Gulnara Salimova is a graduate of both musical college and the University of Physical Culture in Tashkent, Russia. She had a 10-year career as a musical director, manager and coach of the Russian Olympic gymnastics team. Her musical compositions were used in the European Championships and Olympic Games.
During 1996-2000, she was a rehearsal pianist for the Atlanta Ballet Company. In June 1998 and 2006, she was invited to play for the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.
Since 2000, Ms. Salimova has played for many institutions in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, including EVSPA Ballet School, Old Dominion University, the Governorís School for the Performing Arts in Norfolk and Norfolk Academy.