About us


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).


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.

They have:

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

of Elena.



Kindly provides the stage of Konstantin Kisimov theater

and assists in the organization of the performance in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.