Kira von Korff grew up in a Russian household. During childhood, she lived in both the United States and Russia. Her family is from pre-revolutionary Russia.
She went to Stanford and the private liberal arts school, The Colorado College. She studied political philosophy and ballet. Dance led her to Russia at sixteen when she performed ballet there. She would return later, at twenty-one, to write columns for prestigious publications, such as the Wall Street Journal Europe, Finance News (the leading Russian newspaper), and the World Trade Center Journal.
Kira von Korff is a Russian Baroness from years ago in Russian history. Her greatgrandfather was a Baron and a General in the last Russian tsar’s army. His portrait hangs in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg today.
She now resides in the country in Maine with her husband.