Honoured artist of Russia, coach-repetiteur, ballet master of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Irina graduated from Moscow Ballet School and was accepted to the Bolshoi ballet company. In 1988 she left the stage. Irina’s daughter Tatyana Lazareva now continues the dynasty as a soloist in the Bolshoi ballet company.

In 1984 Irina graduated from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts named after V. Lunacharsky (now Russian Institute of theatre arts (GITIS)) majoring as both ballet director and ballet master. She is a member of the International Choreography Union. In 1991-1995 she was a Mime Ensemble coach-repetiteur at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 1995 she has been the ballet master – repetiteur of this ballet company.

Irina has staged two ballets for Moscow State Ballet Theatre, Thumbelina (2017) to music by Tchaikovsky, and Spartacus (2018) to the music by Khachaturian.