Director & Faculty

Violeta Angelova

Ms. Angelova took her first ballet steps in her mother’s dance school, and later attended the K. Koldamova Dance Studio in her home country of Bulgaria. She was later accepted into the National School of Dance Art (Sofia, Bulgaria) after a rigorous audition process and graduated with high honors. She later received a scholarship to and earned a diploma from the Vienna State Opera Ballet School in Vienna, Austria.Ms. Angelova has extensively toured the United States and internationally, dancing with companies and as a guest artist. Her career has afforded her the opportunity to work with some of the finest professionals in the world. She has performed with Vienna State Opera Ballet, Volksoper-Vienna, Ballet Internationale, New Jersey Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and as a returning guest with the National Ballet of Bulgaria, Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Metropolitan, California Ballet, Ballet Minnesota, and many others. In addition, she has been invited to perform in international ballet festivals and events, such as the Royal Festival of Arts in Jordan, the International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Opera and Ballet Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia. By way of her artistic partnerships with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ms. Angelova has also performed with Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Austin and Sarasota Ballet.

Her varied repertoire of over seventy ballets includes the title and leading roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Coppelia, Esmeralda, Cinderella, as well as many Balanchine ballets, among them Serenade, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Valse Fantaisie, La Sonnambula,  Sonatine,  Apollo, Divertimento No.15, Walpurgisnacht, La Source, Stars and Stripes, Allegro Brillante, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra, as well as one act and miniature works, such as The Dying Swan by Fokine; and classical and modern pieces by international contemporary choreographers.

Ms. Angelova began her teaching career in the United States in 2003. She is fully certified in the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum in Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering. She has been on the faculty of the New Jersey School of Ballet, L’Etoile Ballet Academy, Joffrey Ballet School, and is thrilled to join the faculty of Princeton Dance and Theater Studio this season.