Veselin Hristov Ivanov

Veselin Hristov Ivanov

Veselin Hristov Ivanov (Barborkov) was born on June 28, 1995, in Pavlikeni.

He completed his secondary education at the Language Gymnasium in Lovech, specializing in German language in 2014.

In the same year, he was accepted into Paisii Hilendarski University in Plovdiv, studying "Acting for Drama Theater" under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Veselin Rankov and Asst. Ivanа Papazova. During his education, he performed texts by authors such as Dostoevsky, Salinger, Shakespeare, and Chekhov on the stage of the university theater.

He graduated with performances in "Darjavnite Lipi" by St. L. Kostov and "The Charms of Infidelity" by Valentin Krasnogorov.

He completed his studies in May 2018, and in September of the same year, he became part of the troupe of Drama Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev". He made his debut on the Shumen stage with the performance "Pippi Longstocking" and later participated in various productions for children.

His debut on the big stage came a year later in the performance "Aleko. Smyah nad Mrachni Stranitsi" directed by Maxima Boeva and Lyubomir Kolaksazov.

In March 2020, he stood in front of the camera for the first time in Episode 32 of Season 9 of the series "Stolen Life", and in April 2022, he made his debut in cinema in the film "Alo" directed by Stefan Komandarev.

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Dimitriya Milusheva

Dimitriya Milusheva

Dimitriya Milusheva was born on March 12th in Pazardzhik. As a child, she attended ballet classes, swimming, and various theatrical circles in her hometown. From 2000 to 2002, she was part of the educational theater at Plovdiv University under the guidance of Hristo Tserovski.

In 2007, she graduated with a major in "Acting for Drama Theater" from Paisii Hilendarski University in Plovdiv, in the class of Prof. Elisaveta Sotirova with assistant Todor Dimitrov. As part of her studies, she portrayed the naive Rosette in "No Trifling with Love" directed by Hristo Tserovski, and Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Todor Dimitrov. She also played Rosaline in "Love's Labour's Lost" directed by Vyara Nacheva, and many other roles. In her diploma performances, she had the opportunity to immerse herself in the role of Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard," directed by Todor Dimitrov.

From 2007 to 2010, she worked as an actress at the "Racho Stoyanov" Drama Theater in Gabrovo. Her first role on a professional stage was as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," directed by Nevena Miteva. In the Gabrovo Theater, she collaborated with two Romanian directors. In their productions, she portrayed the cunning and assertive Didina in "Carnival Story" by Karadzhale, directed by Mihai Lundjanu, and the young mistress in "Love Quadrangle" by Karine Hodikyan, directed by Hakob Kazandzhyan. She also performed in the non-verbal play "Tatul," directed by Nadya Asenova and Nevena Miteva, and participated with it in festivals in Iran and Egypt.

She has also participated in performances for children, including "The Forest Maiden" directed by Nadya Asenova, and "The Merry Traffic Light" directed by Nevena Miteva.

Dimitriya played the role of a young woman and a witch in the play "Enyovden" directed by Yavor Binev, in a joint production with the Lovech Theater. This production was presented in exchange programs in Kiev.

In 2008, she participated in an international theater project at Thara Theatre in London, where she played Lucretia in "The Rape of Lucretia" directed by Mukul Ahmed.

Since 2009, she has been an actress at the Shumen Theater, where she has performed in numerous plays for both adults and children. She played the daughter in "The Happy Family," directed by Kolyo Mihaylov, and participated in the production of "Two on a Seesaw," directed by Yosif Surchadzhiev.

She took on the role of a student in "Dr." directed by Boyko Bogdanov, and Nina in "An Angel Emerged from the Fog," directed by Milen Dimitrov. She also portrayed Sonya in "Life in Three Versions," directed by Margarita Macheva, and played Neda in "The Beginning of Misunderstanding," directed by Plamen Markov. She participated in the dance performance "Kukeri" directed by Stefaniya Georgieva.

In 2022, she appeared in the film "Alo" directed by Stefan Komandarev.

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Kolyo Staykov

Kolyo Staykov

Kolyo Staykov was born on March 27, 1962, in the city of Sliven. From 2008 to 2012, he worked at Montfiz, where he staged "The Kingdom of Women", "Graffiti" "Golemanov", "The Light Princess", and "Mrasnitza". He has also worked at DKT "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen and DT "Geo Milev" in Stara Zagora. He has portrayed numerous roles in puppet and dramatic performances, some of which include:

Roles in Dramatic Theater "Geo Milev" - Stara Zagora:

2022: Egey in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, translated by Valeri Petrov, directed by Elena Panayotova, set and costume design by Nikolina Kostova-Bogdanova, music by Hristo Namlev, choreography by Romina Slavova.

