Ms. Saveliev was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. As a member of Bolshoi Ballet, she has toured throughout Russia, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Egypt, and Japan. Her repertoire includes most of the ballets from the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Raymonda, and Giselle, as well as works by Yuri Grigorovich, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, and Agnes de Mille.
Since coming to the United States in 1995, Ms. Saveliev has continued her dance career with such companies as the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, The New Jersey Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. In 1999, she was chosen to choreograph for the Princess Grace Awards Ceremony. A respected dance educator, Ms. Saveliev appears as a master teacher and stages classical ballet productions at schools around the country.