Valeriia was born in October 1988 in St Petersburg. She began figure skating at eight years old. She attained a Master of Sport Degree when she was just thirteen years old and competed Internationally for Russia. She was a member of the Russian National Team for seven years, competing in the Russian National Championships and is three-time Cup of Nice champion. Valeriia retired from competing in 2009 and pursued her professional career, performing in ‘Holiday on Ice’ shows ‘Nutcracker’ and ‘The Snow Queen’. In 2013 she joined the Russian Ice Stars, skating in ‘Celebrities on Ice’ and later in the year, with Olympic Champion Elena Berezhnaya.