2021: Yasha in "The Cherry Orchard" by A. P. Chekhov, translated by Ventsel Raychev, directed by Bina Haralampieva, set and costume design by Teodora Lazarova, music by Asen Avramov, focus by Ronso.

Balthazar in "The Lying Kind" by Antony Nielsen, translated by Zlatna Kostova, directed by Nikolay Urumov, set design by Zlatan Dryanov, musical scenes by Ivan Stoyanov.

2020: Sanatorium Director in "Crawling under the Rainbow" by Georgi Markov, directed by Ivalin Dimitrov.

Hadji Kosta in "The Phoney Civilization" based on Dobri Voynikov, stage adaptation and text of songs by Rayna Tomova, directed by Yosif Surchadzhiev, set and costume design by Maria Dimanova, music by Andrey Drenikov, choreography by Kremena Kostova.

2019: Sheban in "Pleasures of Deception" by Valentin Krasnogorov, directed by Hristofer Nedkov, set and costume design by Maria Dimanova, musical environment and plasticity by Anna Maria Nedkova.

Pop Stavri in "Chichovci" by Ivan Vazov, dramatization by Yuri Dachev, directed by Bina Haralampieva, art by Teodora Lazarova, music by Asen Avramov. Vasily-Prostovatiya in "Energetic People" by Vasily Shukshin, stage adaptation and direction by Nikolay Urumov, set and costumes by Kiril Naumov, musical scene by Ivan Stoyanov.

Sima in "Pleasures of Deception" by Valentin Krasnogorov, directed by Hristofer Nedkov, set and costume design by Maria Dimanova, musical environment and plasticity by Anna Maria Nedkova.

Roles in Dramatic-Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" - Shumen:

2017: Director Nozharov in "Choristers" by Nikolay Gunderov and Dimitar Sabov, directed by Nikolay Gunderov, music by Andrey Drenikov, set design by Emil Nedelchev, costume design by Dilyana Asenova.

2016: Ilya in "Angel Comes out of the Fog" by Pyotr Gladilin, directed by Milen Dimitrov, set design by Valeriya Veleva.

Psychiatrist in "One Face - Two Opposites" by Dario Fo, directed by Mikhail Petrov, set and costumes by Dilyana Asenova, music by Plamen Mirchev-Mirona.

2015: Shibil in "Staroplaninski Legendi" based on Yordan Yovkov, dramatization and direction by Nadya Asenova, costumes by Dilyana Asenova, music by Dobrin Vekilov-Doni, vocals by Antoaneta Dobreva-Neti.

2014: Dragan in "To the Abyss" by Ivan Vazov, directed by Bina Haralampieva, stage revision by Yuri Dachev, set and costume design by Dilyana Asenova.

2013: Ernie Cusack in "Rumors" by Neil Simon, directed by Mikhail Petrov, set design and costumes by Dilyana Asenova.

Baron in "Caviar and Lentils" by Luigi Pirandello and Renzo Tarabusi, directed by Andrei Kaludov, set and costume design by Dilyana Asenova, music by Hristo Yotsov.

2012: Pop Stayko in "The Counterfeiters" based on "Vrajalets" by St. L. Kostov, stage version and direction by Dimitar Sharkov, set and costume design by Dilyana Asenova.

Vuycho Blagoy in "Doctor" by Branislav Nušić, stage adaptation and direction by Boyko Bogdanov, set design by Dilyana Asenova.

The colleague in "Heartless" by Zdrava Kamenova, directed by Vasilena Radeva, set design by Ralitsa Toneva, music by Yuri Bondzhukov, choreography by Galina Borisova.

2011: Aldomirovtsi in "Flight" by Stanislav Stratiev, directed by Bina Haralampieva, set design by Teodora Lazarova.

2010: Isak in "Unhappy Family Plays 'Ivanko'" based on texts by Vasil Drumev, dramaturgical version by Yuri Dachev, directed by Yuri Dachev, set design by Dilyana Asenova.

The best man in "Balkan Syndrome" by Stanislav Stratiev, directed and set design by Kiril Angelov.

Luigi Yanielo in "Tears and Laughter" by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Yuri Dachev, set design by Dilyana Asenova.

2009 - Fragments of Life /Excerpt/ in "Rollback" based on Zahari Karabashliev, directed by Desislava Boyeva, set design by Elena Deleva.

