Uliana Lopatkina was born in Kerch, Ukraine, in 1973. She graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Prof. Natalia Dudinskaya). Joined Mariinsky Theatre in 1991. Became Principal in 1995.
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile), Giselle (Myrtha, Giselle), Sleeping Beauty (La Fee de Lilac), La Bayadere (Nikia), Le Corsaire (Medora), "Paquita" Grand Pas (Soloist), Pas de Quatre (Marie Taglioni), Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemance), "Dying Swan", Anna Karenina (Kitty), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema), Sheherazade (Zobeide), Symphony in C (IIth movement), Serenade, Jewels (Diamonds), In the Night (IIIth movement), Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, Goya-Divertissement (Death), Le Baiser de la Fee (Fee), Poeme de l`Extase, The Sounds of Empty Pages (by Neumeier). She has toured with the Kirov Ballet throughout the world.
Honored Artist of Russia (2000).
First prizewinner at the Academy's 1991 Competition.
Recipient of a number of international awards including the 1998 Evening standard Award for "Outstanding achievement in ballet".
Russian State Award (1999).
Laureate of BALTIKA prize (2001).