Theodora is a curator, art historian, critic and freelance journalist. She is Editor of Russian Art & Culture and Director of Russian Art Week in London. She lectures widely on both Russian and modern art across the UK and abroad. Her most recent book is on Russian contemporary art and she has curated a number of exhibitions. Previously she worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Christie's.
She is a frequent and popular commentator on culture, travel and politics in TV, print and radio. Theodora has written for a number of publications including the Telegraph, The Art Newspaper, The Burlington Magazine, NADFAS Review, The Commentator and Total Politics. She is also a columnist for both Huffington Post and Russia Beyond the Headlines.
In 2015 Theodora stood as a Conservative Member of Parliament at the General Election. As a parliamentary candidate she organised the first constituency jobs fair and, through an organisation called Lifestep, she helps young people become employable and mentors a number of graduates.