History of chair
Chair of choreography was established in 1987 under musical faculty, there was created choreography section. National artist D.T. Abirov, first Kazakh professional ballet – master was at its sours. In 1992 was formed as a type of separate chair. G. Zh. Karamoldayeva,cultural figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan was a head of the chair untill Since 1991 associate professor G.Zh.Karamoldayeva directed chair of choreography. On her initiative the specialty “Cultural and Leisure Work” with additional specializations has been open. Since this time the chair has begun to train specialists in cultural and leisure work.
In different years managed chair: candidate of pedagogical sciences, the associate professor Zh.Zh. Ensepov (2006-2008), candidate of pedagogical sciences G.Sh.Omirbayeva (2008-2009), doctor of pedagogical sciences M.I. Dzheksembekova (2009-2011). Since 2011 candidate of pedagogical sciences D.O. Karamoldayeva.
2006 The Department of Choreography has been headed for many years by the Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, candidate of art criticism TO.Izim, then – the honored worker of the sphere of culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the senior teacher R.B.Sabdalieva
5 January 2000 undre the chair there was cretaed ensemble “Tomiris”. Permanent heads of the group “Tomiris” are R.B.Sabdalieva and M.M.Agabylov. There are provided hostel, dance halls, dining room for the convenience of the students.
In 2018, the united department of choreography and cultural and leisure work was formed. The head of the department was appointed candidate of art criticism R.N. Valiullina.
The department is provided with highly qualified specialists, among which are candidates of science, folk and honored artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Graduates of the department successfully work in various educational and cultural institutions.