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Guest Choreographer
Norayr Mehrabyan

Norayr Mehrabyan is a renown ballet master, artistic director and creator of Barekamutyun National Dance Ensemble of Armenia. Born in Yerevan, he is a graduate of Yerevan State Choreographic School and later was invited to Leningrad to continue his dance training under world renown choreographer, Honored Artist of Russia and State Prize Laureate, Leonid Jacobson. Upon returning home, Mehrabyan joined the National Opera Ballet of Armenia, performing as a principal dancer, then later serving as a director. For many years, he served as Headmaster at the Yerevan State Choreographic School. His awards include “Honored Artist” in 1976, in 2002, “Movses Khorenatsi Medal of Honor” and in 2006, the highest accolade of an artists‘ career, “People’s Artist Award”, which was bequeathed personally by President Robert Kocharyan.

Since 1994, Mehrabyan has worked with the Ani Dance Company, taking the group to even higher levels of achievement. During these past fourteen years, the Ani Dance Company has been proud to enjoy a special relationship with him. His definitive talent can be seen through the numbers he has choreographed especially for the Ani Dance Company, such as “Loretsi Sako”, “Dle Yaman” ,“They Took my Love Away”, among countless others. In addition to sharing his genius with the group, Mehrabyan has stated on many occasions that he considers the Ani Dance Company his adopted overseas dance company


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