Ekaterina Krysanova, (born March 22, 1985) in Moscow, Russia is a ballet dancer of Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre. She has also been in films such as Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, and more. Her coach at the Bolshoi Theatre is Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.
Her life with music started at a very young age. At 8 years old she had already began taking ballet lessons from her mother. When she was around 10, she started studying ballet at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Center in Moscow. She then kept studying at the Moscow State Choreographic School, also known as The Bolshoi Ballet Academy. It is a very prestigious school of ballet globally and it is also one of the best ballet companies in the world. In 2003, after finishing her studies at the Bolshoi Academy, she eventually became a member.
In 2001, she got a gold medal at the Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition and 3rd place at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
In 2002, she was awarded the 3rd prize at Vaganova-Prix International Ballet Competition at St Petersburg.
She was also awarded the second place at the 2005 International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
She got up to soloist rank in 2006, a first soloist in 2008, and a Leading Soloist in 2009 at the Bolshoi theatre.
Also, in 2008 she received the Ballet magazine Soul of Dance award.
She won the People’s Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in 2013. Two years after that in 2015, she got The Golden Mask National Theatre prize for her interpretation of the part of Katharina in “The Taming of the Shrew”.
In 2016, she was awarded the twined Prize Benois-Massine Moscow
The award of the International Ballet Festival Dance Open as the Best Duet was rewarded to Igor Tsvirko and Krysanova in 2018.
During the year of 2019, she won The Golden Mask prize for her performance of the introduction/title part in “Romeo and Juliet.”
https://youtu.be/ZWw0J_zQhJAShe has also been in parts of movies such as Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, L ' Âge d' or, and Roméo et Juliette.