The Mayor in "The Geratsite" by Elin Pelin, directed by Bina Haralampieva, set design by Teodora Lazarova.

Yegor Kartashov in "Bitter Bread" based on "A House of Gentlefolk" by Ivan Turgenev, directed by Boris Golubitsky.

2008: Ivan Palovich in "Meeting Point" by Dušan Kovačević, directed by Yuri Dachev, set design by Elena Deleva.

Evelio in "The Big Profit" by Hector Quintero, directed by Dimitar Sharkov, set design by Zarko Uzunov, costumes by Elena Ivanova, choreography by Alfredo Torres.

2007: Charles and Corin in "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, directed by Vladlen Aleksandrov, set and costumes by Elena Ivanova, music by Stenli, choreography by Daniel Rashev.

Grigoriy in "In a Strange Land" by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Golubitsky, art by Boris Golodnitsky.

2006: Lyuben in "Zmei" based on Petko Todorov and poems by Margarit Minkov, directed by Dimitar Sharkov, set design by Zarko Uzunov, costume art by Maria Blazheva, music by Stefan Valdobrev, plasticity by Mila Iskrenova.

2005: Tanasie Dimitrievich in "Unhappy Family" by Branislav Nušić, directed by Yuri Dachev, set and costume design by Radina Bliznakova.

2000: Nikoliev in "The New Pier" by St. L. Kostov, directed by Yurii Statkov, set and costumes by Nadezhda Miteva, musical arrangement by Mariana Valkanova.

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Viliana Dimitrova

Viliana Dimitrova

Viliana Dimitrova was born on October 15, 1998, in Varna.

As a child, Viliana joined the sailing team of the "Capt. Georgi Georgiev" Yacht Club in Varna and later became part of the national team of the Bulgarian Sailing Federation.

In her free time, if she is not at sea, you can find her at the quay in Varna.

She has also trained in various dance styles, including artistic gymnastics, modern ballet, salsa, and Bulgarian folk dances for many years. She loves to draw, and her new passion is aerial acrobatics.

During her high school years, she attended two acting schools - the "MAX" Studio of Valentin Mitev and the theatrical school of Nikolay Kenarov.

In 2017, she applied to the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) and was accepted into the class of Prof. Bonio Lungov. She graduated with performances in "Prikazki za Hitar Petar" directed by Prof. B. Lungov and "Boy and Wind" directed by Todor Valov.

In 2021, Viliana became a member of the troupe of the Drama-Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen.

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Rosen Karadjov

Rosen Karadjov

Rosen Karadzhov is a Bulgarian actor, born on May 14, 1999, in Dimitrovgrad.

He was accepted to NATFA "Krastyo Sarafov" in 2018 in the class of Prof. Rumen Rachev with a specialization in acting for puppet theater.

At NATFA, he participated in the plays "The Snow Queen" by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Prof. Rumen Rachev and Assoc. Prof. Boryana Georgieva, "PUK" by Valeri Perov, directed by Valentin Vladimirov, and "Astoria" by Jura Soyfer, directed by Valeriya Mineva-Lira.

He graduated in 2022 and immediately began his creative journey at Drama and Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen.

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Boryana Ivanova

Boryana Ivanova

Boryana Ivanova was born on December 16, 1998, in the city of Plovdiv. She actively practiced athletics for 8 years. In 2017, she graduated from the National Art High School 'Tsanko Lavrenov' with a major in 'Painting' in the city under the hills. Even then, she discovered her passion for theater and enrolled in higher education at NATFA 'Krastyo Sarafov,' specializing in 'Acting for Puppet Theater' in the class of Professor Bonyo Lungov (2017-2021).

She graduated with performances in 'Prikazki za Hitar Petar' directed by Bonyo Lungov, and 'Boy and Wind,' directed by Todor Valov. After completing her studies, she played her first professional role on stage at the Rodopi Drama Theater 'Nikolai Haytov' in Smolyan, with the role of Laura in the musical 'I'll Make You Fall in Love' by Nedialko Yordanov, directed by Adrian Petrov.

In 2022, she became a part of the troupe at the Drama Puppet Theater 'Vasil Drumev' in Shumen.

