Svetlana was born in Kazakhstan (former republic of USSR) and began her professional dance training at the age of 10 with the Russian State Academy for the Classical Ballet in Voronezh, Russia, Choreographic Academy of Vaganova Program. At 18 she began her solo career with the Russian State Academy Theatre for the Opera and Ballet in Donetsk, Ukraine.
During the next twelve years she danced nearly every role from the classical and character repertoire, including Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Bolero, Carmen, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Paquita, Shopeniana, Walpurgis Nights, Francesca da Rimini, Peer Gynt. From 1989 to 1992, she toured the U.S. with the Donetsk Ballet and the Russian Ballet. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Krylova worked as the Classical Ballet and Character Dance Mistress with David Blight School of Dance, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She and her students won several Interstate Dance Competitions.
In 1997 Svetlana Krylova joined the Ballet Austin Academy as the Character Dance teacher. In 1999 Svetlana started working as the classical ballet teacher with The Dance Studio and Dance Spectrum Company, where she has helped in staging “Coppelia” and “The Nutcracker” as well as new original choreography. Starting in 2003 she worked as a guest teacher for Character Classes at American Ballet Theatre Austin Summer Intensive in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin. In 2005 Svetlana Krylova joined Shirley McPhail School of Dance as a classical ballet teacher.