VARNA INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY
15 - 25 JULY 2013
Drama Theatre "Stoyan
Bachvarov” - Choreography HALL
In 1992 Kalina Bogoeva established
Varna International Dance Academy in cooperation with
the Varna Opera House and the Municipality of Varna.
The VARNA International Summer Dance Academy offers
theory and practice workshops. Both kinds are open to
Sessions are 10-day long, in academic classes, without a
Trainees are divided in groups according to their age
and level of performance:
I group - "Advanced" /10 - 13 accomplished
II group - "Master class А" /from 14 to 16
III group - "Master class B" /more than 17
NOTE: Upon registration for participation, the
applicants are supposed to present a copy of their birth
ATTENTION: When applying, the candidates must submit a
copy of their birth certificate.
The classes are conducted by notable artists, trained
and practiced in the style of the Russian school of
Participants receive qualification diploma for
successful participation in a practical qualification
Schedule of Classes
I group - "Advanced"
7:30 to 8:15 Classical exercises
8:15 to 9:00 Repertoire
9:05 to 9:50 Contemporary Dance
09:55 to 10:40 Stage Character Dance
II group - "Master class А"
10:45 to 11:40 Classical exercises
11:40 to 12:25 Repertoire
12:30 to 13:15 Contemporary Dance
16:20 to 17:20 Stage Character Dance
III group - "Master class B"
13:20 to 14:20 Classical exercises
14:20 to 15:10 Repertoire
15:15 to 16:15 Contemporary Dance
16:20 to 17:20 Stage Character Dances
COURSES AND TUTORS
Stage Character Dance – repertoire:
En pointe technique:
Prima ballerina of the State Opera and Ballet
Theater in Sofia.
She is a recognized authority in the field of
teaching techniques for classical dance and
classical repertoire (Russian school of
She is a graduate of the State Choreography
School in Sofia and of the Academic Ballet
School in Moscow.
She is a certified ballet master and a stage
director of the State Institute of Theater in
She is a laureate of the International Ballet
Contests in Varna.
She has been a member of international jury many
times, She is the head of the department of
Ballet in the National Music Academy “Prof.
Prima ballerina of the National Opera and Ballet
Theater in Sofia. She is a classical dance,
historical dances and repertoire teacher in the
National Choreographic school in Sofia.
She has graduated from the ballet academy
“Agripina Vaganova” in Petersburg. She is a
laureate of the International Ballet Contests in
Varna and Osaka and of the development meeting
of young ballet performers in Dobrich.
She has been awarded a Silver lyre – a prize
awarded by the Union of musical and dance
performers in Bulgaria.
She has performed in four continents – Europe,
Asia, Africa and Australia.
She has accomplished her higher education and
graduated in ballet pedagogy from the National
Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” with
Ass. Prof. Kalina Bogoeva as art advisor.
Ballet dancer, graduated from the State
Choreographic School in Sofia, the class of
“Classical dance” of Ana Pancheva and Lyuba
Immediately after that she starts her career as
a ballet dancer in Varna Opera Theater.
Since 1978 she is a premier dancer of the ballet
company in Varna, and since 1982 – prima
ballerina. Since 1994 she is a tutor of the
ballet company of Varna Opera Theater.
In 1995 under the tuition of Kalina Bogoeva she
got her master degree as a “ballet master –
tutor and pedagogue” in the National Music
Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”. She has
performed in Spain, Greece, Egypt, Italy, India,
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, etc.
She has worked as a teacher in the ballet school
of Varna Opera Theater and since 1990 she is a
teacher in the National Art School “D.Hristov”.
In 1992 she joined as a teacher the ballet
academy “Varna”, the president of which is
She is a distinguished expert in the field of
She studied at the State Choreographic School in
Sofia and graduated from the State Ballet School
in Kiev, Ukraine.
After graduation, she was a ballerina at the
Sofia National Opera.
Education and graduated ballet director at the
National Music Academy in the class of Prof.
Currently a teacher at National School of Dance
Arts, Sofia. Her students are winners of
numerous awards from international competitions.
• Award of the Ministry of Culture for high
dance performance, 2005
• Crystal Lyre of the Union of Musicians, 2005
• Prize for the best teacher in the national
contest "Anastas Petrov", 2006
• Silver Lyre of the Union of Musicians, 2011
Georgi Elkin has received his Classical Dance
education at The State Ballet School in Sofia,
Bulgaria, and the last three years at The Moscow
Academic Ballet School.
