Anna Samostrelova was born in Vsevolzhsk (Lenengrad Oblast). She finished the Ledyah School of Classical Ballet (Class of Larisa Ledyah) in Moscow. In 2003–2007 she worked at the St Petersburg State Conservatory and in 2007–2008 – at the Yakobson St Petersburg State Academic Theatre. In October 2009, Anna joined the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, where in 2010 she became a first soloist and in 2011 – a leading dancer. Her tutors included the People’s Artist of RSFSR Lubov Kunakova and the Honoured Artist of Russia Maya Dumchenko. With Konstantin Tachkin’s theatre she toured Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Finland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and Taiwan.
In 2009, she took part in the XI International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
Since February 2017, Anna Samostrelova has been working as a soloist of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Since August 2017 she has been a ballerina of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Odette-Odile, Pas de trois, Big Swans (Swan Lake) – Choreography by L. Ivanov and M. Petipa;
Masha (The Nutcracker) – Choreography by V. Vainonen; E.Kuzmina;
Fairy (The Nutcracker) – Choreography by N. Dolgushin;
Cinderella (Cinderella) – Choreography by N. Dolgushin;
Princess Aurora, Princess Florine, the Diamond Fairy, The Lilac Fairy, the Generous Fairy (Sleeping Beauty) – Choreography by M. Petipa;
Princess Aurora, The Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty, Pyotr Tchaikovsky) — Choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Konstantin Sergeev, Eldar Aliev;
Juliette (Romeo and Juliette) – Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky;
Giselle, Classical duet, the Willis (Giselle) – Choreography by J. Coralli, J. Perrot and M. Petipa;
Kitri, Amour, the Street Dancer, the Flower Girl, Act 3 Variation (Don Quixote) – Choreography by A. Gorsky based on M. Petipa’s performance;
Nikia, Gamzatti, the Shadow Trio, Gumpe, Grand pas (La Bayadere) – Choreography by M. Petipa, V. Ponomarev and V, Chabukiani’ version;
Prelude (Chopiniana) – Choreography by M. Fokin;
Grand pas from the ballet Paquita – Choreography by M. Petipa;
Bacchante (Walpurgis Night) – Choreography by N. Dolgushin;
Carmen Suite – Choreography by N. Dolgushin;
Carmen (Carmen Suite Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin) — Choreography by Alberto Alonso
The Polovtsian Dances – Choreography by N. Dolgushin;
Dance Symphony – Choreography by F. Lopukhov;
Yesenin – Choreography by Y. Petukhov;
Bolero – Choreography by Y. Petukhov;
Choreographic Miniatures by L. Yakobson: Female Variations, The Snow Maiden, the Village Don Juan