Born in Saint Petersburg, Kristina Larina graduated from the Performing Arts Management Department (Drama and Performance course) of the London South Bank University in Great Britain and completed her postgraduate studies under musical theatre workshop of Professor Dmitry Bertman at the Musical Theatre Department (Musical Theatre Director and Musical Theatre Actor courses) of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
In 2007 she made her debut as a Stage Director of Kashchey the Immortal opera at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. From 2009 to 2012 she staged such operas as Aleko, Kashchey the Immortal, I pagliacci and Iolanta at the Stars of the White Nights Music Festival in the Vyborg Castle (Open-air opera). At the Mariinsky Theatre she became a Director and Set Designer of War and Peace opera, scenes from Dubrovsky and Judith operas, a Director of scenes from the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, stage performances and concerts programs.
In 2010 Kristina Larina served as an Assistant Director to Dmitri Tcherniakov, a Stage Director of Wozzeck opera performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
As an Assistant Director, she took part in directing of the gala concert staged at the Bolshoi Theatre to celebrate the opening of its Historic Stage in 2011, the gala concert staged at the New Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre to celebrate its opening in 2013 and the 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Sochi in 2014.
From 2007 Kristina Larina has served as an Assistant Director at the Mariinsky Theatre. Other past positions of Kristina Larina include Assistant Director to such Directors as Graham Vick, David Pountney, Alain Maratrat, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Claudia Solti, Arnaud Bernard, Yannis Kokkos, Vasily Barkhatov, Alexei Stepanyuk, Anna Matison, and others.