Marina Fliagina was born in Russia, and graduated with distinction from Perm State College of Choreography in Russia. In 1990, she was admitted to the Moscow State Theatre Kremlin Ballet where she worked with the renowned Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova. She has performed roles in all of the famous classical ballets and has toured internationally with the Russian Imperial Ballet, Moscow Classical Ballet, and the Moscow Festival Ballet. Fliagina joined State Street Ballet as a dancer in 1998, and was promoted to Ballet Master for the 2000-01 Season. In addition to her duties as Ballet Master, Ms. Fliagina continues to appear in character roles such as the Nanny in Robert Sund’s Alice in Wonderland, and the Nurse Maid in Rodney Gustafson’sRomeo and Juliet.