Nadja Saidakova was born in Ischäwsk, Russia. She studied at State Ballet Academy in Perm. She danced with the Moscow Classical Ballet before she in 1991 joined the Deutschen Oper am Rhein as a soloist. In 1995 she joined the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (now Staatsballet Berlin) as a principal.
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Princess in Firebird, title role in Raymonda, Princess Aurora and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, Kitri in Don Quixote, the girl in Le Spectre de la rose, title role in Gislle, Nikiya in La Bayadere, Tatiana in Onegin, title role in Manon and title role in Malakhov's Cinderella.