Zina Zinchenko was born in Moscow, Russia. She started her dance education with Nikolay Ogruzkov in The Contemporary Dance School in Moscow at the age of 12. She graduated from CODARTS in the Netherlands with a BA degree in 2007. In the Netherlands Zina worked with various choreographers such as Ken Ossola, Anouk van Dijk, Emanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, Poul Northon and more. Between 2006-2009, she danced for the Itzik Galili Dance Company and with Stephen Shropshire for The Noord Nederlands Dans Company between 2009-2011.
In 2011 Zina joined the Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv, Israel and later was invited to join Batsheva Dance Company in 2012-2018, where she trained in Gaga. She started teaching Gaga and Naharin’s repertoire in 2012 and has taught in Moscow, Tel Aviv, Japan, Poland and more. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2015 (Mysoru, India). Since her participation in the film The Tale of Love and Darkness (Natalie Portman, 2015) she acted in several commercials, short and feature films, most recently in Entebbe by Jose Padilha (2018).