Ulyana Lopatkina (Principal Dancer)|
Uliana was born on 23th of October 1973 in Kerch (Ukraine). From the early
age Uliana took dancing classes and was admitted to the Academy of Russian
Ballet named after Vaganova (St.Petersburg) where she studied the art of dancing
from Galina Novitskaya in primary school and Natalia Dudinskaya in higher
school. Still being a student of the Academy, Uliana took won at Vaganova-prix
Competition (St.Petersburg, 1991).
After graduation from the Academy in 1991 Uliana joined Mariinsky theatre
company (St.Petersburg). In 1994 Uliana successfully made her debut as
Odette/Odille in the “Swan Lake” ballet in St.Petersburg, for which she was
awarded with “Golden Sofit” as best debut in St.Petersburg. In 1995 Uliana was
called the principal dancer of Mariinsky theatre where her teachers were Olga
Moiseeva and Ninel Kurgapkina. Presently Uliana’s coach is Irina
Among the leading roles of Uliana are: Gieselle, Medora in Corsaire, Nikya in
La Bayadere, Raymonde, the Swan, Zobeida in Scheherazade, Mekhmeneh Bahnu in The
Legend of Love, Zarema in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, the ballets
of Balanchine, Petit, Forsythe, Van Manen and many others.
Uliana danced at
the most famous theatres of the world. Among them are the Mariinsky theatre in
St.Petersburg, Bolshoy theatre in Moscow, Royal Opera House in London, Grand
Opera de Paris, La Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera in New York , National
theatre of opera and ballet in Helsinki, NHK hall in Tokyo.
of Uliana are the title of Honoured Artist of Russia (2000), People's Artist of
Russia(2006). In 1997 Uliana won the Golden Mask and Benois de la Dance,
in 1998 - the premium of London critics “Evening Standard”, in 1999 was awarded
with the State premium of Russia. In 2010 Uliana performed at the closing
ceremony of the Olympics at Vancouver (Canada). The same year upon
personal invitation from Opera de Paris Uliana performed the “Swan Lake”. In
2011 Uliana took part in Gala devoted to Galina Ulanova (London) and
international gala Italy-Russia (Rome).
Uliana sees the birth of her daughter
Masha in 2002 as one of the most impotrant events in her life. Among ballerina’s
hobbies are drawing, literature, classial music, interior design and
People`s Artist of Russia
Honoured Artist of Russia (2000).
Recipient of the State Prize of
Prizewinner at the International Vaganova-prix Competition (St
Won the Golden Sofit (1995), the Golden Mask (1997), the
Baltika prize (1997 and 2001) and the Evening Standard (1998).
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.
Principal since 1995.
Giselle (Giselle, Myrtha);
La Bayadere (Nikia), revised version by Vakhtang
Grand pas from Paquita (soloist);
The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac
Fairy), revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev;
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile);
Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemans), revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev;
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu);
Leningrad Symphony (The
Pas de quatre (Ìària Taglioni);
Piano Concerto No.
2 (Ballet Imperial);
Symphony in C (2nd Movement);
Theme and Variations;
In the Night;
(highlights: Teacher and Pupil), choreography by John Neumeier;
Homme et la Mort;
Le Baiser de la Fee (Fairy), Le
Poeme de l`Extase, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky;
In the Middle, Somewhat
First performer of one of the solo roles in Jogn Neumeier`s Sounds of Empty
Pages, staged for the Mariinsky Theatre (2001).
|"Anna Karenina" ballet at the Mariinsky theatre|
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04:44Starring Diana Vishneva and Ulyana Lopatkina