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Artistic Staff

 

ՆՈՐԱՅՐ ՄԵՀՐԱԲՅԱՆ          

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N. Mehrabyan was born in 1941 in Yerevan.
In 1948 he entered the Yerevan Dance College, and after graduation he began to work in the National Academic Theatre of the Opera and Ballet, as a soloist.


In 1970 Mehrabyan was invited to the Leningrad’s well known “Choreographic miniatures” ballet company, led by choreograph L. Yakobson, a genius teacher.

From 1973 to 1983 he was an artistic director of the Yerevan State Choreographic School, and at the same time a classic dance instructor. He also worked in the State Dance Ensemble of Armenia. 

In 1984 – 1986 he was the artistic director of the National Academic State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. 

In 1976 Mehrabyan was awarded with the honorable title of “The Honored Artist” and in 2006 he received an honorable title of “The National Artist of RA” and was awarded with the M. Khorenatsi Medal.

 

 

Zohrab Baqalyan        

Assistant of Artistic Director

Zohrab Baqalyan was born on June 11, 1988 in Yerevan.
He entered  YEREVAN STATE INSTITUTE OF THEATRE AND CINEMATOGRAPHY as a  Dancing Direction.

1999-2002 Studied at the studio attached to the "Barekamutyun" State Ensemble.

Since 2004 has worked in the ensemble as a dancer of reserve staff.
In 2007 he  worked as a second class dancer in the ensemble.
In 2008 he received a diploma from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.
In 2012 was awarded the title of high-class artist.
Since 2017, he has become an instructor of the ensemble.
In 2018, Zohrab Baqalyan was appointed  assistant artistic director.

In 2019 he was awarded the Golen medal of the Ministry of culture of Republic of Armenia.


 

 

RUBINE HOVHANNISYAN      

Costumes Designer

Rubine Hovhannisyan was born in Yerevan in 1957. In 1979 she graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theatre.  She did her first job in 1982 and designed the costumes of “Anush” movie-opera, then in 1991 worked for the film “Without answer”. She took a training course in State Academic Bolshoi Theatre in 1986 – 1988 and got the specialization of a stage designer. In 1988 she became a member of Union of Armenian Painters and a UNESCO International Association of Art.

Rubine Hovhannisyan started her work with Barekamutyun Dance Troupe next to Artistic Director Norayr Mehrabian from the first day of creation. Her works for “Barekamutyun” Dance Troupe are extraordinary and luxurious. Some of them to be mentioned are the costumes for the dances “Ashkharhums”, “Eshkhemed”, “Uzundara”, “Girls in Pink”, “Apricot Tree” and a choreographic performance “Loretsi Saqo”.

During these years she also designed the stage and the costumes of a number of ballets. Some of them “Don Chicot” music by Mincus, “Gayane” music by Aram Khachatryan, “Karmen-Suit” music by Bizet, “Tango”, music by Astor Piazzola and “Vardananq” music by Edgar Hovhannisyan for Yerevan Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.


 

 

KARINE GHAZARYAN        

Dance Tutor

Was born in 1941, in Yerevan.
From 1960 – 1965 - studied and graduated from The Yerevan State College of Choreography, Department of Armenian Dance.
From 1965 – 1987 performed in the state Dance Ensemble as a soloist dancer .
In 1984  was awarded with the title of "Honored Artist of Armenia".
In 1987 was invited to the Yerevan State Dance Ensemble, as a dancer and as Dancing tutor since 1997.

In 2003 was invited to Iran to work as a Dance Tutor/Expert to teach the Children of Armenian Community.