Iliev Dance School Opens October 1st

Marcus Galante (New York), Jazz and Ballet expert, is the first US guest-teacher in the program.

Formal opening: October 1, 5 pm, at the studio.

Classes start on Wednesday, October 5.

It’s been a remarkable nine years here at The Iliev Dance Art foundation. To date, we’ve produced four highly successful educational programs and five full shows – three for children and two for adults.  Since 2008, more than 1,000 dancers from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal and the US have participated in the Dance It! Spring and Summer Intensives. More than 50 young talented dancers have received scholarships for summer programs at schools such as Pacific Northwest Ballet School – Seattle, School of Ballet Chicago, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studios – Los Angeles, Kansas City Ballet, Deeply Rooted Dance Threatre – Chicago, Syracuse University – New York and others. Hundreds of children from 3rd to 6th grade studying in public schools in Sofia and vicinity have gotten the chance to experience the magic of dance art, while working with renowned professionals. Our five dance productions have been praised as innovative and ground-breaking. These numbers and facts reflect the incredible commitment of artists, staff, board, audiences and financial supporters to our mission.

Based on this experience and confident in our success, in our 10th Anniversary season, we are opening our own dance school. The school will offer all levels of ballet, jazz, character, hip-hop and Bulgarian folk dances.  A special three-hour training block in different dance styles will be offered on Sunday, including contemporary dance.


Each dancer can expect:

  • Systematic and goal-oriented dance training
  • Motivated and dedicated teachers from Bulgaria, the US and Europe
  • Personal approach by each teacher
  • Strong and clear communication with the teaching staff
  • Enjoyment, personal development and fulfillment



  • Marcus Galante – Ballet (Balanchine style) and Jazz
  • Petur Iliev – Character
  • Rositsa Terziyska – Hip-hop
  • Nikolina Karageorgieva – Ballet


LOCATION: Studio Dance Zone

Sofronii Vrachanski Str. 62, Sofia



Online registration in English coming soon!

Please register via email –

You can also register by phone or at the studio.

You can select and purchase individual classes and discounted passes at the studio as well.


Individual class – 10 leva

Discounted passes for multiple classes:

5 classes – 45 leva

10 classes – 80 leva

15 classes – 105 leva

20 classes – 120 leva


Yana Traikova, Director,

FACEBOOK: Iliev Dance School 

Formal opening: Saturday, October 1, 5 pm, at the studio 

Classes begin: Wednesday, October 5