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Bakhtiyar Adamzhan

Bakhtiyar Adamzhan spent his childhood in the Almaty region, in the south east of Kazakstan – initially as a wrestler before his parents decided he should pursue the art of ballet.

At the age of nine he joined the Almaty choreographic school, and upon graduation Bakhtiyar was offered a job at the Almaty opera and ballet theatre named after Abay, where he spent two years dancing in corps de ballet.

He was launched into stardom with the “Astana Opera”, where he was offered a job right after its opening: performing Spartacus in Yury Grigorovich’s legendary ballet - the choreographer had come to Astana specifically to pick the dancers himself.

Bakhtiyar’s ability quickly became noticed, and it wasn’t long before he was in high demand.

He soon became the Principal dancer of the Astana Opera, and was featuring in shows and competitions all over the world, including the Grand Prix at the international ballet contests in Astana, New York, and Istanbul, gold medal winner at the Moscow Ballet Competition, guest artist in the world-famous “Robert Bolle & friends”, and performing Young Man in R. Petit’s “Le Jeune Homme et la Mort” accompanied by La Scala prima ballerina Nicoletta Manni in Italy, as part of a gala dedicated to the memory of Rudolf Nureyev. 

His achievements don’t stop on stage however, with the Kazakhstan government awarding him in 2018 with the State Award of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for his outstanding service to the country of Kazakhstan, and for his success on the world stage.

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