Riza Kanatkyzy

Leading soloist

Riza graduated from Almaty Choreographic College named after A. Seleznev in 2012. Laureate of the II International Contest of Choreographic Education Institutions “Orleu” (2009). Laureate of “Dance Olympus” international contestin Berlin (2010). She won the special prize “For the best performance of contemporary choreography” at the III International Competition of Ballet Dancers in Astana (2016).Scholar of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She has been working at the Theatre “Astana Ballet” since the foundation of the team.



Saruar – fairy, patroness of wanderers (one-act ballet “Alem” to the music of A. Amar and B. Gafarov, choreography by N. Dmitriyevsky).

Heavenly Gift (one-act ballet “Zhusan” to the music of K. Shildebayev, S. Rakhmaninov, A. Pärt, K. Jenkins, choreography by M. Avakhri).

Medora (“Enlivened Garden” scene from ballet “The Corsair”to the music of L. Delibes, choreography by M. Petipa).

Carmen in red (one-act ballet “Carmen” to the music of G. Bizet – R. Shchedrin).

Cleopatra (one-act ballet “Cleopatra”to the music of M. Ravel, choreography by N. Markelov).

Earth (one-act ballet «Gaia» to the music of H. Tavares and I. Albenis, choreography by R. Amarante).

Variation “Enlightenment” (one-act ballet “Language of Love” to the music of R. Salavatov, K. Jenkins and Kh. Shangaliyev, choreography by M. Avakhri).


Choreographic miniatures: “Revery of Kyz Zhibek” (music by E. Brusilovsky, choreography by M. Avakhri), “The Beauties” (musical compilation of the ethno-folk group “Turan”, choreography by A. Tati), “The Swan” (music by K. Saint-Saens, choreography by M. Fokin), “Kazakh Waltz” (music by L. Khamidi – R. Salavatov, choreography by G. Tutkibayeva), “Seven Beauties” (music by K. Karayev, choreography by G. Tutkibayeva), “Bach” (music by J.S. Bach, choreography by R. Amarante), “Obsession” (music by I. Stravinsky,choreography by N. Markelov), “The Touch” (musical composition on Japanese melodies, choreography by M. Avakhri), “Tango” (music by A. Piazzolla, choreography by D. Avdysh), “AsemKonyr” (music by D. Nurpeissova, choreography by A. Tati).


Kazakh folk dances and dances of people of the world.