Bubusara Beyshenalieva

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Bubusara Beyshenalieva
Bubusara Beyshenalieva on 5 som note.jpg
Bübüsara Beyşenalieva, as shown on the Kyrgyz 5 som note
Born (1926-09-15)September 15, 1926
Died May 11, 1973(1973-05-11) (aged 46)
Nationality Kyrgyz
Education Vaganova Ballet Academy
Occupation Ballerina

Bübüsara Beyşenalieva (Russian: Бюбюсара Бейшеналиева; Kyrgyz: Бүбүсара Бейшеналиева; 1926 – 1973), known simply as Bübüsara in her native Kyrgyzstan, was the first great Kyrgyz ballerina. She was born in village of Vorontsovka (now Tash Debe), Kyrgyzstan ASSR on 15 September 1926. She studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Leningrad under the legendary Russian ballerina Agrippina Vaganova and made her debut at the famed Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

In 1944, after performing the part of Cholpon in the Kyrgyz ballet of the same name, Bübüsara became the prima ballerina of the Kyrgyz ballet. Later in life she became a ballet teacher and professor of the Kyrgyz National Ballet School. She died on 11 May 1973 in Frunze.

Bübüsara appears on the Kyrgyz 5 som note, and a statue of her can be found in Bishkek near of the Kyrgyz opera and ballet theatre.[1]


  1. ^ Dzyubenko, Olga (July 30, 2008). "U.S. criticizes Kyrgyzstan in hotel fence row". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-08-17.[dead link]

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