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17 Aug 2016

Seleznyov Almaty Chorographical School

The history of Seleznyov Almaty Chorographical School is a history of the choreography development in Kazakhstan. In 1934 on the bases of the orphan home in Almaty was founded the first in the country School of Choreography. It was later in 1938, that the Kazakh state Choreography School was formed. Teaching staff of the school in 1940s, during Great Patriotic War (Second World War) was formed from the Bolshoi Theatre performers, who was sent to Almaty as a home front  of the USSR.

Most of the ballet companies of Kazakhstan are former graduates of Seleznyov Chorographical School.  In 2015 Chorographical School became a member of Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs.