19-20-21 APRIL, 2024


19-20-21 APRIL, 2024


Haskovo city

Stage 1 - "Zarya-1858"
(11, Svoboda Square)

Stage 2 - Sports hall "Druzhba"
(2, Dragoman Str.)

Stage 3 - Youth Center
(41, Bulgaria blvd)

about us

International Dance Festival "Magical World"

Over 30 dance styles in three days, an authoritative professional international jury, a rich prize fund, scholarships, the best schools on our stages, a friendly atmosphere and lots of happy emotions - this is a "Magic World"!


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Our professional team of judge stars:

Chiara Gagliardo is a Principal dancer at Balletto Di Siena
She graduated at Ateneo della Danza under the direction of Marco Batti. After a season in Balletto di Siena as member of the Corps de ballet she attended two years of specialization at Joffrey Ballet School and meanwhile working at XAOC Contemporary Ballet - New York, USA.

Chiara Gagliardo


Francois is an Ambassador for the World Artistic Dance Federation (WADF) and official judge, he is a member of the World dance Council and President of the WAPA (World Association of Performing Arts), chapter Switzerland. More than 30 years he is working with dancing. As a successful professional dancer, competitor and now trainer, coach and international judge he dedicates his life to the art of dance.
Francois organized two World championships and many national competitions in couple dances. But his career as a dancer brought him mainly around the world in many theatre, dance companies and cruise lines.
As a multilingual professional he is involved in several dance studios in Asia and Europe and gives workshops around the world in couple and stage dance, he is a partner of “The Robert Fashion Dance – Italy”. He brought more than 40 couples and individual dancers to World, European and National titles.

Francois Bernard


Giuseppe Giacalone is a Principal dancer at Balletto Di Siena. He graduated at Ateneo della Danza under the direction of Marco Batti and joined Balletto di Siena ad Company member the following season, after having completed two years of apprenticeship. He obtained the dance teacher diploma, recognized in Europe. Currently, he is faculty member of Ateneo della Danza Professional Training Program, as Ballet, Repertoire, Male Technique and Pas de Deux teacher. He is guest teacher in many events, workshops, stages, master classes and competitions as a jury.

Giuseppe Giacalone


Merlin Stojanovska has graduated from the Traiko Prokopiev ballet school in Kumanovo under the guidance of prima ballerina Natka Penushliska. She also studied modern art under the guidance of Prof. Stoyadin Ivanovski-Dine. Choreographer and head of the MAK dance school, with which she won numerous awards at national and international competitions. She is the organizer of the only international modern dance festival "Dance Fest", which is held annually in Kumanovo. 

Merlin Stojanovska

North Macedonia

Filippo Del Sal is a Principal dancer at Balletto di Siena. He graduated at Teatro alla Scala ballet academy, and worked in many companies before joining Balletto di Siena. He achieved a master’s degree in Literature, Art, Music and Performance and the dance teacher diploma, recognized in Europe. Currently, he is also faculty member of Ateneo della Danza Professional Training Program, as Ballet, Repertoire, Character Dances, History of Ballet and Music teacher. He is guest teacher in many events, workshops, stages, master classes and competitions as jury. 

Filippo Del Sal


Veronika is a participant, finalist and winner of battles, festivals and competitions in Russia and Europe (Serbia, Albania, Czech Republic, Austria, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, North Macedonia).
She is a finalist of the European Hip-Hop Championship IDO and 5th place All styles battle (Czech Republic, 2016), 1 place "Mediterrean cup" hip-hop and Street Show Adults Female, 1 place battle all styles (Montenegro,2022),3 place in the Moscow Hip-Hop Championship, winner and finalist of competitions in Albania, Italy, Turkey, Serbia, Germany, Slovenia, BiH, North Macedonia, Estonia, Qatar, Spain and others.
Judge of dance festivals and competitions in Street dance and Performing Arts in Russia, Finland, Latvia,Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Serbia, Montenegro, Belarus, Bulgaria.

Veronika Suponenkova (Verbochka)

Russia / Serbia

Vasko Dimov is a choreographer, graduated from the Institute of Music and Choreography in Sofia, majoring in Bulgarian folk dances, worked as a choreographer for the ensemble for folk songs and dances "Pretty Thrace”, Haskovo. He teaches History of Dance Art and Bulgarian Folk Dances at the Institute for Cultural and Educational Personnel, Haskovo. Founder and leader of the Children's Dance Ensemble "Yuzhnyache" for 39 years. He is currently the artistic director of the dance ensemble "Yuzhnyatsi" (Southerners) at "Peyo Yavorov -1982" Community Center, Haskovo.
Vasko Dimov is an author and co-author of dance choreographies for children and adults. He has realized his productions in Lvov - Ukraine and Tashkent - Uzbekistan. He is a creator of mass dance compositions on the occasion of significant dates and celebrations. Multiple appearances on international stages and winner of prestigious awards: Gold Badge of the All-Union Council of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan; Gold Medal from San Diego - California; Golden key from the city of Ismailia - Arab Republic of Egypt.
He is a three-time winner of the Plaque of the Municipality of Haskovo; twice holder of the Honorary Badge of the District Governor of Haskovo District; Silver and Gold Lyre of the Union of Music and Dance Figures in Bulgaria. Mr. Dimov is awarded by the Ministry of Culture with a Diploma and Honorary Badge "Seal of Tsar Simeon the Great" - silver for his contribution to the development and promotion of Bulgarian culture and art.

