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ABOUT US
YABC ARTISTIC DIRECTORS



GEORGI RUSAFOV - Georgi Rusafov is a graduate of the National Dance High School in Sofia, Bulgaria studying under Peter Koldamov. After graduation he joined the National Opera and Ballet Sofia Bulgaria. Mr.Rusafov received advanced Vaganova master education for teaching ballet and choreography at the Bulgarian National Music Conservatory (P.Vladigerov). Mr. Rusafov has won several ballet awards and has participated in the International Ballet Competitions – Varna, and Helsinki. Mr.Rusafov has performed as a soloist and principal dancer with the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet, and Estonia National Ballet. He was a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet, Northern Plains Ballet and Omaha Ballet Theater and company member with Ballet Arizona. Toured in Spain, Greece, Egypt, Germany, Holland, Italy, and all over the United States as a star principal dancer. Mr.Rusafov also is Master Ballet Class teacher. He has taught Master Ballet Workshops at New Mexico, Washington DC, Florida, New York and many other places at USA and Europe. 





TARA RUSAFOV - Ms. Rusafov began her training with Mary Moe Adams and the Adams Ballet Academy in Tempe. She continued her professional training at Yen-li Chen Ballet School in Chandler under the direction of Yen-li Chen. She also trained with the director of dance at Ball State University, Marek Cholewa. Ms.Rusafov was a dancer with Ballet Arizona for eight years and performed many ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Apollo, Serenade, Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations and many more. Ms. Rusafov also danced roles in the Nutcracker including Spanish, Chinese, Marzipan Snow, and flowers. Ms.Rusafov also danced with Nova Ballet and was featured in Adiemus by David Palmer and Yanis Pikieris, Writhe by Michael Cook, Beyond by Adam Houghland, Another by Robert Dekkers and Milieu by Robert Dekkers.