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Valery Zarkov

Valery Zarkov

Valeri Zarkov is an actor with extensive experience. He adores children and loves working for them. Some of his most memorable roles include:

Abel in "Game of Life and Death in the Ash Desert" by Horia Lovinescu,

Blagoy in "The Prize",

Chudomir in "In the Folds of Vitosha" based on P. Yavorov,

Rafe Clinch in "The Iron Lamp" by Dimitar Talev,

Count Dalbafierrita in "Mirançolina",

Little Wolf in "The Wolves Are Gone",

The Storyteller in "Two on the Swing",

Goran in "Geratsite",

Uncle Simeone in "Caviar and Lentils",

The Judge in "Absurd Person Singular",

Alexey Vinokurov in "Choristers",

Tsar Peter in "The Beginning of Misunderstanding", directed by Plamen Markov,

Pankras and the Notary in "The Bourgeois Gentleman" by Moliere, directed by Sŭbi Sŭbev,

Bodlivko in "The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids",

The Dog in "Town Musicians of Bremen",

The Wolf in "Pif, Paf, Puf",

The Thief in "Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren, directed by Sŭbi Sŭbev,

The Dog in "Kitten Jaf" by Grigory Oster, directed by Oleg Labozin,

The Grandpa and Prince Patladzhan in "Breakfast for a Princess" by Yanko Mitov, directed by Sŭbi Sŭbev.

Valeri Zarkov spends his free time walking around Shumen and maintaining his fitness to keep up with his younger colleagues. He loves children, sports, and the fresh air.

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Antoniya Ivanova Veleva

Antoniya Ivanova Veleva

Antoniya Ivanova Veleva is an actress born on August 16, 1990, in Plovdiv. In 2013, she graduated from the "Acting for Drama Theater" program as part of the class of Prof. Plamen Markov at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA). In 2015, she completed her Master's degree in "Acting for Theater and Cinema" with Assoc. Prof. V. Rankov again at NATFA. She also specialized in "Psychomotorics and Stage Movement" at NATFA "Kr. Sarafov" with Prof. D.F.N. Sv. Ivanov, Prof. Dr. P. Tsvetkova, and Prof. An. Savinova.

Over the years, she has played various roles, some of which are in productions such as:

"Burundanga" as Silvia by J. Galceran, directed by Blagoy Boichev, at the Vasil Drumev Drama Theatre in Shumen.

Project "Linkage," directed and choreographed by Filip Milanov, a dance theatrical platform.

"Play 27" as She by A. Slapovsky, directed by Assoc. Prof. V. Rankov, at the Theatre of the Bulgarian Army.

Atelier "That Something" based on Y. Yovkov, directed by Prof. M. Mladenova and Prof. Iv. Dobchev, at the Satirical Theatre "Aleko Konstantinov" in Sofia.

"The Government Inspector" as Misha by N.V. Gogol, directed by Prof. Plamen Markov, at the Stoyan Buchvarov Drama Theatre in Varna.

"Gushtercheto" as Scoripia by Alexander Volodin, directed by Prof. Plamen Markov, at the Satirical Theatre "Aleko Konstantinov" in Sofia.

"The Two Arrows" as Tortoise by Alexander Volodin, directed by Prof. Plamen Markov, at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia.

"Gymnastics for Pregnant Women" as the Lecturer by Z. Kameneva, directed by K. Angelov, at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia.

"Saga" as Margarita by D. Fischyrov, directed by V. Radeva, at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia.

She has also participated in several film productions, including:

The television series "Don't Mind Me" as Natalia.

"I Am You" as the Poetess, based on "Adriana" by T. Dimova, and "A Novel Without a Title" by D. Dimov; screenplay by V. Ganev and St. Kostartov; directed by P. Popzlatev.

"Fear of Commitment" as She, a short film directed by Sl. Mitrev at NATFA.

"Almost by Chekhov" as Aneta, screenplay by D. Bodzhakov, directed by P. Valchanov.

Antoniya loves nature, wandering aimlessly in the park, and observing people. She adores everything related to mint and coffee, and she also loves giving birth to children!

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Nikola Oreshkov

Nikola Oreshkov

Nikola Oreshkov is an actor born on May 2, 1988, in the city of Plovdiv. In 2013, he graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in the class of Plamen Markov, completing "Acting for Dramatic Theater." Over the years, he has portrayed various roles, and some of them were in the following productions:

2012: "Forest Spirit" - directed by Bogdan Petkanin;

2013: "Provincial Anecdotes" - directed by Ivaylo Hristov;

2013: "In Open Seas" - directed by Slavomir Mrozek;

2014: "Carnival" by Jordi Galceran - directed by Stefan Spasov;

2014: "Chichovtsi" by Ivan Vazov - directed by Petar Todorov;

2017: "Three Sisters" - directed by Delyan Iliev;

2018: "Now" - directed by Krasimir Rankov;

2018: "Debelyanov and the Angels" - Dramatic Theater Plovdiv, directed by Diana Dobreva;

2019: "Kalunya-Kalya" - directed by Blagoy Boychev;

2020: "Priklyucheniya Opasni s Geroy Sladkoglasni" - directed by Adrian Petrov.

