Born in Moscow, Russia in 1979 Leila has from a very young age been strongly influenced by art. She started her art education in Russia and in1996 immigrated with her family to New Zealand where she continued to study and practice art. Leila won a number of art awards and has exhibited in a large number of personal and group shows in New Zealand, USA, Italy, Spain and Australia. Her works feature in many private collections in New Zealand, Australia, England, Italy, South Korea, Russia and Dubai. She has established and run Art Schools since 2004.