Shipulina, Ekaterina

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Ekaterina Shipulina Biography

Notable: Bolshoi Ballet

Ekaterina Shipulina was born in Perm in a ballet dancers family. From 1989 to 1994 she studied in the Perm College of Choreography, then she continued her education in Moscow and from 1994 to 1998 studied in Ludmila Litavkina’s class, in the Moscow College of Choreography which in 1995 was transformed into the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. After finishing her education in the Academy she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company. For a long time she worked with teacher-rehearser Marina Kondratieva. Now she works with Tatiana Golikova. Ekaterina Shipulina is now Leading soloist.

Repertoire includes:

  • Cinderella in Cinderella (by Possokhov)
  • Mekhmene Banu in Legend of Love
  • Aegina in Spartacus
  • Gulnare in Le Corsaire
  • Jeanne in Flames of Paris
  • Kitri in Don Quxote
  • Pas de deux in Agon
  • The soloist of IVth part in The Symphony in C
  • Leading soloist in Magrittomania
  • Odette-Odile in Swan Lake
  • Gamzatti in La Bayadere
  • Myrtha in Giselle
  • Classical ballerina in The Bright Stream
  • Henrietta in Raymonda
  • Esmeralda in Notre-Dame de Paris
  • The seventh waltz
  • The Prelude in Chopiniana


  • 2nd prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2001)
  • Honoured Artist of Russia (2009)