Madina Basbaeva and Bakhtiyar Adamzhan in Diana and Actaeon, Esmeralda. Music by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Agrippina Vaganova. Eurasian Dance Festival 2017 Gala, Shot on 29.6.2017 in Astana Opera House.
Madina Basbaeva (Kaz. Мадина Басбаева) is Leading Soloist with Astana Opera Ballet. Madina was born in Almaty. In 2003 she graduated from A.V. Seleznev College of Choreography. From 2003 to 2013 she worked as a leading soloist of K. Baiseitova National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since 2013 she is a leading soloist of Astana Opera. Her teacher-repetiteur is Galiya Buribayeva. Madina Basbayeva is a guest soloist of Opera National de Bordeaux.
Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Бахтияр Адамжан, Kaz. Бақтияр Адамжан) is Leading Soloist with Astana Opera Ballet. Bakhtiyar was born in Saryozek, South Kazakhstan. He graduated from A.V. Seleznev College of Choreography (2003- 2011). From 2011 to 2013 he was a soloist of Abay State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since 2013 he is a soloist of Astana Opera. The winner of Moscow XIII International Ballet Competition in 2017.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Eurasian Dance Festival and Astana Opera, special thanks to Vasily Medvedev, Stanislav Feco and Janibek Kaiyr.