Gaidai, Zoia was born on July 2, 1902 in Tambov. Daughter of the folklorist Mikhail Petrovich Gaidai.
Pupil of E. Murav’eva.
Soloist with the Opera and Ballet Theatre, Kiev, 1928-1955 (except for 1933-1934, which she spent in Khar’kov.) 1 st prize at the All-Union Competition for Musicians, 1933. Taught at the Kiev Conservatory.