Ms Kondratyeva was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and studied dance at the Kyiv State Choreographic School. She has completed her master’s degree in the theory and critique of choreography and holds an honours teaching degree as a ballet master in choreography and directing.
Ms Kondratyeva’s performing career with the Kyiv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth gave her the opportunity to perform in such ballets as Giselle, Romeo & Juliette and Swan Lake. She has toured to Germany, the U.S. and throughout Canada as a performer.
Ms Kondratyeva is working in the Professional Division with Level 5 students teaching ballet technique, repertoire and pointe work and with Level 3 students teaching ballet technique.