Leading soloist

Having graduated from the A.Seleznev Choreography School in Almaty (teachers – G.Ashimova, S.Kosmanov, 2007), Olzhas Tarlanov was invited by the Heinz Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy (Munich, Germany) to continue his training.

In 2009, he successfully graduated from the Academy and concluded a contract with the National Theatre Munich as a trainee. A year later, he became a dancer of the ballet company.

As part of various international cultural programmes, Olzhas Tarlanov toured throughout the world.

From 2016 to 2017, he was a soloist, and since 2017, he has been a principal dancer of the ballet company of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”.


Third prize of the First Y.Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sochi, 2006);

Third prize of the Sixth Serge Lifar International Competition (Kyiv, 2006);

Third prize of the Fifth Siberian Open International Competition of Choreography Schools, diploma “For the purity of classical dance” (Novosibirsk, 2002);

Diploma winner of the First International Ballet Competition “Baiterek”, winner of the “Ukіlі Umit” special prize (Astana, 2006);

Serper” Youth Award (Almaty, 2006);

Special Award of the Organizing Committee of the “Altyn Adam – Man of the Year” Festival-Competition in the “Debut of the Year 2006” category (Almaty, 2006).


Soloist (Grand pas from the ballet Paquita by L.Minkus, E.Deldevez)

Siegfried (Swan Lake by P.Tchaikovsky)

Phoebus (Notre-Dame de Paris by M.Jarre)

Des Grieux (Manon to the music of J.Massenet)

He has participated in productions by renowned contemporary choreographers such as K.Goleizovsky (Melody produced by A.Asylmuratova), J.Neumeier (La Dame aux Camélias,Illusions – Like Swan LakeA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Nutcracker), J.Cranko (Onegin,Romeo and JulietThe Taming of the Shrew), J.Kylián (Oiseaux migrateurs, pas de deux from the ballet Nuages), W.Forsythe (Artifact), F.Ashton and M.Romanu (La Fille mal gardée), R.Maliphant and M.Richter (Spiral Pass) and others.