Polina Semionova was born in Moscow. She studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. She graduated in 2002 and joined the Berlin Staatsoper Ballet as a principal when she was only 18 years old. She showed her outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards. Prize-winner at international ballet competitions, included Vaganovaprix (St. Petersburg, 2002) and International Ballet Competition (Moscow, 2001). Polina has guested at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Stuttgart Ballet, Tokyo Ballet in Japan, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, English National Ballet in London, the Zurich Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and La Scala in Milan in addition to appearances at international galas.