Irina is a native Russian speaking actress. She has studied at the State Institute of Cinema (VGIK) in Moscow for four years in the classes of professors Sergei Bondarchuk and Irina Skobtzeva. Afterwards, she completed a 2 year- post graduate course in elocution and voice production also at VGIK.
Throughout 1991 - 1992 Irina was working in Moscow at the theatre Igroki and she toured with them in Canada and the USA. In 1992 she moved to England.
In the past 18 years she had many roles of film, TV, radio, and commercials as well as in theatre. Her extensive voice-over experience in England, Germany and Russia and training makes her uniquely qualified to teach a Russian classical voice production method. Presently, while working as a speech tutor at the Russian International Theatre School in London she makes occasional appearances in the school's stage productions.