Ekaterina Krysanova was born in Moscow. She trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, where she graduated in 2003 and joined the Bolshoi Ballet. Her coach at the Bolshoi Theatre is Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.
Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Autumn, Waltz Soloist/Soloists, Cinderella in Cinderella (Yuri Possokhov), Lyuska in The Golden Age, Grand Pas variation in Raymonda, Friend to Shireen in Legend of Love, Typist/Typists in The Bolt, Temptation in Les Presages (Leonide Massine), Polish Bride in Swan Lake, Soloist Part 4 in Symphony in C, Dryad/Three Dryads in Don Quixote, Sylphide/Sylphides in La Sylphide, Guadalquivir in La Fille du Pharaon.
3rd prize at Vaganova-Prix International Ballet Competition in St Petersburg 2002.
2nd prize at International Ballet Competition in Moscow 2005.