Behind the Scenes at BCG

January 31, 2018

is for Dance Alive National Ballet

I had always wanted to travel (which was not a given growing up behind The Iron Curtain), and when the wall came down, I left Bulgaria.

I stumbled upon my first dance job in the United States with Dance Alive (then Florida Stat...

January 1, 2018

is for Carmen. 

Alberto Alonso choreographed Carmen for Maya Plisetskaya in 1967.  Rodion Shchedrin, the world-renowned composer and Maya's husband, took on the famous opera by Georges Bizet and wrote Carmen Suite, which premiered at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow...

December 13, 2017

I know that the idea was to follow the alphabet, but I'm choosing to exercise some creative license today... 

BA is for Ballet Arabesque.

I have a very special connection to this company; back home in Bulgaria, I danced some of my first principal roles with them....

August 24, 2017

ETUD and Friends Festival

After getting off the plane and walking into ETUD Gallery, I basked in the atmosphere. The space greeted me with the utmost intimacy. In that moment, I realized how special the space could be when used for performances and live installations. S...