Student Destinations 2020
Dancers at KS Dance and Student Destinations – Elliot Adams
It’s been an exciting couple of weeks pass for one of our current 3rd year male dancers; Elliot Adams. Elliott has secured and started a contract following a successful audition with ‘Varna State Opera Ballet Company’ Bulgaria and began learning the repertoire of Don Quixote with the company and new contemporary works already. All before the end of his final year. Congratulations Elliot!!
The KS Dance Community are all absolutely thrilled for him and wish him the very best of luck in his career as a Professional Male Ballet Dancer.
In Elliots time with us at, Elliot had gone on to achieve reaching the Semi Finals of BBC Young Dancer 2018, Barbara Geoghegan Award 2019 Commendation and Cyril Beaumont Scholarship 2019 Commendation.
The Varna Ballet was established simultaneously with the creation of the Varna Opera.
The first ballet master was Asen Manolov. Other ballet masters who have worked with the ballet dancers from 1960 to 1985, have considerably contributed to the development of the Varna Ballet and alongside their regular involvement in opera, operetta and musical spectaculars for children. Ekaterina Cheshmedzheva was the artistic manager of the ballet company for the period 1999-2014.
Since 2014 Svetlana Tonsheva is the artistic manager of the ballet company. The best known independent ballet productions are “ Raymonda by A. Glazunov, Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev, The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky, Spartacus and Cipollino by A Khachaturian, Giselle and Le Corsaire by A. Adam, La fille mal gardee by P. Hertel, Coppelia by L. Delibes, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov,
A csodalatos mandarin by L. Bartok, El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla, Les Sylphides by F. Chopin, Bolero by M. Ravel, La boheme bi G. Puccini, The Wall by R. Waters and Doctor Zhivago by K. Volkov.”
The Ballet dancers involved with the Varna Opera have had many famous Bulgarian ballet artists and choreographers work with them and also on tour in opera spectacles in Greece, Russia, India, Egypt, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Finland and Abu Dhabi.
We will certainly look forward to following Elliots career in this wonderful company and Student Destination.
“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” – Albert Einstein