Teaching or Choreography ability
- Hip Hop
I started dancing when I was 5 years old at a local Bulgarian folklore group and later on moved to a national ensemble (Dobrudzha Ensemble) at the age of 9. The same year they chose me to be part of the group representing us globally and in 2 years I was the lead dancer. Every year we visited between 4 to 10 countries to perform around Europe predominantly. At age of 13, my teacher chose 4 of us to go help him with 2 other ensembles connected to ours in the area and me to become teaching assistant with the younger generations, being responsible for their development individually and as a group, technique and help with the organization during events. That included more than 40 choreographies with the length between 8 to 15 minutes each.
During our travels, we kept on meeting dancers from other countries which inspired my interest in other styles. When I was 14, 9 friends of mine and I started a little dancing group/company that was led by a contemporary/jazz teacher (Aleksia/Izida - Dobrich). We also combined elements of hip-hop, acrobatics, and Latin dancing. That continued for 3 years, parallelly to my folklore commitment. I was also a paid performer on a weekly basis with both groups within the borders of Bulgaria.
At the age of 18, I started working in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria in hotel RIU Helios Paradise, which is one of the leaders of the industry in the biggest Bulgarian summer resort. Alongside my daily commitment and sports entertainment, I had to learn 12 shows performed nightly in the span of two weeks each 1-hour length that mixed dancing, musical theatre, and physical theatre. I did that for two summers. Most of these shows were jazz/contemporary/hip-hop based.
After leaving the country and moving to the UK, I started my folklore group with amateur dancers and so far have performed twice in a university event called "One World Week" with own choreographies. I also take part in Surrey Dance Squad's hip-hop team, planning to join more styles next year.