A native of Moscow, Russia, Ms. Rotnitskaya is a graduate of the Moscow State Pedagogical University and the College of Moscow Conservatory. She was employed at the Moscow Music School and Moscow Ballet School where her duties included music and piano lessons, as well as, accompanying ballet, choir, wind and string instruments. In public schools Ms. Rotnitskaya taught music theory and history, piano and voice, and conducted student choirs. She has performed as a piano-soloist, and as a member of the Voice Quartet. Ms. Rotnitskaya’s competition experience ranges from solo piano and choir conductor to accompanist. She has given numerous master classes, and has organized theatre, music and dance performances. Her generosity and dedication to the Arts was recognized by her nomination and award as “Best Teacher.” Since 1998, Ms. Rotnitskaya has lived and worked in the USA as an accompanist for the University of Maryland Baltimore County Camerata and Concert Choir, the American Dance Institute, Towson University, Goucher College, and the Baltimore School for the Arts. Also she has worked as an accompanist for Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, Upper Falls Dance Academy (Royal Academy of Dance program), and Harrisburg Festival of Dance. In 2005, Ms. Rotnitskaya made a recording of music by Debussy for a Hollywood movie Step Up . Since 2006 she has been working as an accompanist at Hazamir Choir (JCC), as a Music Director and organist/pianist at Deer Park United Methodist Church, and as a private teacher and coach for piano and voice lessons.