Alexandra Borisovna Mantsevoda was born 1989 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She started writing poetry at a young age and had her first poem published at 16 in the “Nevsky Almanac”. She then enrolled at the Academy Polar State Institute and majors in French Philology and Literature with Paul Verlaine’s poetry as her major. Her first book, The Flight To The Dream was published during her second year of study. She continued her Post-graduation studies at The Gerthsen State University in the Foreign Literature Department. Her thesis explored translation problems and the metaphor devices in Charles Baudelaire’s works. Some of her papers have been published on the Russian Writer’s House website .
After graduation she’s worked as a Secondary School teacher for 10 years teaching French and English languages and guiding children running the school’s newspaper at the Art’s & Esthetician’s Lyceum.
She has a passion for tango and juggles dancing lessons and tango seminars.