Eifman Ballet
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Ekaterina Krysanova

Ekaterina Krysanova

Ekaterina Krysanova was born in Moscow in 1985. She began her professional training at the Lavrovsky School of Ballet. After winning the Gold Medal at the Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition in 2001, she was invited to finish her studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She graduated from the Academy in 2003 (class of Tatiana Galtseva) and joined Bolshoi Ballet the same year. She was promoted to the rank of Leading Soloist in 2009. Her coach is the former Bolshoi Principal dancer Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.

Ms. Krysanova’s repertoire with the Bolshoi includes both Aurora and the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Medora and Gulnare in Le Corsaire, Sylph in La Sylphide, Cinderella in Yuri Possokhov’s Cinderella, both Zina and the Ballerina in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream, and Fleur de Lis in Yuri Burlaka’s La Esmeralda. She dances Marie in The Nutcracker, Lyuska in The Golden Age, Aegina in Spartacus, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (all by Yuri Grigorovich). She also performs principal roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s Misericordes; George Balanchine’s Serenade (Waltz Girl), Symphony in C (1st, 3rd, and 4th Movements) and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; as well as Ratmansky’s Jeu De Cartes and Russians Seasons (Girl in Yellow).

Ms. Krysanova has created featured roles in Mr. Ratmansky’s The Bolt and Jeu de Cartes, and Mr. Possokhov’s Cinderella.

In 2009, Ms. Krysanova appeared as a guest artist with Bavarian State Opera (Medora in Le Corsaire).

Her awards include the Gold medal at the Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition (2001), the Bronze medal in the Junior Division at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (2001), the Bronze medal at the Vaganova-Prix International Ballet Competition in St Petersburg (2002), and the Silver medal in the Senior Division at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (2005).