Gabriel Stoyanov was accepted to study at the most prestigious Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg

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Born in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, Gabriel began dancing at the age of five. He continues his education at the National School of Dance, under the watchful eye of Nikola Kolev.

At the age of thirteen, Gabriel discovered her passion for ballet and began training with the classical ballet legend Krassimira Koldamova at her school.
In 2012 he was admitted to the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia with a specialty in Ballet Pedagogy under the guidance of Kalina Bogoeva, and in 2018 he received a master’s degree with the title “Ballet Master”.

Gabriel is currently working as a guest ballet dancer and recognized ballet teacher in Switzerland. He received several invitations to audition in Russia, and the turning point for him came in 2020 when he was admitted to the Academy of Russian Ballet “Agrippina. Ya. Vaganova ”, which is among the oldest ballet schools in the world, that has preserved to this day the best cultural traditions of classical dance.
“Choreographic art” is the specialty in which it specializes in obtaining a doctorate. His research supervisor is Irina Igorevna Irhen-Doctor of Cultural Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Postgraduate Qualification, and the dissertation he will work on will be related to the Bulgarian Ballet.

Gabriel Stoyanov is an active dreamer.
“I believe that after the situation in the world calms down, many doors will open. In St. Petersburg, everyone just breathes art, lives it, puts it on a pedestal, and is absolutely loyal to it. All the educators greeted me very warmly at the academy, and I can’t wait to continue learning from the sources of ballet. It’s hard to describe in words… This is the spirit you have to feel. ”

“People appreciate art there, and art is everywhere. This is just one of the reasons that make this historic city beautiful to me. “
“Hello Gabriel, congratulations on your success. We are glad for you
and we wish you the chance to achieve more great things in the future. We can see the euphoria with which you talk about St. Petersburg and the attitude towards art there. In this line of thought, we ask you, where would you devote all your time and attention to work in the future?
Does Bulgaria have a chance?

“Bulgaria has given me a lot and to this day I keep in touch with everyone who has contributed to my development as a ballet dancer/pedagogue. Bulgaria will always have a chance, of course.
At the moment, all my attention is focused on Switzerland and Russia, and what will happen in the future – only time will tell. “

Being a member of one of the largest and most prestigious schools in the world of ballet means a lot. In this case, such Bulgarians are a reason for joy and pride that they are the beautiful face of Bulgaria. Thanks to such compatriots in the world, Bulgaria is also home to talents.


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