Principal dancer of the Astana Opera and Ballet Company
Dance Open: 2018
Dance Open Award: Mister Virtuosity 2018
Born in the town of Sary-Ozek in Almaty Region, he trained at Almaty Choreographic College Named after A.V. Seleznev (2003-2011). From 2011 to 2013, he was a soloist with the Abay State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. He joined Astana Opera as a soloist in 2013, and was appointed a leading soloist in 2015. He dances leading roles in ballets including Spartacus, The Nutcracker, Notre-Dame de Paris, and Don Quixote. Bakhtiyar has won numerous awards, including grands prix at ballet competitions in Istanbul (2016), Seoul (2016), Astana (2016), New York (2017), and Moscow (2017).