Tutkibaeva Gulzhan — Jury member
Jury member
Tutkibaeva Gulzhan (Kazakhstan)
People's Artist of Kazakhstan, the artistic director of the ballet company of the Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abai
In 1982 graduated from the Moscow Academic Choreographic School, and in 2000 the State Institute of Theater and Cinema named after T. Zhurgenov with a degree as Choreography Director (the workshop of Professor Z. Raibaev). 

From 1982 to 2003 she worked as a soloist (a prima ballerina) at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abai. Currently is a professor at the «Ballet Master Art» Department at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T. Zhurgenov. 

During the period of work in the theater she danced the main parts: Odette-Odile («Swan Lake»), Princess Aurora («The Sleeping Beauty»), Masha («The Nutcracker»), Kitri («Don Quixote»), Giselle («Giselle»), Medora («Le Corsair»), Aegina («Spartacus»), Carmen «Carmen Suite» and many others. A Laureate of the international festival «The Prize of Traditions» chaired by Y. Grigorovich (1998) and the State Prize «Daryn». 

During the years of her activity as a choreographer she created a number of ballets: A. Schnittke «Suite in Antico Style», D. Shostakovich «Charlie», K. Orff cantata-ballet «Carmina Burana», «Legends of the Great Steppe» to the music of Kazakh composers, as well as new editions of the classical ballets «The Nutcracker», «Swan lake», «Don Quixote», «Coppelia», «Corsair», etc.

Collaborated with the masters of the world choreography Y. Grigorovich, G.Komleva, B. Eifman.
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