Stage 1 - "Zarya-1858"
(11, Svoboda Square)
Stage 2 - Youth Center
(41, Bulgaria blvd)
Stage 3 - Sports hall "Druzhba"
(2, Dragoman Str.)
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"!
Our professional team of judge stars:
Founder and Director of Baleto di Siena, Founder and Artistic Director of the Professional Education course in a.s.d Ateneo della Danza where he teaches Ballet, Contemporary, Contact, Duos, Pointe Technique, ABT Affiliate Teacher. Marco Batti has studied dance methodology at The Royal Ballet School in London, studied and certified by Vaganova Academy of S. Petersburg, certified teacher in Gyrotonic Expansion System, also graduated the University of Florence- Medicine and Surgery, Sports and Physical Sciences department.
Marco has also studied in the following schools - The Ailey School (Horton method), The Martha Graham School, Limon Institute, The Merce Cunningam Studio, Paul Taylor School, Isadora Duncan Foundation, Studio Maestro, and Suzanna Marek. Marco is a guest teacher in USA, Cuba, Spain, England, Bosnia, France, and Italy and for first time in Bulgaria at MAGIC WORLD International Dance Festival.
Marco has a numerous awards as a Best Choreographer at different competitions, also in University Association UNIXTUTTI of Siena, First Italian Teacher to graduate from the American Ballet Theater ® National Training Curriculum, member of CID-UNESCO. He registers his own methods – 1) Biomechanics of Dance in Water Method, 2) The CAVALCARDANZANDO Method: a playing – educative path between horse riding and dance; 3) C.J.M.B. Method (Contemporary Jazz Marco Batti).
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.
Teacher and choreographer at Academy Talent Show. He works with Academy RAI 1 and Academy RAI 2. He is famous with participating in Dance n Hold Jim TV, Ti Lascio una canzonne RAI 1.
Phil has done the trailer’s choreography for Fame movie. He also participates in many videos of world famous singers such like Justin Timberlake (Summer Love), Craig David (Hot Stuff, Whats yr Flava), Mariah Carey (It’s like that, Shake it off, We belong), Se7en (Crazy), Britney Spears, Back Street Boys, Jeanette Biederman, Brandy, Outcast, Wu Tang Clan and many others. He works with them in their tours and concerts as a choreographer, dancer and supporting actor.
Phil is working with Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Freddy, BMW, Opel, Rifle jeans, Oneil, Interjeans, Fibbo, etc. He works in Italy very often. This year he will be again a part of the judge team at MAGIC WORLD Festival.
Eleonora Circio (Italy)! She has graduated Balletto di Roma. She has also been a ballet, contemporary, modern and character dance student at the Pro art Magdanza Center attached to the Rey Juan Carlos I university of Madrid with V level exam certification. Eleonora Circio is a ballet and contemporary teacher and choreographer for Tutu Guri dance school in Sant Just, Barcelona. She is also working as a neoclassical and contemporary dancer of the corps of ballet of the company of Operetta “Pecheurs” Dona Francisquita, Liceu Theater Opera of Barcelona. Eleonora is an assistant teacher for Alexandre Stephkine in summer stage. Also she is a dancer in Raffaele Paganini and Luigi Martelleta’s produtions, Atelier della Danza. In 2021\2022 she is a teacher and choreographer for ballet auditions with the CONI diploma in Rome. Working as a contemporary, modern and ballet teacher at the Menchella Club School in Castelforte, Italy.
Sylvia Tomova - Artistic Director of the Ballet of the Stara Zagora Opera
She is a graduate of the elite State Ballet Academy "A. J. Vaganova "in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her career started at the National Opera and Ballet, where she was a prima ballerina with over 90 major roles. She is a Laureate at the International Ballet Contests in Varna, Osaka, Paris and Moscow. Silviya has been teaching at the National School of Dance Arts, at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts, New Bulgarian University. She has been the Director of the National Ballet - Sofia, the Ballet of the Plovdiv Opera, the Ballet troupe of the Opera in Rousse, and currently is a Director of the Ballet of the State Opera - Stara Zagora.
In 2017 she was awarded the Stara Zagora special prize of the Mayor of Stara Zagora, Zhivko Todorov for her outstanding contribution to the development of ballet art and culture in Stara Zagora. In November 2017, she received an award for an overall contribution to world dance art as a ballerina, choreographer and pedagogue, artistic director of an international ballet by the FINI DANCE Foundation, New York, the organizer of TIRANA DANCE FESTIVAL 2017. In 2018 she was awarded an honorary "Golden Age" - a star and a diploma for significant contribution in the development and promotion of Bulgarian culture and national identity.
