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Iliana Chivarova

Iliana Chivarova was born in Sofia (Bulgaria). She was educated at the Ballet School of Wiener Staatsoper. In 2004 she became a member of the Wiener Staatsopernballett and in 2010 she was appointed Demi-soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett.

Her repertory comprises Moyna and Zulma in Elena Tschernischovas „Giselle“, Zigeunerin in Rudolf Nureyev’s "Don Quixote", Solo-Schatten in Vladimir Malakhovs „Die Bajadere“, Großer Schwan and Polnischer Tanz (Soloist) in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Fee der Bescheidenheit in Peter Wrights „Dornröschen“,Kaiserin Elisabeth and Prinzessin Louise in Kenneth MacMillans „Mayerling“, Freundin in Frederick Ashtons "La Fille mal gardée", Dienstmädchen in Roland Petits "Die Fledermaus" (excerpt 1st Act) and roles in Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Jerome Robbins' "The Concert" and “The Four Seasons”, Jiří Kyliáns „Sechs Tänze“, William Forsythes „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“, Jiří Bubeníčeks „Le Souffle de l’esprit“, Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", George Balanchines „Symphonie in C“, John Crankos “Onegin” und Rudolf Nureyev’s “Raymonda”. She created roles in Jorma Elos „Ein Sommernachtstraum“ and András Lukács’ „Movements to Stravinsky“.

Awards and honours: Gold medal: Concours International de Danse Classique de Biarritz (2005).