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Vyacheslav Lopatin

Leading Soloist

Vyacheslav Lopatin was born in Voronezh. He graduated from the Voronezh state college of choreography. After graduation he took a study course at the Moscow state Academy of choreography. Having finished the course he joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 2003. At the present time his master-repetiteur is Boris Akimov.



Harlequin (Nutcracker, by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)


Pas d’action (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Boys (La Sylphid by H.S.Løvenskiold. Choreography by August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)
Cipollino (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production)
Spanish Doll, The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker)
Gardeners (A Midnight’s Summer Dream to the music of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and G. Ligeti) — he was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre


Pas d’action (La Fille du Pharao by C. Pugni, Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa)
Technician-adjuster (The Bolt by D. Shostakovich, choreography by A.Ratmansky) — creator of the role at Bolshoi Theatre
Bluebird (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich’s version)
Soloist (Igor Stravinsky’s Jeu de cards; Alexei Ratmansky’s сreation) — was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre
Jester (Swan Lake by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov in a version by Yuri Grigorovich)


Friend to Prince, Waltz’ Soloist (Cinderella by S. Prokofiev, Y. Possokhov and Y. Borisov production)
Friends to Boris (The Golden Age by D. Shostakovich. Production by Yuri Grigorovich)
Tarantella (Music by L.M.Gottschalk, choreography by George Balanchine)


Soloist (Misericordes to music by Arvo Part; Christopher Wheeldon сreation) — was among the creators of this ballet
Soloist (In the Upper Room. Music by Philip Glass. Choreography by Twyla Tharp)
The Bronze Idol (La Bayadère by L. Minkus. Choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich production)
Alain (La Fille mal gardée by L. Hérold, choreography by F. Ashton)
Pas d’Esclaves (Le Corsaire by A. Adam. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa)
Soloist (Class Concert to music by A.Glazunov, A. Lyadov, A. Rubinstein, D. Shostakovich; choreography by Asaf Messerer)


James (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg) — creator of the role at Bolshoi Theatre
Variety show compere (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Production by Yuri Grigorovich)

Jerome (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
Couple in red (Russian Seasons. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky) — was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre
Pas de trois (Grand Pas classique for the ballet Paquita by L.Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, new choreographic version by Y. Burlaka)


Frantz (Coppelia. Choreography by M. Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev)
Basilio (Don Quixote, by L.Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky, Fadeyechev’s version)


Mercutio, (Romeo and Julie by S. Prokofiev. Production by Y. Grigorovich)
Title Role (Petrushka, by I. Stravinsky choreography by M. Fokin, new choreographic version by S. Vikharev)
Colas (La Fille mal gardée by L. Hérold, choreography by F. Ashton)
Title role in The Rubies (Part II of Jewels, music by I.Stravinsky, choreography by G. Balanchine) — creator of the role at the Bolshoi Theatre
Quintet (Herman Schmerman to music by Thom Willems; choreography by William Forsythe)


Lucien (Illusions perdues. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky)
Role in Chroma ballet, music by Joby Talbot and Jack White (choreography by Wayne McGregor) — creator of the role at the Bolshoi Theatre


Modest Alexeyevitch (Anyuta to music of V. Gavrilin, choreography by V. Vassiliev)
Philippe (The Flames of Paris)
Pas de trios in Emeralds (Part I of Jewels, music by G. Faure, choreography by G. Balanchine)
Leading couple (Classical Symphony to music of S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Possokhov)

He took part in the Bolshoi Theatre Studio of New Choreography project (“Choreographers at Bolshoi”, 2005), danced the role of Snake (one of five young warriors) in the ballet Tamashi (choreography by Morikhiro Ivata) to music of KODO group. He also appeared in Déjà vu to music by Wim Mertens,choreography Nikita Dmitrievsky (2006).

In 2011 he participated in the joint project of the Bolshoi Theater and the Californian Segerstrom Center for the Arts (“Remansos”, music by Enrique Granados, choreography by Nacho Duato); pas de trios to music by M. Glinka, choreography by G. Balanchine)

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