Makarova is the 2010 Russian champion and a 2010 Olympian.
Competed for the United States in the 2006-07 season, placing seventh as a novice at the U.S. Championships ... Began skating at 7 after seeing her parents do skating tricks ... Parents Larissa Selezneva and Oleg Makarov were pairs bronze medalists at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games for the Soviet Union; they also placed fourth at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and raked in six national championships, two world junior championships, two European championships and many world medals ... Has won numerous academic awards, including a physical education award, foreign language award, the best student award and two student of the month awards ... Switched coaches following the 2011 Russian championships, moving back to St. Petersburg to train.
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "Maria and the Violin's String" by Ashram
FS Music: Music by Megapolis
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Maria and the Violin's String" by Ashram
FS Music: "20th Century Fox Fanfare" by John Williams, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" by Jule Styne and "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Flamenco" by Didulia
FS Music: Music from Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
2010 Season NotesSP Music: Music from Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess
FS Music: Music from The 13th Warrior by Jerry Goldsmith
2009 Season NotesSP Music: Music from "Cirque du Soleil"
FS Music: Music from the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtrack
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg
FS Music: "Don Quixote" by Leon Minkus
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla
FS Music: Music from the Chicago soundtrack