Lives and works in St Petersburg. She has staged and designed the costumes for over one hundred productions in music and drama theatres in Russia, the USA, Norway, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia and Finland. They include Rimsky-Korsakovґs The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia, Tchaikovskyґs The Queen of Spades (the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg), Glinkaґs Ruslan and Lyudmila (the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow), Gogolґs The Government Inspector (the National Theatre, Oslo), Shakespeareґs A Midsummer Nightґs Dream (Russian Drama Theatre, Tallinn), Shakespeareґs As You Like It (Baltic House, St Petersburg), Shakespeareґs The Merry Wives of Windsor and Goldoniґs The Flatterer (Comedy theatre, St Petersburg). Her numerous awards include a diploma from the Prague Quadrennial – 1995 international exhibition of stage design and theatre architecture, a Golden Sofit, St Petersburgґs highest theatre award, for the costumes in Moliиreґs Don Juan (Komissarzhevskaya Theatre) and Pushkinґs Little Tragedies (Alexandrinsky Theatre) and the silver medal of the Russian Academy of Arts for her costume sketches for The Brothers Karamazov (Mayakovsky Theatre, Moscow). Theatre sketches by Irina Cherednikova are kept in the collections of the St Petersburg Theatre Museum and Theatre Library, the Museum of Musical Theatre (Moscow), the Museum of Childrenґs Theatres and private collections in Russia, Bulgaria, Norway and the USA.