Ralitza (Rali) Iordanova – Vaganova-trained dance professional and ABT-certified instructor. Rali studied classical ballet under the legendary Prima Ballerina of Bulgaria, Krassimira Koldamova. In addition, Rali trained in the Martha Graham modern dance technique, under the instruction of Albena Atanassova. Rali performed as a corps member and as a soloist in various pre-professional and professional performances. In 2013, Rali successfully completed the ABT National Training Curriculum Primary through Level 7, under the instruction of ballet scholar Raymond Lukens. She joined Faubourg Ballet Theatre's staff in 2010, as an Academy & Production Director.
Under her classical instruction and contemporary choreography, Rali developed numerous winning classical and contemporary entries for competitions such as YAGP, WBAC, WBC, the Reklama Russian Festival, Carrie Rose Winski, NYCDA, IDO World Championship, NYCDA, JUMP, Precision Arts, to name a few. Students received scholarships to world-renowned ballet schools, as well as career opportunities to professional companies, such as Ballet West, ABT, the Royal Ballet, Washington Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, the Bolshoi Academy NY, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and more. Under Rali’s directorship, Faubourg Ballet Theatre and its students have earned multiple Grand Prix awards, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place awards, as well as Outstanding School, Outstanding Teacher, and Outstanding Choreography awards.
As an Academy Director, an instructor, and a mentor, Rali’s goal is to develop proficiency and depth in fundamental classical and contemporary technique, musicality, and artistry. Using a custom approach to each young student, Rali is ultimately targeting professional-level talent development for the world dance arena, alongside strong learning and leadership skills for any professional arena.