Career Highlights: Fell to third at European championships after winning '09 ice dance title with Sergei Novitski. ... Finished sixth at 2009
world championships. ... Have won dance title at last two Russian championships. ... Began skating with Novitski in 2001.
... Finished 12th at 2006 Olympics. ... Skated in a children's ballet in Moscow until she was 13. Wanted to be a pairs skater,
but a coach steered her toward ice dancing instead.