Baltaev Serikzhan Baltaevich

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Academic position – Associate Professor


1981-1986 – Kazakh National Academy of Arts, specialty «Theater Equipment and Scene Technology», qualification – artist-stage technologist.

Fields of activity: Scenography, Theatrical Decoration Art, Pedagogy

Professional activity:

From 2011 to present –  Associate Professor of the Department of Scenography and Decorative Arts, Faculty of Arts, Kazakh National University of Arts, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

2009-2010 – Manager of the State Philharmonic of Astana

2006-2008 – Director of Astana-Ornek LLP, Astana

2003-2006 – Chief artist of the «Congress Hall», Astana

2002-2003 – Director of LLP «LTD EX Astana-Design», Astana

2001-2003 – Director of LLP «Sakhna», Astana

1988-1993  – Production designer, chief artist of the Taldykorgan Drama Theater

Scientific work:

2019-Curator of the laboratory of digital and multimedia technologies of scenography and design of KazNUA

2011  to  present- Head of the Youth Experimental Theater of Scenography KazNUA

2017-developer of the design project of educational theaters of KazNUA

2017 – 2018 – author of two monographs «Scenographer about scenography», «reflections on the set design»

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About the future in the theater or virtual reality in space

Collection of the International Scientific and Practical Conference Theater of the future prospects for the development of the modern theater of Kazakhstan dedicated of International  Theater Day and EXPO 2017 (May 16 2017 Astana)


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Scenographer about scenography

Collection of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Theater, Scenography, Visual Arts: Synthesis of Temporary and Plastic Arts” dedicated to the 20th anniversary of KazNUA and the International Theater Day, held as part of the ASTANA ART-SCIENCE FORUM International Scientific Forum “Culture, Art and Education in the Context of the Spiritual Revival ”, Astana, KazNUA, April 16-20, 2018 – 225 p., 94-101 p.


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Metropolitan Scenography

International Journal “Eurasian Science and Art” Vestnik KazNUA, November 2019, No. 3,


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Reflections on the set design

Monograph KazNUA


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Scenographer about scenography

Monograph KazNUA


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Continuing education courses:

15-23 November 2014 –«Traditional and contemporary Japanese art» with the participation of leading cultural figures of Japan: professors of Tokyo University of the Arts, artist of the Nihonga genre N. Saito and actor of the Noo Theater, holder of the title National Heritage of Japan N. Katsumi

8-13 December 2014 – “New Media Technologies in Cinema and TV”, courses directed by Castaldo Francesco Antonio (Italy)

April16 -20 2020- Continuing education courses Digital and media technologies in modern scenography (video projections, light special effects, holography, 3D mapping) by projection artist Sergio Metalli (Italy)

2006 -Master class “Management, marketing for the organization of festivals, performances and cultural events”, Jesi, (Italy), 2006

1994 -1995 – Continuing education courses of the Institute for Advanced Studies Moscow

1989 – Advanced training courses of the All -Union institute for Advanced training of cultural workers of the USSR, MK Moscow


Membership in professional organizations: 

2002 – Member of the Eurasian Union of Designers

2003 – Member of the Union of Theater Workers of Republic of Kazakhstan

2006 – Member of the Art Council for Art and Design under the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Republic of Kazakhstan

Creative activity

The artist is the director set designer of more than 100 productions on Kazakhstan and international stages

2000 – Author of technologies and scenery for the first production of Verdis opera «La Traviata» as part of the opening of the Astana Opera and Ballet Theater, Astana

2016 – Production designer based on the play by N. Kolyada «America for Russia» presented a steamboat the State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after M. Gorky director B. Parmanov, Astana

2010 – Production designer of the tragicomedy based on the play by E. Amanshaev «Uzilgen besik zhyry» Kazakh State Academic Theater named after K.Kuanyshbaeva director B.  Uzakov, Astana

1993 – Production designer of the film «Amanai – Zamanai» based on a work by S. Zhunusov

1990-  Scenographer «The taming of the shrew», Taldykorgan drama theater of Biken Rimova, producer National actor of the USSR Azerbaijan Mambetov, Taldykurgan

1989 – Set designer of the performance «Little Aul» by playwright D.Isabekov Kazakh Academic Drama Theater named after M. Auezov, Almaty

Students laureates:

Graduates Manarbek A.,Mankeev A., Ordabaeva A. work in leading theaters of Kazakhstan, such as: Astana Opera and Ballet Theater (Nur-Sultan), Kazakh Academic Drama Theater named after M. Auezov (Almaty), Aktobe Regional Drama Theater. T. Akhtanova. Graduate Gusakova A.A. is an artist – director of the State Academic Russian Drama Theater. M. Gorky, Nur-Sultan).

Students Pokidko S.L. – Laureate of the scholarship of the Fund of the First President – Elbasy in the field of art (2016), Ablashov D. – Diploma holder II degree of the Republican competition of the best scientific research among university students (2018)

Letters of gratitude for active participation in the public life of KazNUA (S. Pokidko), diploma «Breakthrough of the year» (D.  Isenova) on behalf of the Rector of KazNUA A. K. Mussakhhajayeva

Letter of appreciation to students from the National Museum for participating in the «Night at the Museum» campaign

Letter of gratitude for participation in the festival «KazMythFest2017» from the leadership of Nazarbayev University


Awards and prizes:

2005 – Badge of honor «Сultural figure»

2008 – Certificate of Merit on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev for services to the state, contribution to the cultural development of the country

2006 –  Diploma of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan «Best Taxpayer 2006»

2014 – Medal to the 15th Anniversary of the Kazakh National University of Art

2018 – Medal to the 20th Anniversary of the Kazakh National University of Art