Anne-Laure was born in France where she was taught by Raymond Franchetti and Christiane Vaussard. She trained at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (graduating with a first Grand Prix of Dance) and at the Paris Opera ballet school.
Aged only 16 she was invited by Rudolf Nureyev to join the Paris Opera Ballet.
While in the company, Anne-Laure danced many soloist roles in ballet such as Don Quichotte, la Sylphide, Giselle, Swan Lake, les Noces, Paquita, Sleeping beauty and Napoli and worked with prestigious choreographers: Rudolf Nureyev (Cinderella and La Bayadère creations), Jerome Robbins, Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, William Forsythe (in the middle, somewhat elevated creation), Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson.
Anne-Laure also performed as a soloist at the Bolchoi theatre with « the young dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet ».
She later qualified as a ballet teacher (French State diploma of classical ballet teacher) and also owns a Music and Dance history diploma and a Music theory diploma.
Anne-Laure has taught in several National Conservatories in France and at the Montgomery city Ballet (USA).
Natalia Shchelokova was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) from age 10. She was taught by some of the best ballet teachers of the Soviet Union including one of Agrippina Vaganova’s disciples, Nabilya Valitova.
After graduating from the Voronezh State Ballet Institute in 1990, Natalia joined Moscow Festival Ballet company. Her first international tour was to the United Kingdom. In 1992 she was invited to join Moscow City Ballet, with Clara in The Nutcracker being her first role. Natalia was quickly adding new solo and leading parts to her repertoire and was promoted to the principal position within just three years.
In 1997 Natalia won the Diploma of Moscow International Ballet Competition.
In the year 2000, Natalia attained first degree with honours from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and qualified as Ballet Master/Choreographer in methodology of teaching ballet.
Later, that same year, she joined Stanislavsky ballet as leading soloist, performing principal roles.
In 2012 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with PDTD and has RAD RTS status.