Marina Kondratieva was born in Leningrad in 1934. She graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet School in 1952. Elegant, lyrical and technically impeccable dancer. Her feeling for romantic style was perfect for Giselle. She was coached by Marina Semyonova.
Repertoire includes: Giselle (Giselle), Cinderella (Cinderella), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Muse (Paganini), Katerina and the Mistress of the Copper Mountain (The Stone Flower), Phrygia (Spartacus), Girl (Spectre de la Rose), Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina).