Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Decree #304. According to the document, principal dancer of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Yekaterina Bulgutova is awarded the title of Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.
The Krasnoyarsk ballet’s sweetheart began her career on the stage of the theatre in 2005: she was invited to the ballet company as soon as she graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Choreographic College. Over these 15 years, Yekaterina has performed more than forty parts in almost all the ballets that are included in the repertoire of the Dmitri Hvorostovsky Opera House, both classical and contemporary.
Yekaterina Bulgutova appeared on stage as Kitri (Don Quixote by Minkus), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev), the Sylph (La Sylphide by Løvenskiold), Phrygia (Spartacus by Khachaturian), Conchita (Juno and Avos by Rybnikov), Anyuta (Anyuta by Gavrilin). There are ballets where she performed several parts. Thus, Yekaterina’s artistic repertoire comprises the roles not only of Giselle but also of Wilis’ lord Myrtha (Giselle by Adam), not only the Bayadère Nikiya but also Princess Gamzatti (La Bayadère by Minkus), not only Odette and Odile but also a fairy, villager and performer of Russian dance in the Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.
In November 2018, Yekaterina Bulgutova danced the title role in the premiere of the ballet Raymonda by Alexander Glazunov. This new production was the highlight of the 5th International Ballet Forum Ballet XXI Century. Yekaterina Bulgutova became a laureate of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Festival Theatre Spring 2019 in the nominated category “Best Actress in a Ballet Performance”. The artist received the Crystal Mask award for her performing the part of the Estranged in the ballet The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
“In Raymonda, the title party performer Yekaterina Bulgutova made the best impression. The role is very complicated: Raymonda is on stage all the time, the character carries the major load; in fact, this is a milestone role. In the Krasnoyarsk version of the ballet, in my opinion, the ballerina absolutely coped with all the tasks,” noted a theatre critic Olga Korablina.
Yekaterina Bulgutova was awarded the Russian prize Soul of Dance, the 2nd prize of the Galina Ulanova Russian Ballet Competition, the 1st prize of the Russian Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers in the nomination “Contemporary Dance in a Musical Theatre”; she took part in the Big Ballet contest of the Kultura TV channel.