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Ballerina and choreographer

Mukarrama TURGUNBAEVA, USSR Ballerina and choreographer. Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer, “Bakhor” Folkdance Ensemble, Uzbek Philharmonic, since 1957; Popular Artist of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic; Popular Artist of USSR since 1959. two Stalin Prizes, 1946, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1953.

Background

TURGUNBAEVA, Mukarrama was born in 1913.

Career

Since 1929 at Samarkand Music Theater. Since 1936 soloist, Uzbek Theater of Opera and Ballet. 1933-1941 producer and folkdance instructor at a Tashkent ballet school.

1945-1957 at Uzbek Choreographic School. Deputy, Uzbek Supreme Soviet of 1951, 1955 and 1959 convocation. Roles in national ballets: Brusilovsky’s “Gulyandom” and Vasilenko’s “Ak-Bilyak”.

Zarema in Asafev’s “Bakhchisaraysky fontan” (The Bakhchisaray Fountain), etc.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1953.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1953.