Varna International Dance Academy - Teachers (2020)







 Prima ballerina of the State Opera and Ballet Theater in Sofia. 

Graduate of the State Choreography School in Sofia and of the Academic Ballet School in    Moscow, Russia.

One of the most prominent and internationaly acclaimed representatives of Bulgarian ballet,

with 29 year long stage career.

Recognized authority, on European level, in the fields of Classical Dance 

(Russian School), Classical Ballet Repertoire and as balletmaster-producer with

over 50 year long activity. 

Certified Ballet Master and Stage Director of the GITIS State Institute 

of Theater Arts in Moscow, Russia.

Head of the Ballet Pedagogy Department at the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”.


Doctor Honoris Causa at the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bearer of the “Golden Century” and other State awards for her contribution in the development

of Bulgarian art and culture. 


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Born 1977 in Varna, Bulgaria.

Graduates State Choreography School, Class of Academician Kalina Bogoeva and Assistant Milena Simeonova.

Acqiures BA in Ballet Pedagogy at the National Music Academy “Prof.Pancho Vladigerov”

Since 1996, she is Soloist with “Arabesque” Contemporary Dance Company.

Since 2011, she coaches Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance,Contemporary Dance Techniques, Composition and Improvisation at the National School of Dance Art.

Konstantinа has performed Creations by many internationaly known Choreographers, such as 

Christian Bakalov, Luc Bouy, Liz Lee, Odette Hughes, Roger Geffrey, Robert Tannin among many others.

She, herself, choreographs for “Arabesque”, for the Sofia National Ballet, for Professional Dance Competitions, for Concerts of NSDA, for Contemporary Operas and Dance Theater Performances, for Serials, and for Film and Advertising Productions.

Konstantina is also active as Tutor for Dance Seminars and Jury member at International Dance Competitions.



George Elkin acquires his Classical Dance Education at the State Ballet School in Sofia, Bulgaria and at the Moscow Academic Ballet School in Moscow, Russia. 

His Classical repertory includes a wide range of roles, which he performed both in Bulgaria and abroad. 

Following his intense interest in Contemporary Dance, inspired by the visionaries of the style Maurice Béjart, Luc Bouy, Wiliam Forsythe and Jiri Kylian, he joined the “Arabesque” contemporary dance company in Sofia, Bulgaria and, later on, the Cullberg Ballet Company in Stockholm, Sweden.

There, he pursued a 23 year long international stage career, with the unique art of Swedish choreographer and dramatic theater director, Mats Ek and with the internationally known choreographers Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Christopher Bruce, Ohad Naharin, Wiliam Forsythe, Carolyn Carlson, Philip Taylor and many others. 

George Elkin has interpreted and performed creations by these choreographers on the stages of almost all major theaters, all over the world.

George Elkin is the bearer of the Special Award for Notable Artistic Achievements from the Swedish National Theater Center.

Classical Dance Technique teacher (2004 - 2009) at the Stockholm Ballet Academy - Stockholm, Sweden and at the University of Dance and Arts - Stockholm, Sweden.

M.A. in Dance Pedagogy, at the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria.

George Elkin is currently active as international Guest-Teacher, Classical and Contemporary technique coach, conducts Contemporary Dance workshops and composes music for stage, film, installations and expositions. 



Prima Ballerina of the National Music Theatre – Sofia

Graduated from National Ballet School - Sofia in the class of Ljubov Fominih and Emilia Kirova.

She has graduated from the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in the class of director Margarita Arnaudova and in ballet pedagogy with Ass. Prof. Kalina Bogoeva as art advisor.

She has many roles in ballets, musicals and operettas. Remain iconic images of the Black Rose of the ballet performance "Tango" and the Burnt Rose by the same spectacle. With this role became a laureate and won а prize for ballet competition "Anastas Petrov".

Choreographer of numerous ballets, musicals and operettas. She received three "Crystal liras" for choreography in "Don Quixote" - Massenet (Sofia National Opera), "Graf von Luxemburg" (Musical Theatre), "Stars of the operetta"

Winner of the prize by the Union of Musicians and Dancers for contributions to ballet.



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1997 - III prize by Ballet Competition in Dobrich.

1998 - graduated from the State Choreographic School (teachers Katya Petrovska and Boriana Sechanova).

Since 1998 - Artist with “Arabesque” Contemporary Dance Company (currently Soloist of the ensemble).

In 2008 - received the prestigious Award of Union of Musicians and Dancers "Crystal Lyre" for excellence in Dance” for her role in the Ballet Performance "Nestinarka»

2009 - graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

She has worked with many prominent Bulgarian and foreign Choreographers: Luc Bouy (Belgium), Wayne MacGregor (UK), Liz Lee (Australia), Christian Bakalov (France), etc.

Participated in many Festivals and Events abroad.

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A 1995 Graduate from the State Choreographic School in Sofia,Bulgaria,class of Roumen Rachev and Ivan Trifonov,acquiring the statue of Ballet Artist and Tutor.

Later in 1995 he joins the ‘’Arabesque’’ Dance Company,where he,soon,becomes First Soloist.

His repertory includes over 80 titles.He has collaborated with numerous international Choreographers,including Elsa Limbach(USA),Mark Taylor(USA),Sonia Clarke(Canada),Luc Bouy(Belgium),Wayne McGregor(U.K.),Liz Lee(Australia)Christian Bakalov(France),Maurice Cauzie,among others.

Assen has participated in international festivals in       Switzerland,Germany,Serbia,Greece,Roumania,Austria,France,Spain,Belgium,Turquey,Armenia,Italy among others.

In 1999,he receives the Union of Musicians and Dancers’ prestigious Award ’’Crystal Lyre’’ ,for his role in ‘’Tango’’,a dance performance,choreographed by Svetlin Ivelinov.

At present,Assen is active as a Tutor and as a Choreographer. His creations include’’Necessary Endurance’’, "Parallel Reality’’, "Ognya’’, ’’For Last’’, ’’Res Nulis’’, "Mirror of Time’’.

Receives the Jury and the Public Prizes,for his Creation’’Little Rules’’, presented at the 8th Contemporary Choreography Competition ‘’Margarita Arnaoudova’’ 

Nikolay Dikov - Hip-Hop 2020


Nikokay Dikov is born in 1992. 

After completing 5th grade, he started attending Latin and modern dance classes.

A year later he discovers break dance, as well as other street dance styles, such as Popping, Krump and Hip-Hop. 

He continues to practice those styles until today.

Nikolay has studied Dance Theater for one year, at the National Film and Theater Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

He has trained under the supervision of various tutors, including J.K. Sanchez (House Dance), Grishka (Krump), Outrage (Krump). 

Nikolay has participated in various international competitions in Austria and Germany, as well as 

in a Ballet Arabesque production in 2019.

Nikolay has been active as performer in the Electric Force Crew for 10 years.

At present, he is part of the Connection Crew in Varna, Bulgaria. 

© G.Elkin 2020