Toleu Mukanov. Artist Who Defied Gravity

Toleu Mukanov is an actor and professional ballet dancer. Born in Kazakhstan, Toleu received his early training at the Almaty Choreographic College and later on graduated from Kyrgyzstan Ballet School. In 2002 he was a gold medal recipient at the International Ballet Competition in Crimea, Ukraine, and in 2006 he received a silver medal at the Almaty Ballet Competition. Immediately upon graduation, he joined Astana Ballet in Kazakhstan. Later on, he danced with Kyrgyzstan’s Opera and Ballet Theatre, Moscow’s Russian Ballet Theatre and Russian National Ballet Company. Currently, he lives and works in the United States.