After graduation from Vaganova Ballet Academy, she joined at the same year the Mariinskiy Ballet, where she was fortunate enough to dance classical, contemporary, and neoclassical repertoire and performed on a tour with a Mariinskiy Ballet all around the World - Japan, Chine, Europe, America, OAE,...
At the age of 22, Irina made her first choreographic production on the beautiful stage of Mariinskiy Ballet during the Workshop of Young Choreographers.
After that, she obtained her Master's Degree as a Choreographer at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and got a Silver Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Riga, Latvia.
During her performing and creating career, she also combined her artist skills with actress experience by participating in the movies.
Her love for the art of ballet knows no limits and therefore, she always finds new opportunities to enrich her artistic experience, expand the facets of the performing arts, and perform new choreography.
As a choreographer, her ballet productions are always based on classical dance.
2002 - 2011 - studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy (professor L.V. Kovaleva, M.A.Vasilieva)
2011 - 2018 - worked at the Mariinsky Theatre
2012 - starred in the film "F5", (directed by T. Zhalnin) participated in the Cannes Film Festivals'14
2013 - first ballet production "Lost Cinema" (Detroit Opera House, America, music by Nils Frahm) at the age of 22
2014 - Mariinsky Choreographic Workshop; production "The Mind's Game" (music by Max Richter)
2014 - Performing at the Official Closing Ceremony of Olympics Games
2014 - 2016 - Master's degree as a Choreographer (Course of Boyarchikov N.N., Vaganova Ballet Academy)
2015 - Silver Medal at the International competition in Riga, Latvia for the duet "At the Wings of the Angel" (Music Bach)
2016 - One-act ballet "Symphony 8" (F. Mendelsohn)
2016 - One-act ballet "Difference doesn't matter" (Detroit Opera House, music S. Rachmaninov)
2016 - starred in the movie "After you" (directed by A. Matisson) filmed at the Mariinskiy Theatre
2017 - Wayne McGregor Workshop
2018 - ballet production "Opuso ", (music by Mozart)
2019 - 2020 - Leading Soloist at the Atlantic Ballet of Canada
2021 - Top 15 Dancers by IBCDC "Domenico Mudigno"
Latest dance video production in collaboration with
composer Jackson Mullane
Upcoming masterclasses and shows
Artistry and Performance.
A Summer Intensive in Ballet with Irina Lerman
Winchester Street Theatre
Step X Integrative Arts
York University, Toronto
Niagara Ballet Summer Intensive with Irina Lerman
St. Catherine, ON
Smithville Dance Academy,
Summer Intensive Workshops
Element Dance Art Summer Programm
ProArteDanza Summer Intensive