Graduated from the ER Art school, Zoia specialized in animation at the Movie Institute in Moscow. In 1999, she made her first film Trifle which was selected for many festivals all over the world. She attended the Animation Film Directors School. She began working at Folimage in 1992 while participating at the 2th European Young Directors Marathon. In 1999, she was selected for the Artiste en Résidence programme, where she created Pipsqueak Prince.