I was born in the Leningrad region in 1977. I have been working in tourism for a long time — it used to be my family business. Since 1996 I have been working as a tour leader and then tour guide, conducting tours in Russian. In 1999, I graduated from the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts and got a diploma with distinction in History of World Culture. Art History was my special interest. Since 2002, after finishing my tour guide training, I have been working as a licensed English speaking tour guide. I conduct tours in top places in St. Petersburg: the Hermitage, Russian Museum, Russian Ethnography Museum, Menshikov Palace, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Spilt Blood Church, Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace in Tsar’s Village, Pavlovsk Palace, Gatchina, Oranienbaum and Yusupov’s Palace. Especially for ballet lovers I guide a special tour to theAcademy of Russian Ballet named after Vaganova. My other passions are dance, yoga and traveling. I am an active, knowledgeable and positive person. I adore my city and believe that after visiting it once, you’ll wish to come back again and again to enjoy its special charm and beauty.