Aneliya Dimitrova (Bulgaria) - Prima ballerina of the State opera of Stara Zagora. She studied ballet from the age of five. Graduated from NUMSI Hristina Morfova, Stara Zagora with classical ballet. Her repertoire includes the main roles in the ballet productions "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "Don Quixote", "The Nutcracker", "Bayadere", "Romeo and Juliet", "Paquita", "Firefighter", "Pilate's Dream", "Chopiniana" and more.
Dušan Vodlan (Slovenia) - WADF judge. Dušan Vodlan is a sport director of the Dance club Lukec, founded in 1990. For over 25 years he has been an active dancer in ST and LA dances, tap dancer, jazz dance, disco, show dances, hip hop, folklore dances throughout the former Yugoslavia. As a coach and choreographer, he worked in the domestic club for over 35 years as well as in other clubs in Slovenia.
In 2004 he received a golden plaque for his 30 year performance and successful development of dance in Krško, a plaque for the story which began in 1974. For his 40 years of work in the field of dance, he received a very rare award in 2014, named the Golden Medal for "Living with Dance" by the Association of Cultural Associations of Slovenia. In his successful career, he had won a huge number of medals at national, European and World championships with his dancers. He is most proud of the fact that his sons Sebastian and Luka fell in love with dancing as well and are more than successfully continuing his work in the dance field.
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.
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.
Director of Forballet, works with dancers, schools, choreographers and teachers for initiatives aimed at the dissemination of all forms of dance. Teresita is an International juror at many competitions including the famous Pridansp in São Paulo, Brazil.
Through workshops, internships, competitions and initiatives, Teresita gives different opportunities to the young talents, to choreographers or dancers. She is the only Italian representative of the Acts University in Paris and actively works throughout Europe for the Rambert School in London.
Together with Danzaeffebi and Michele Politi, for years, she has organised the stage "The French Style of Dance" with the Professors of the School of the Paris Opera House, with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the auditions for the PNSD Rosella Hightower in Cannes- Mougins as well as the selections for the introductory course of the Rome Opera House. She is the Artistic Director of the Roma Dance Contest, a ten-year old international competition that hosts jurors and directors of the biggest companies and schools from all over the world.
Teresita del Vecchio
Matilde Campesi has graduated performing arts with diploma at Liceo Coreutico Germana Erba in Torino. Working as a soloist dancer of “Balletto di Siena. She performs the The Nutcracker”, “Don Quixote”, “Swan Lake” and many more classical and contemporary spectacles. With the years she was a dancer for “Andrea Chenier”, with Andrea Bocelli– Cor. Kristian Cellini, dancer for national television Rai Fiction “Non uccidere”, attended “Encuentro Internacional para la enseñanza del Ballet” and “Concurso Coreografico” at Escuela Nacional de Ballet Fernando Alonso, La Havana, Cuba. She has also worked in performances with Liceo Germana Erba.
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.
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
International WDSF dance judge. Organizer of many dance festivals, sports events even in three different sports. Owner of the acro and fit kids club in Belgrade and the founder of the discipline fit kids on the Balkans and in Europe. Today she lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Contemporary and show dance choreographer, expert, director of Tukums city dance school DEMO. Liene works professionally contemporary and hip hop dance performances. She is an Organizer of several international dance competitions (including Tukums Cup).
Her dance skills she has achieved in Germany, Russia, UK, Spain, Kazakhstan, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. Judged a lot of big competitions in several countries.
Two years in a row Liene Benina is awarded as a coach of the year in United Dance Nation ranking. Many times winner of several dance competiton for best choreography.
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.
Ivan Ivanov graduated from the State Choreographic School in 1993. specialty "Bulgarian folk dances". His professional education continues at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts - Plovdiv, Department "Bulgarian Folk Choreography". In parallel with his studies, he works as an artist - ballet dancer in the Folklore Ensemble "Thrace". From 2010 until today he is the chief choreographer of Enspemble for folkloric songs and dances "Kitna Trakia" - Haskovo. In 2011 he has created and still manages TC "Vodenitsa", In 2014 he has established and manages DTS "Pastritsa" to this day.
In 2019 he has received an award from the Ministry of Culture for contribution to the development and popularization of Bulgarian culture and art.
In 2022 publishes a collection of local lore with folklore choirs "Traditional Folklore Folk from Haskovo".
Ivan is a member of the jury at numerous folklore festivals in the country.
Marius is a WADF licensed international adjudicator. He is a Director and choreographer at Dance Conspiracy school. Marius is a former ballet soloist at National Operetta Theater Bucharest and former soloist dancer at Contemp Dance Company Bucharest.
For the best
MINI BEST GALA Concert
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.
BEST GALA Concert
On Sunday's concert the TOP 5 soloists and TOP 3 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.