Olga Chenchikova was born in Elektrostal near Moscow in 1956. She studied in Perm (pupil of L. Sakharova) and danced with the Perm Theatre Ballet from 1974-77. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 1977. She danced all the classical roles. After an injury she retired in 1996 and is now teaching at the Mariinsky with pupils like Diana Vishneva, Maya Dumchenko and Sofia Gumerova.
Silver Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition 1973.
People's Artist of the USSR 1983