Choreographic College.
She is highly regarded for her technical expertise and talent and is considered one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation. She will appear with group of top dancers, all of them soloists from leading ballet companies, in a selection of some of the most beautiful pieces in the ballet repertoire. They will be joined by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Klinichev, also of the Bolshoi Theatre.