She is a principal dancer with Ballett Zürich performing at Zürich Opera House. At the age of 12, Kapitonova was accepted in to the Kazan Ballet School. There in the Dzhalilja Opera House in 2005, she danced solo roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Louisiana Bayadère, Coppélia and The Nutcracker.
Kapitonova also invited to train in Moscow"s Bolshoi Ballet as part of a training program
In season 2008/09, Kapitonova moved to the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre in Moscow, before accepting an offer from Heinz Spoerli to dance in Ballett Zürich as a principal dancer. Kapitonova was a guest dancer in Zagreb Operhouse for two weeks in the lead role of Swan Lake
Under the Swiss choreographer and artistic director Heinz Spoerli, Kapitonova danced modern style choreographies and leading roles of classical ballets, culminating in Spoerli"s Odile/Odette in his version of Swan Lake.
In 2012 Kapitonova danced at Spoerli"s Farewell Gala that toured Switzerland. Kapitonova has worked with the following choreographers: Alexei Ratmansky, Derek Deane, Patrice Baronet, Nacho Duato, Douglas Lee, Wayne McGregor, Edward Clug, Hans Van Manen, Marius Petipa, Yury Grigorovich, George Balanchine.
Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Paul Lightfoot and Jiri Kylian
In 2014 Ballett Zürich director Christian Spuck created a new full-length ballet of Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina" for Kapitonova.
Which was awarded a Critic"s choice for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist" in Dance Europe Magazine in October 2015. Anna Karenina was also awarded a critic"s award for "Best Premiere". In 2015 Kapitonova danced the lead in Giselle for the first time with International Guest Stars Roberto Bolle and Friedemann Vogel from which she received amazing feedback from the audience and the critics.
Kapitonova opened the Mini-Giselle Festival performances at Staatsballett Berlin on 3 March 2016 which included Polina Semionova, Maria Eichwald and Iana Salenko
On 6 February 2016, Kapitonova danced Odile Odette at the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky"s reconstruction of Petipa/Ivanov"s original Swan Lake choreography following Stepanov notations stored at Harvard University.
Receiving critical acclaim for her performances. In an interview by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Kapitonova pledged to give the CHF3,000 to her family in Russia.