Uliana Lopatkina was born October 23 1973 in Kerch, Ukrainian SSR. She graduated from the Academy of Russian Ballet and in 1991 was hired by Mariin Theatre in Saint Petersburg. In 1995 she was assigned as Prima Ballerina. She had an injury and had to leave the stage for some time. After a serious surgery in 2003 she was able to come back and perform again. She married a writer Vladimir Kornev and they have a daughter Maria born in 2002.
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Uliana Lopatkina was awarded “Golden Sofit” in 1995 and “Golden Mask” in 1997. She received a title Distinguished Artist of Russia in 2000 and was named People’s Artist of Russia in 2006.
Other interesting facts:
Uliana Lopatkina is called one of the icons of contemporary Russian ballet, but she is known for being very humble, hardworking and critical of herself and others.