After graduating in 1985 from Marina Vasilieva, she joined the Kirov Ballet.
Yulia became a member of the corps de ballet.
Since then, she has performed in over 30 repertoire.
In 1990, received a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition.
Later in 1998, she received the Benois de la Danse prize in Moscow for her amazing interpretation of Mekhmene Banu.