Yassaui Mergaliyev


Born and trained in Kazakhstan, Yassaui has had a long career as a professional dancer around the globe.

He's danced with many leading companies including Croatian National Ballet, the National ballet of Peru and has performed with leading companies in the USA, Russia, Japan, Korea, Spain and many more. Yassaui has won many prestigious competitions including the gold medal at Varna international ballet competition and the Rudolf Nureyev competition. He has performed alongside internationally renowned artists in various ballet galas including the all star ballet gala in Serbia. His repertoire is vast, having danced the prince in Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty and also the leading roles in Don Quixote, Le Corsaire and La Sylphide to name a few.

He recently appeared on the BBC's The Greatest Dancer. He continues to perform in Gala's and touring around the world.

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