His Classical Repertory includes a wide range of
roles which he performed both in Bulgaria and
Following his interest in Contemporary Dance, he
joined the “Arabesque” dance company in Sofia
and later on The Cullberg Ballet Company in
Stockholm, Sweden, where he pursued an
international career with the unique art of Mats
Ek and internationally known choreographers such
as Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Christopher Bruce,
Ohad Naharin, Bill Forsythe, Carolyn Carlson,
Philip Taylor and many others.
George Elkin is currently active as Classical
Technique Coach, conducts Contemporary Dance
Workshops and composes music for stage,film and
expositions. танц и
композира музика за сцената, филми и изложби.
1997 - III prize by Ballet Competition in
1998 - graduated from the State Choreographic
School (teachers Katya Petrovska and Boriana
Since 1998 - artist in the ballet "Arabesque"
(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
2009 - graduated from the Academy of Music and
Dance Art in Plovdiv.
She has worked with many prominent Bulgarian and
foreign choreographers: Luke Bui (Belgium),
Wayne Mac Gregor (UK), Liz Lee (Australia),
Christian Bakalov (France), etc.
Participated in many festivals and events
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
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.
WALTZ OF THE FLOWRS from the ballet “Coppelia”, Kalina
VARIATION from the prologue of “The Sleeping
Beauty”/Aurora variation of Act 1 and 3, music:
VARIATIONS from “La Bayadere” (Nikiya’s monologue)
VARIATIONS from “La Bayadere” (pas de trios)
VARIATIONS from “Corsair” (pas de trios)
VARIATIONS from “Don Quixote” /act 1, music: Minkus/.
VARIATIONS of Carmen from “Carmen”
SPANISH DANCE from “Mirandolina”
PERSIAN DANCE (music: Strauss)
AISHA’S DANCE from “Gayane”.
PLEASE, NOTE: The participants are supposed to bring
shoes for the Character dance and a long character skirt
For your information: there will be a “Grishko” stall
provided for you in the “Cherno More” hotel lounge.
The workshop is tailored to the needs of classical dance
teachers, university students, and ballet schools
principals. The course in theory is led by Kalina
Bogoeva, who uses a methodology of her own. The program
is based on the Russian school and the method developed
The course is for children from 4 to 18 years old.
The methodology caters for the needs of the following
seven separate age groups:
· Preparatory Class 4 to 6 years old.
· Preparatory Class 6 to 8 years old.
· Level 1 – basics 8 to 10 years old.
· Level 2 – elementary 10 to 12 years old.
· Level 3 – intermediate 12 to 14 years old.
· Level 4 – advanced 14 to 16 years old.
· Level 5 – highly advanced 16 to 18 years old.
All participants in the theory course receive a
certificate of successful training.
Theoretical methodological workshop - EUR 550
Participation fee for one working group - 250 €
Participation fee for one additional course (optional) -
The participation fee for the INTERNATIONAL DANCE
ACADEMY “VARNA” is payable to the representative of
“Kalina Bogoeva” Foundation in the building of Drama
Theatre "Stoyan Bachvarov” (service entrance) from 10.00
a.m. until 7.00 p.m. of 14.07.2013.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• For a groups of 7 participants 10% discount.
• For participation of two children of the same family
the second child shall pay half fee.
• Students having the highest score at school shall pay
• The participants shall work in the group where they
are allocated and obligatorily in all foreseen for the
• The participants shall have the right to observe the
work in all groups.
• The teachers, accompanying the participants, may
observe the work in all groups.
• All participants will obtain a qualification diploma
for a successful training during the workshop classes.
In case of missed classes with no good reason a diploma
shall not be granted.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED TO INTERNATIONAL
PARTICIPANTS WITH THE INTENTION TO FACILITATE THEIR WORK
AND HENCE TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THEIR CREATIVE
· Notated transcript of the repertoire pieces of music
· CD records of variations included in the courses;
· Further consultations upon request;
· En pointe technique course
Activities in 2013 will be held in the building of
Drama Theatre "Stoyan Bachvarov”, Choreography HALL.
The workshop classes round off as a tradition with
pupils' concert on 25.07.2013.