The 3rd International Ballet Competition in Astana

The 3rd International Ballet Competition will be held from 10 to 17 September 2016, in Astana. The young Kazakhstani capital will bring together participants from foreign and CIS countries.


The Competition will take place at the premises of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. The founder of the Competition is the private “Fund for Development and Support of Ballet and National Dance”.


The main goals and objectives of the creative contest are:

– to promote choreographic art;

– to preserve and develop traditions of classical ballet;

– to discover and promote gifted and talented ballet dancers;

– to enhance the cultural image of Kazakhstan.


World-renowned dancers and choreographers from different countries will take part in the work of the Jury, chaired by People’s Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Altynai Asylmuratova.


The opening ceremony of the 3rd International Ballet Competition will take place on September 10, in Astana.