Oksana was born in the Soviet Union. She joined an internationally well-known gymnastics club when she was six years old. At the age of 17, Oksana was accepted to Vladimir University but she decided to challenge her destiny and join the Moscow State Circus instead. She traveled with the circus perform-ing a ﬂying trapeze act until Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus approached her with a contract in 1997. Oksana performed for the next six years traveling all over North America. In 2001 she moved to sunny Arizona. Her love for gymnastics helped to determine the direction of her career. After moving to Arizona, Oksana worked as a coach, personal trainer, and physical therapy tech before getting certiﬁed in Pilates. In 2010 she graduated from ASU with pre-med and bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Oksana originally taught Pilates at Camelback Village for many years but took a break after the birth of her second child. In 2018, she joined the Lolita San Miguel’s program to become a second generation Pilates instructor. Oksana travels and continues to learn from internationally recognized Pilates educators.