Olga Sharikova premieres on Moscow Ballet’s 2019 Gift of Christmas Tour in the role of Masha in performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Sharikova graduated from the Kharkov Choreographic School in 2004 and studied at the Kharkov College of Arts from 2004 to 2008. And from 2008 to 2012 she performed with the company of the Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. For four years she was a Soloist with the Russian National Ballet in Moscow. As of 2017 she continued her education at Kharkov State Academy of Culture receiving her Master's in Choreography in 2019. She danced with the Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater for several years. Her extensive repertory spans the gamut of classical ballets including: Svanilda in Coppelia, Bacchante in Walpurgis Night, Kitri’s friend, Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Diamond Fairies in Sleeping Beauty, Ingrid in Per Gunt, Trio ofShadows in La Bayadere and a Fairy in Cinderella.