Vasko Dimov


Assoc. Prof. Roslana Moravenova, Ph.D - She teaches at the Department of Choreography at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts Prof. Asen Diamandiev, Plovdiv in the disciplines: Choreographic Composition, Choreographic Directing and Dance Performance, a former graduate of the National team in rhythmic gymnastics.
Assoc. Prof. Moravenova has close interests, experience and scientific work in the study of Bulgarian dance folklore, its dramatic development, the relationship between sport and dance and various types of dance arts. She has published numerous scientific works and monographs related to the relationship between dance arts, the role of ballet and folklore in the interpretation of dance stage productions and management specifics in choreographic productions.
Choreographs and directs significant cultural events related to anniversaries and annual holidays of AMDFA, official openings of the World Cup of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sofia in 2012 and 2022; Director of artistic lighting of famous cultural events, including concert performances of Prof. Daniela Dzheneva and annual concerts of the Department of Choreography of AMDFA. Her experience is valuable not only in the country but also in other countries.

Roslana Moravenova


Coach of the Sport dance club "Haskovo" in "Zarya-1858" Community Centre and a member of the Bulgarian Federation of Sport Dances. She is a WADF licensed judge and “AN” category judge, which is the highest level in the judging system of the Federation. She takes part in state and international events and competitions.
Mrs. Petya Milusheva graduates the Choreographer Institute in Plovdiv city and later on she specializes in the National Sport Academy with sport dances speciality. She teaches classical ballet as well. She is working with couples, who win the prizes of the sport dance tournaments in Bulgaria and abroad. Mrs. Milusheva works with a professional pedagogical style, patience and with love for the dance itself. Since 2004 she works with Formation programs from Latin and Standard couple dances. The youth formations of club "Haskovo" are champions of Bulgaria for several years.

Petya Milusheva


Belma Čolaković is a WADF licenced judge. She works with her own dance club “Iskre” in the city of Zenica. Belma is the organiser of the International dance open “ Zenica Dance Open “. She works with groups and individuals for 14 years, and with very talented kids with special needs. She is very glad with the opportunity to work with the special needs children and in this way to activate them to social life and experiences. She works in contemorary and street dance.

Belma Čolaković

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Máté Pék has obtained his masters degree from the Hungarian Dance Academy as a dancer and teacher of modern couple and solo dances. Throughout the last 12 years, he became World and European Champion with his partner, Edit Lilla Nagy in several world organizations, like World Latin Dance Cup, World Salsa Summit, Euroson Latino, WADF, World DanceSport Federation and many more. He is the Hungarian Champion of Caribbean Dances consecutively for 6 years. He has been teaching with his partner in Budapest, Hungary under their own dance studio.

Mate Pek


Edit Lilla Nagy has graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy with masters degree. Specialized in ballroom, caribbean and choreograped couple and solo dances. She competed in several world associations like World Salsa Summit, World Latin Dance Cup, World DanceSport Federation, Euroson Latino, WADF and many more,where she recieved various World and European Champion titles. She is the Hungarian Champion of Caribbean Dances consecutively for 6 years. She has been teaching and coaching soloists and couples with her partner, Mate Pek in Budapest, Hungary.

Edit Lila Nagy


Mr. Alexander Milushev has graduated from the Institute for Training of Cultural and Educational Staff, choreography profile and Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", specialty "Culture Management". He worked as the Artistic Director of the Zornitsa Dance Ensemble at the Zarya-1858 Community Center. Founder and leader of the Dance Ensemble at the Ministry of Interior - Haskovo and Dance Ensemble "Iglika", Mineral Baths. Mr. Milushev has an enviable experience in managing cultural activities, has worked as a manager in the Culture Department of Haskovo Municipality, Regional Coordinator of the Bulgarian Spring Folklore Foundation, currently Secretary of the "Zarya-1858" Community Center, Haskovo. Member of the Organizing Committee for the folklore festival "Pretty Thrace sings and dances" in Haskovo. Alexander Milushev is a member of the Supreme Council of the Union of Community Centers in Bulgaria, Chairman of the Regional Community Council for Haskovo District. Winner of numerous awards:
- Medal for active community activity of the "Union of Community Centers" in Bulgaria;
- Honorary Order "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" of the "Slavic Society" in Bulgaria;
- Medal and Plaque for "Contribution to the people's community work" of the "Union of Community Centers" in Bulgaria;
- Golden Age Award with the seal of Simeon the Great of the Ministry of Culture;
- The traditional award of the Ministry of Culture for contribution to the development and establishment of Bulgarian culture and national identity;
- Honorary plaque of the Regional Governor of Haskovo region on the occasion of May 24 - Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the Bulgarian literature, education and culture and Slavic literature, for his long work in the field of culture in the region and in the country;
- Honorary badge of the town of Haskovo for its long-term activity and the establishment of the community work in the municipality of Haskovo.

Aleksander Milushev


For the best


The best 5 sloists and 3 duos in mini and children categories are participating in the concert. They compete for the awards for Best Mini Soloist and Best Mini Duoo in the festival no matter the dancing style. MINI BEST GALA Concert is held on Saturday evening during Magic World Festival.


On Sunday's concert the TOP 5 soloists and TOP 5 duos in juniors and adults, as well as the TOP 15 choreographies in groups and formations are competing for the biggest awards of the festival - GRAND PRIX, BEST SOLOIST, BEST DUO, BEST PEDAGOGUE, BEST CHOREOGRAPHER and more special awards.


MAGIC WORLD is partnering with world famous schools, theaters and universities in Europe, USA and Canada which support the best dancers on our stages with short term and long term scholarships. Scholarships for education and participation at international events are provided by members of our judge panel too.


Mineralni Bani Municipality
Haskovo Municipality
Dance Club Rona
Broadway Dance Center
Ateneo Della Danza
Ministry of Culture Bulgaria