Marlen Alimanov began his training at age nine at the Almaty Ballet Academy in Kazakhstan. After graduating he danced with the Almaty Ballet and Opera, Ballet Novosibirsk and the Russian National Ballet, which brought him to the States in 2010. After his arrival Mr. Alimanov danced with Manassas Ballet Theater, New Jersey Ballet Company, and Texas Ballet Theater. Mr. Alimanov has had the pleasure of dancing leads such as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Frederic in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Escamillo in Carlos Acosta’s Carmen, The Prince in the Nutcracker, Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty and highlight roles in Etudes and Seven Sonatas. This will be Marlen second season to guest with Ballet Frontier.