Alla Savchenko was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Bol’shoi Theatre Ballet School and then worked as a principal dancer at this Theatre. Alla immigrated to Canada in 1981 and joined The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company where she worked as a teacher and choreographer.
She retired from the Company in 1996 after suffering from a severe stroke. She lives in Winnipeg. Alla is the author of many verses and poems in English