Pretty Creatives Choreographic Showing 2019
Dance enthusiasts can take a seat at Lincoln Performance Hall on July 13th and witness what the two winners of NW Dance Project’s eleventh annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, selected from over 100 entries from around the world, Kaloyan Boyadjiev and Joseph Hernandez, created in just 18 hours working with the 30 professional dancers selected for our annual innovative LAUNCH project.
NW Dance Project’s groundbreaking dance training and networking project, LAUNCH, accepts dancers selected from competitive auditions held across the country who converge in Portland for two weeks of targeted workshops and choreographic sessions. LAUNCH concludes with this public showing of new works created by these two talented, emerging voices in contemporary dance.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1977, Kaloyan Boyadjiev 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 Kaloyan has been a Principal Dancer with the Norwegian National Ballet.
Joseph Hernandez is an American choreographer and performer living in Dresden, Germany. Born in Fort Know, KY in 1988, he graduated from the School of American Ballet in 2007 and was awarded and apprenticeship with the New York City Ballet that same year. As a dancer he has performed all over the world with companies such as the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and the Semperoper Ballet.
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