Born in Russia in 1986, she grew up in Switzerland, in Lugano. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Lugano, she moved to Montreal where she was selected as the only international student for the Film Directing program at INIS (Institut National de l'Image et du Son, one of the most renowned film schools in North America) in 2010. Since 2007 she has directed over 35 self-produced and self-written short-films. Her first steps in the world of cinema were taken trough the Kino movement, whose slogan is "Do with nothing, do better with little, but do it now." In 2011 she was selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011. In 2009 she attended the Film Summer School of the Locarno Film Festival.