Dina Kalinkina was born in Moscow. She started painting at the age of 10 in a fine art studio before improving her skills in Moscow School of Arts and Handicrafts, where she attended metal painting classes (1991-1996). Later Dina entered Moscow State Pedagogical University (1997-2002). She describes her style as decorative. Dina has been engaged in educational work since 2000. She is a full-time member of the «Art of the peoples of the world» international association, the International Arts Fund and the «Iris» art association (rus. «Ирида»).