Oybek Tashpulatov is originally from Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Oybek graduated from the Uzbek College of Choreography in 1987. For the next ten years, he performed as a Principal Dancer with the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tashkent.teaching career began since he was the Principle Dancer at Young Ballet of Uzbekistan in 1991. After moving to US in 1998 he taught at International Ballet Center at Carnegie Hall in NY, Ballet International Indianapolis, Performer’s Edge, Jordan Academy of Dance, Central Indiana Academy of Dance.
In 1997, for his outstanding achievements in the field of dance, Mr. Tashpulatov was awarded the national title of “Honored Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan” by the country’s President. In February 1998, he came to the USA and was offered a position of Principal Dancer and Ballet Master in the International Ballet at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In May 2008 he was invited to conduct character dance classes for Regional Dance America Mid-States Festival in Indianapolis. In Summer 2010 Mr. Tashpulatov was invited to teach for Summer Intensive Program at Jordan Academy of Dance at Butler University. Ball State University in February 2017 invited him as the Dance Juries for Theatre and Dance Department.
During his season with the International Ballet, he was also a guest performer with the Ballet Theatre of Boston and the Dance at Holy Trinity in New York. In 1999 he joined Ballet International of Indianapolis, retiring in 2003. Mr. Tashpulatov received critical acclaim immediately after his move to Indianapolis for his performance as Herr Drosselmeyer in Ballet International’s production of The Nutcracker. His illustrious career has included tours in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, Russia, and China.
He has had the privilege of working with Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov, Sergei Berezhnoi,
Eldar Aliev, Jose Mateo, and many others.