Guest Principals

Ekaterina Shipulina

Honored Artist of Russia

Laureate of international competitions

She studied at the Perm Choreography School, then at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, and then joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company in 1998. Her repertoire includes: Giselle and Myrtha (Giselle), Odette-Odile (Swan Lake), Kitri and the Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote), Medora and Gulnara (Le Corsaire), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), Fleur de Lys (Esmeralda), Mekhmene Banu (A Legend of Love), Aegina (Spartacus), Ballet Dancer (The Bright Stream), Jeanne and Mireille de Poitiers ("Flames of Paris"), Florine (Lost Illusions), Esmeralda (Notre Dame de Paris), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Manon Lescaut (The Lady of the Camellias), Cinderella (Cinderella), Marchesa Sampietri ("Marco Spada"), Undine ("A Hero of Our Time "), leading parts in Balanchine's ballets Agon, Symphony in C, Serenade, Jewels (Rubies and Emeralds), and other.

Participant of "Reflections" a joint project of the Bolshoi Ballet and Segerstrom Center for the Arts (ballets "Remansos" and "Cinque", 2011). Danced with the ballet companies of the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Queen of the Dryads, 2001 and 2003), Samara State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Odette Odile, 2012), Boris Eifman Ballet Theater (title role in Anna Karenina ballet, St. Petersburg and Monte Carlo, 2014).

  • II prize at "Prix de Luxembourg " International Ballet Competition (1999)
  • II Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2001)
  • Youth grant of the Triumph Prize (2002)
  • "Soul of Dance" award of Ballet magazine (nomination "Rising Star", 2004 )
  • Oleg Yankovsky Award "Creative discovery" (2014)
  • Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2009)