In 1983 Natalia Raldugina graduated from the Vaganova Leningrad Choreographic College (class of Tatiana Aleksandrovna Udalenkova, Honored Art Worker of Russia) and joined the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre where she worked as a ballet dancer for 24 seasons.
In 2005 she graduated as a coach-repetiteur from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.
Since 2007 Natalia Raldugina has served as a teacher at the Tachkin Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Since 2010 to the present time she has been a guest coach-repetiteur at the Manila Ballet in Philippines.
Natalia Raldugina has assisted to Sergey Vikulov and Tatiana Udalenkova in the renewal of the ballets Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, and Giselle. In 2013 she acted as an assistant to the ballet mistress Gabriela Komleva in staging Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Rostov State Music Theatre. As an assistant to the ballet mistress Yuliana Malkhasyants, she took part in staging Ludwig Minkus’ La Bayadère at the Rostov State Music Theatre in 2018 and at the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2021.
From 2013 to 2021 Natalia Raldugina served as a ballet repetiteur at the Rostov State Music Theatre.
Since 2022 she has worked as a leading coach-repetiteur at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.