Yordan Krastev


Yordan Krastev

Yordan Krastev is a graduate of the National School of Dance Art, of the class of Peter Koldamov. After his engagements in the Varna Opera for several seasons he joined the ballet troupe of the National Opera and Ballet.Together with the creative activity he continued his education and became a Bachelor of ballet pedagogics and Master of ballet stage direction. Yordan Krastev was one of the most striking prominent soloists of the Sofia National Ballet.

He interpreted in an unforgettable way the roles of Drosselmeyer in "The Nutcracker", Fairy Karabos in “The Sleeping Beauty”, Mamma Simone in "The Badly Guarded Girl", Rotbart in "Swan Lake", Espada in "Don Quixote" and many others. He gave guest performances with great success in Italy, Germany. Greece and other European countries, as well as in South America.

His appearances in contemporary choreography were successful, and in 2004 he was honored with the award of the National Competition "Atanas Petrov". Together with his artistic activity, Yordan Krastev teaches at the National School of Dance Art, Sofia. Actually Yordan Krastev is choreographer and balletmaster at Plovdiv State Opera and Ballet.

In April 2013 he staged the ballet “Don Quixote” especially for the tour in UAE, which passed with great success and was nominated the best performance of the year. In April 2014 Yordan Krastev staged a new Swan Lake especially for the tour of Sofia Ballet in South Korea.
Again in 2014 he has cteated a new and very unusual choreography of Sen Sans' "Carnival of Animals", which is presented with great success in different cities in Bulgaria.

He regularly works with the Macedonian National Ballet as balletmaster in Skopje.

The next project of Yordan Krastev is the choreography and staging of the one of most popular ballets - The Nutcracker, especially for different tours in Europe and Asia.

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