Born in Perm to the family of dancers. In 1989, Yekaterina Shipulina entered the Perm Choreographic College. In 1994, she continued her education at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow ChoreographicAcademy). Having graduated in 1998, she joined the Bolshoi Theatre.
Her coach is Marina Kondratieva.
Main Repertory for Bolshoi Theatre
Grand Pas (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Friend to Giselle (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Horse, Tsar-Maiden (The Humpbacked Horse. Music by Rodion Shchedrin. Nikolai Androsov production)
Queen of the Ball (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Dryad/Three Dryads, 2nd variation grand pas, Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote. Alexei Fadeyechev production)
‘Two pairs‘ in Part 3 (Symphony in C)
The Wife of the Heir (Russian Hamlet to music by Ludwig Van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. Boris Eifman ñreation )
Fairy of Gold, Lilac Fair (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Congo (La Fille du Pharaon. Production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa) - creation
2nd variation in Raimonda‘ Dreams (Raimonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)
2nd variation in The Shadows (La Bayadere)
Balerina (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production)
Esmeralda (Notre-Dame de Paris. Rolan Petit production)
Prelude and 7th Waltz (Chopiniana)
Kitri (Don Quixote)
Pas de deux (Agon)
Soloist Part 4 (Symphony in C)
Leading Soloist (Magrittomania. Music by Yuri Krasavin. Yuri Possokhov production) - creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Hermia (A Midnight‘s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production)
Action (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine) - creation in Russia
Soloist (Jeu de cards. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Alexei Ratmansky creation)
Title role (Cinderella. Yuri Possokhov and Yuri Borisov production)
She won 2nd prize at Prix de Luxembourg International Ballet Competition (1999) and 2nd prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2001).
In 2002, she received youth grant Triumph Prize.
In 2004, she was awarded Soul of Dance Prize by Ballet Magazine.