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Vyacheslav Lopatin

Vyacheslav Lopatin

Vyacheslav Lopatin was born in Voronezh, Russia in 1984. He received his dance training from the Voronezh Ballet School. After graduation he was invited to apprentice at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. He joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 2002, and he is currently a First Soloist. His coach is the former Bolshoi Principal dancer Boris Akimov.

Mr. Lopatin’s repertoire with the Bolshoi includes Basilio in Don Quixote; the Nutcracker-Prince, Spanish Doll, and Harlequin in The Nutcracker; Frantz in Coppélia; James in La Sylphide; Jerome in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Flame of Paris; the title role in Mikhail Fokine’s Petrushka; Acteon in Yuri Burlaka’s La Esmeralda; Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty; the soloist in the Peasant Pas de deux and the Pas d’action in Giselle; the Jester in Swan Lake; John Bull and the soloist in Pas d’action in Pierre Lacotte’s La Fille du Pharaon; Alain in Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee; the title role in Cipollino; Mercutio in Yuri Grigorovich’s Romeo and Juliet and the Entertainer in The Golden Age. Mr. Lopatin also dances soloist roles in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Christopher Wheeldon’s Misericordes, Asaf Messerer’s Class Concert, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes and Russian Seasons (Boy in Mauve), and in Morihiro Ivata’s Tamashi and Nikita Dmitrievsky’s Déjà vu created for the Bolshoi Choreographic Workshop in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Mr. Lopatin originated soloist roles in Mr. Ratmansky’s The Bolt and Jeu de Cartes, and in Mr. Wheeldon’s Misericordes.

His awards include the Silver medal at the Arabesque International Ballet Competition in Perm (2004). In 2009, he was the recipient of Russia’s National Theater Award, the Golden Mask (Special Jury Prize), for best duet (in La Sylphide with Natalia Osipova) in a ballet performance.