Ludmila Morkovina was born in Leningrad in 1935. Morkovina graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1953 and became a member of the Maly Theater of Opera and Ballet. In that same year, she was named laureate of the International Youth Festival of Students in Bucharest. During her twenty years of performing, Madame Morkovina danced numerous leading and soloist boles from classical and modern ballets, including "SwanLake", "Firebird", "Paquita", and "Le Corsaire". She has taught at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, the Ballet Nacional de Panama, and the Ballet Sopianae in Pecs, Hungary. From 1970 to 1980, she coached and rehearsed company members of the Maly Theater. During 1989 and 1990, Morkovina taught at the Conservatory of Istanbul, Turkey. Ludmila Morkovina joined the faculty at the Academy in 1990.