Maria Alexandrova was born in and attended the . She won a gold medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 1997 and shortly thereafter joined the Bolshoi Ballet, quickly making her debut as Myrtha in . In June 2000 she played a double role in as street dancer for the first act and as soloist in third. By 2004 she had become a principal dancer, and since then she has performed in such ballets as and played the title character in 's Leah and Carmen in . In 2005 and 2007 she performed numerous roles and made her debuts as Odette-Odile in , Medora in and the Pupil in .
It’s no secret to those in the know that Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov, boyfriend and possible husband “Masha” and “Vlad” – as they at times affectionately refer to each other - are two lovebirds whose deep connection is visible both onstage and off. They are as often referred as the "power couple."