Madina Basbaeva as Niriti and Yerkin Rakhmatullayev (written also Erkin Rakhmatullaev) as Vayou (both from the Astana Opera Theatre) in pas de deux from the ballet The Talisman music by Riccardo Drigo, choreography by Marius Petipa. Eurasian Dance Festival 2018, shot in Astana Ballet Theatre on 30.6.2018.
Madina Basbaeva (Kaz. Мадина Басбаева) is a Prima Ballerina 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.
Yerkin Rakhmatullayev (also Erkin Rakhmatullayev) is currently a Leading Soloist with Astana Opera ballet company. He was born in Saryagash, South Kazakhstan. In 2011 he graduated from A.V. Seleznev College of Choreography. From 2012 to 2013 he was a coryphee of Konstantin Tachkin’s private ballet company. Since 2013 he is a soloist of Astana Opera.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Eurasian Dance Festival and Astana Ballet Theatre, special thanks to Janibek Kaiyr.