Odile Aigerim Beketayeva and Prince Siegfried Dias Kurmangazy in Swan Lake PDD

Aigerim Beketayeva as Odile and Dias Kurmangazy (debut) as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake PDD. Shot in Astana Opera 1.12.2023, the premier of the revised version of Swan Lake. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The premiere took place on January 15, 1895 at the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). Premiere at Astana Opera theater in March 8, 2018.

Aigerim Beketayeva is a Principal Dancer with Astana Opera Ballet company. She was born in Taldykorgan, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan. In 2010, she graduated from the Choreographic College named after A.V. Seleznev in Almaty. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as a principal dancer at the K. Baiseitova National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2013, she has been a principal dancer at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. In 2015, she graduated from the Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University and was awarded the qualification of “teacher-choreographer” (Russia). Aigerim Beketayeva is also a guest soloist at the St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman.

Dias Kurmangazy is still a trainee Soloist with Astana Opera Ballet company. In 2019 Dias Kurmangazy, a graduate of the Seleznev Almaty Choreographic School, joined the Astana Opera Ballet company.

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Astana Opera Ballet, special thanks to Assel Nakupova and Yekaterina Romanova

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