Kaloyan Boyadjiev

Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2019

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1977, he joined the National Ballet School, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1986. In 1995 he started working at The State Theater Ballet Pretoria, South Africa, as a Senior Soloist until 2000. From 2000 to 2002 he danced with the National Opera and Ballet, Sofia, Bulgaria as a Soloist. Since 2002 he joins the Norwegian National Ballet where he holding a position of a Principal Dancer.

In those companies Kaloyan Boyadjiev danced many soloist and principal roles in the classical repertoire, like: Romeo and Mercurio in Romeo and Juliet; Basilio in Don Quixote; James in La Sylphide; Colas in La Fille mal Gardée; Albert in Giselle. In the modern repertoire he has worked with some of the best choreographer in our time like: Jiří Kylián; Paul Lightfoot – Sol Leon; William Forsythe; Nacho Duato; Johan Inger.

As a choreographer Kaloyan Boyadjiev has created various modern works for the Norwegian National Ballet and the classical The Nutcracker which got nominated Best Premier in Dance Europe for 2016. Some of those works are: Lost in Time, Frozen Silence, Fade in Black, Open for Discussion and Roundabout as well as Picture Perfect for The Norwegian National Ballet 2. He realized the choreography for the ensemble scenes in Moum Aunes Hedda Gabler. He did the choreography for Uncle Vanya at the National Theatre of Norway under the direction of Liv Ullman.

Finalist for the 1994 Paris International Ballet Competition
Prize for a modern dancer of the Ballet Competition Pretoria 1997. Nomination for the Crystal Lyre, Sofia (2001) and Vita Award for Ballet, South Africa (1998). Awarded with a Vita Award for Ballet, South Africa (1999).

In those companies Kaloyan Boyadjiev danced many soloist and principal roles in the classical repertoire, like: Romeo and Mercurio in Romeo and Juliet; Basilio in Don Quixote; James in La Sylphide; Colas in La Fille mal Gardée; Albert in Giselle. In the modern repertoire he has worked with some of the best choreographer in our time like: Jiří Kylián; Paul Lightfoot – Sol Leon; William Forsythe; Nacho Duato; Johan Inger.

As a choreographer Kaloyan Boyadjiev has created various modern works for the Norwegian National Ballet and the classical The Nutcracker which got nominated Best Premier in Dance Europe for 2016. Some of those works are: Lost in Time, Frozen Silence, Fade in Black, Open for Discussion and Roundabout as well as Picture Perfect for The Norwegian National Ballet 2. He realized the choreography for the ensemble scenes in Moum Aunes Hedda Gabler. He did the choreography for Uncle Vanya at the National Theatre of Norway under the direction of Liv Ullman.

Finalist for the 1994 Paris International Ballet Competition
Prize for a modern dancer of the Ballet Competition Pretoria 1997. Nomination for the Crystal Lyre, Sofia (2001) and Vita Award for Ballet, South Africa (1998). Awarded with a Vita Award for Ballet, South Africa (1999).