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Yekaterina Shipulina

Principal Dancer

Born in Perm to the family of dancers. In 1989, Yekaterina Shipulina entered the Perm Choreographic College. In 1994, she continued her education at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy). Having graduated in 1998, she joined the Bolshoi Theatre.
She was training under Marina Kondratieva and Tatiana Golikova.

Main Repertory for Bolshoi Theatre

Grand Pas (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)

Friend to Giselle (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Horse, Tsar-Maiden (The Humpbacked Horse. Music by Rodion Shchedrin. Nikolai Androsov production)
Mazur (Chopiniana)
Queen of the Ball (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Dryad/Three Dryads, 2nd variation Grand Pas, Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote. Alexei Fadeyechev production)

’Two pairs’ in Part 3 (Symphony in C)
The Wife of the Heir (Russian Hamlet to music by Ludwig Van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. Boris Eifman сreation )
Fairy of Gold, Lilac Fair (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Congo (La Fille du Pharaon. Production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa) — creation
2nd variation in Raimonda’ Dreams
(Raimonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)
2nd variation in The Shadows (La Bayadere)

Polish Bride, Swan/Three Swans (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Gamzatti (La Bayadere)

(Swan Lake)

(The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production)
Henriette (Raimonda)
Esmeralda (Notre-Dame de Paris. Rolan Petit production)
Prelude and 7th Waltz (Chopiniana)

Kitri (Don Quixote)
Pas de deux (Agon)
Soloist Part 4 (Symphony in C)
Leading Soloist (Magrittomania. Music by Yuri Krasavin. Yuri Possokhov production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre

Hermia (A Midnight’s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production)
Action (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine) — creation in Russia
(Jeu de cards. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Alexei Ratmansky creation)

Title role (Cinderella. Yuri Possokhov and Yuri Borisov production)

Soloist (In the Upper Room. Music by Philip Glass, choreography by Twyla Tharp) — was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre
Mekhmene Banu
(Arif Melikov’s A Legend of Love; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Gulnare (Le Corsaire. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa) — creator of the role
Class Concert
(Music by different composers. Choreography by Asaf Messerer)

Soloist (Misericordes to music by Arvo Part. Christopher Wheeldon creation)
Soloist Part 1 (Symphony in C)
Jeanne (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)

Variation (Paquita. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka) — was among the creators of the ballet
Couple in Green
(was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre), Couple in Yellow (Russian Seasons. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky)


She won 2nd prize at Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition (1999) and 2nd prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2001).
In 2002, she received youth grant Triumph Prize.
In 2004, she was awarded Soul of Dance Prize by Ballet Magazine.

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