|Born||Ekaterina Valerievna Krysanova
March 22nd, 1985
Krysanova was born in Moscow, Russia in 1985 and was trained at the Lavrovsky School of Ballet. She received a gold medal in 2001 at the Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition and the same year was awarded a bronze in the Junior Competition. In 2002 she was awarded another bronze in Saint Petersburg and the same year attended Bolshoi Ballet Academy from which she graduated in 2003. In the same year, she became a member of the Bolshoi Ballet and by 2009 had been promoted to soloist under the direction of Svetlana Adyrkhaeva, appearing with the Bavarian State Opera. She was, however, a soloist before this as well. She had appeared in such works as In the Upper Room of Twyla Tharp, Class Concert, and many others between 2004 and 2007. Her first role was as the Spanish Doll in the Nutcracker and was followed by the Fairy of Audacity in Sleeping Beauty, as well as many other memorable roles, most of which were produced by Yuri Grigorovich.
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