Irina Shumeikina trained at the Choreographic School
of the Theater of
Opera and Ballet in Kazan, Russia.
After graduating, she danced as a
in the Theater of Dance in Kazan.
In 1977 she graduated
from the Saint Petersburg
State Institute of Culture.
she became a Ballet Mistress/Choreographer
and lead instructor at the
Theater of Dance in Donesk, Ukraine.
Upon moving to the United States
in 1996, she became Ballet Mistress at the International Ballet Theater
of the Performing Arts.