Svetlana was born to Anastasia Novikova in Tulun, Irkutsk a province of Russia. Her mother worked as a book keeper for a local coal mining operation where she met a foreign businessman named Alphonse, during his many visits to the area the two became close and a relationship quickly developed. It was after Alphonse's last official trip that Anna discovered she was pregnant. For a few years Alphonse returned every few months to visit but gradually he came less often and eventually stopped visiting all together.
At age 10 Svetlana began training in both dance and gymnastics from her grandmother until the time of her passing. Svetlana remained with her mother until her passing thirteen years ago, for which her father was present for the first time since she was six. At Anna's request Alphonse brought Svetlana back to the states however instead of letting her stay with him he set up a place for her to live away from him and the family he had started while she was still a child.
Svetlana attended school and a prestigious dance college, having learned much from her grandmother already. She eventually moved to the suburbs and opened her own dance studio where she instructs mostly children.
Father - Alphonse Goodwin(Tiger)
Mother - Anastasia Novikova/Deceased(Otter)
Grandmother - Nadia Novikova/Deceased(Otter)
Star Pupil - Sarah Beoulve
Friend - Nanten Beoulve