ORGANIZERS OF BALLET ACADEMY
Dr. Diliana Nikiforova, prima ballerina of Sofia Opera and Ballet
During her studies at the State Choreographic School she won first recognition for her talent –
First Prize (Gold Medal) at the National Competition “Anastas Petrov” and recieved honors
for the performance of classical ballet at the Meeting of young ballet dancers in La Baule,
France. Later the ballerina was awarded the bronze medal in the junior age group at the
International Ballet Competition in Varna and the silver medal at the International Ballet
Competition in New York. In 1991, she graduated from the Ballet School in the class of the
famous prima Krasimira Koldamova. In the same year she became a finalist of Ballet
Eurovision. Her international career began in the troupe Cranko Ballet, Stuttgart. She danced
in the National Ballet – Roland Petit – Marseille, in French Young Ballet – Paris, in Belgian
Royal Ballet, in Norwegian National Ballet, in Ballet del Sud – Italy and others.
Since 1994 she is engaged in the ballet troupe of the Sofia National Opera and Ballet. Among
central roles in her repertoire are Odette-Odile (“Swan Lake”), Juliet (“Romeo and Juliet”),
Aurora (“Sleeping Beauty”), Giselle (“Giselle”) Silfida (“Sylphide”), Marie ( “The
Nutcracker”), Kitri (“Don Quixote”), roles in the ballets of Balanchine – “Who cares,”
“Serenade,” “Symphony C”, Marina (“Zorba the Greek”), Maria and Elina (“The Goat horn “)
and others. In 1998, she became laureate of the International Ballet Competition in Varna. She
ia a winner of the Crystal Lyre of the Union of Musicians and Dancers (1996).
CHILDREN’S BALLET THEATRE “KAPKA”
is the only licensed children’s Ballet Theatre in Bulgaria.
Extremely talented children each year win countless medals at national and international
competitions. They presented solo concerts together with the stars of Bulgarian ballet and
participate in a number of ballet and opera performances of Burgas Opera.
Eighteen (18) gold medals, 9 (two) silver medals and one (1) bronze medal.
Children’s Ballet Theatre “Kapka” has one award for Grisha Roglev`s choreography, as well
as two special awards for Kapka Rogleva for pedagogy and creative achievements.
Children’s Ballet Theatre “Kapka” made two concerts and 23 educational performances
together with the ballet of Burgas Opera. The yong dancers also participate in the operas “La
Boheme,” “Turandot,” “Madame Butterfly”.
MUNICIPALITY of Marian Village
Kindly provides community center in the village of Marian for workshops and performances
of the Academy.
Community center Marian, Municipality Elena was founded in 1900. Since the early years it
has developed a wide educational activity, but the room for these activities gradually became
insuitable. That’s why, was decided to build a community center building. So the members of
the first villages in Elena district in 1935 built its own community centre.
Great progress made the amateur art – especially theater. The community center became a
cultural center not only for the residents of Marian village, but also for those from the
surrounding villages. In the early 50s of the last century the activity of the community center
was enriched with new forms of education and culture. In 1950 Marian has the first rural
community center cinema in the county. In 1953 the activity of the community center is
enriched with a children’s music school. Until then such a music school existed only in the
town of Elena. Almost all children from the village learned a musical literacy with the
musical instruments of the community center.
Despite the changes today the community center “Nauka 1900” continues patriotic and
educational traditions of its founders and older community center activists. The vocal group
for processed folklore and old city songs has considerable success. Annually presents it`s own
repertoire during the holiday of amateur art activities organized by the Municipality. Annually
participates in the review of folk art “Balkanfolk” in the city of Veliko Tarnovo and
“Eurofolk” in the town of Nessebar.
Besides amateur art, Grandmother Day, March 8, Trifon’s Day, Festival in Marian village and
others are celebrated appropriately. Since last year, the rehearsals of the Ballet Academy are
carried out in the community center.
Kindly provides the stage and assists in the organization of the performance in the town
VELIKO TARNOVO MUNICIPALITY
Kindly provides the stage of Konstantin Kisimov theater
and assists in the organization of the performance in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.