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On August 27, 2019

Violeta Angelova

V, as she is affectionately called, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She attended her mother’s dance school, another dance school, some sports, and actively performed before graduating with high honors from the National School of Dance Art-Bulgaria, and the Vienna State Opera Ballet School in Austria where she was a scholarship student. V has been invited to represent Bulgaria at the Royal Festival of Arts in Jordan among a number of international ballet events. She has extensively toured the United States, dancing as a guest artist or with a company, and was invited to dance at the International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Opera and Ballet Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia. Her career has afforded her the opportunity to work with some of the finest professionals in the world. The companies she has performed with include The Vienna State Opera Ballet, Volksoper-Vienna, Ballet Internationale, The New Jersey Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, as guest with the National Ballet of Bulgaria, Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Metropolitan, California Ballet, Ballet Minnesota and many others.  Her varied repertoire, over seventy ballets, includes the title roles and leading roles in storytelling classics – The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Coppelia, Esmeralda, Cinderella, et al.; as well as many Balanchine ballets, among them –  Serenade, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Valse Fantasie, La Sonnambula,  Sonatine, Apollo, Divertimento No.15, Walpurgisnacht ballet, La Source, Stars & Stripes, Allegro Brillante, Monumentum pro Gesualdo & Movements for Piano & Orchestra; one act and miniature works, such as The Dying Swan by Fokine; and classical and modern pieces by contemporary choreographers in Europe, and the United States. In 2003 V officially began teaching in the United States, and has been on the faculty of the New Jersey School of Ballet, L’Etoile Ballet Academy and several other dance schools. She’s given master classes at two dozen institutions and conservatories. She gives private lessons, and teaches as a guest at studios across the New York metro area. In dance, she’s worked as a producer, choreographer, coach and star of ballet performances. Whenever she is not dancing, V works on other facets of her artistic realization.
She is the only Bulgarian – American ballerina.

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