Nikola is also active in film and television. In 2015, he participated in the movie "Karatsi." In 2016, he appeared in episode 3 of "Stolen Life," and in 2019, he took part in "The Devil's Throat."

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Katrin Lalova

Katrin Lalova

Katrin Lalova was born in 1997 in Sofia.

In 2021, she graduated in puppet theater acting, under the guidance of Professor Bonyo Lungov at NATFA.

In the same year, she joined the troupe of the Shumen Theater.

Her professional stage career began with the children's play "Breakfast for a Princess," where she portrayed Princess Marulka.

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Svetlin Ivanov

Svetlin Ivanov

Svetlin /Svetlyo/ Ivanov was born on September 8, 1996, in Sofia.

As a child, Svetlyo joined the ITF Taekwon-do team at the "Levski-Angels" club. He has trained in various combat arts, including MMA, classical boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai.

He also works with clay and paints, but his newfound passion is animals.

In his free time, he loves being in nature.

In 2015, Svetlyo applied to the New Bulgarian University. He graduated with the performance "Seagull, Seagulls... The Seagull!" directed by Prof. Vazkresiya Vihyrova.

In 2019, Svetlyo became part of the troupe at the Drama Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen. There, he participated in "Condemned Souls" by Boyko Iliev, "The Bourgeois Gentleman," "Mihal Mishkoed," "Introduction to Their Picture," and "Aleko, Smyah nad Mrachni Stranici."

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Valentin Chenkov

Valentin Chenkov

Valentin Chenkov was born on January 31, 1964, in Plevеn. He graduated from the "Russian Language Gymnasium" in Plevеn with Russian and German languages. He won first place in the city chess championship for juniors.

He participated in the studio of the renowned actress Sasha Filipova and in the production of Plevеn Theater: "The Bedbug" by Mayakovsky, directed by Elena Tsikova.

In 1984, he was accepted into VITIZ (National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts) in the class of Prof. Sasho Stoyanov. His diploma works were "Serdariat" by Grigor Parlichev, directed by Sasho Stoyanov, and Enobarbus in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Shakespeare, directed by Tsvetana Stoyanova.

In 1988, he became part of the troupe at the Drama and Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen, where he has remained to this day. He has played over 100 roles. Some of the most significant ones include: Botеv in "The Secret Supper of Deacon Levski" directed by Boris Pankin, Chicken in "Kingdom of Earth" by Tennessee Williams directed by Boyko Bogdanov, Starbuck in "The Rainmaker" by Richard Nash directed by Prof. Grisha Ostrovski, John Smith in "Between Two Chairs" directed by Bogdan Serchadzhiev, Chushkarov in "Duel" by Ivan Vazov directed by V. Burilkov, Cassius Calhoun in "The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid directed by Lyubo Dekovski, Kochev in "The New Harbor" directed by Yuri Statkov, Quilty in "Lolita" by Nabokov directed by Dimitar Dimitrov, The Priest in "Mandrake" by Machiavelli, directed by Boyko Bogdanov, The Father" in "Sisters" by Razumovska, directed by Vasilena Radeva, Polixenes in "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare, directed by Nadya Asenova, Man in "Aleko. Smyah nad Mrachni Stranitsi" directed by Maxima Boeva, Father Olivares in "Condemned Souls" by Dimitar Dimov directed by Boyko Iliev, The Stranger in "The Lunar Room" by Paveri Petrov directed by Vuzkresiya Viharova, and many, many others.

He has won a number of awards, including the 1st prize for "Actor's Art of the Actors Participating in the Performance 'Where Bulgaria Begins'" and "For True - Documentary and Strong Impact Ensemble Play" at the National Festival of Small Theatrical Forms in Vratsa in 2016. The play "Where Bulgaria Begins" also received a nomination at the "Askeer" Academy Awards for "Best Performance" in 2016 and won an award for Best Overall Performance at the "Drumevi Theatrical Holidays. New Bulgarian Drama" in Shumen in 2016.

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Nikoleta Velcheva

Nikoleta Velcheva

Nikoleta Velcheva was born on July 9, 1998, in Varna.

As a child, Nikoleta was involved in various sports: artistic gymnastics, swimming, diving, folk dances, hip-hop, salsa, and others. During her high school years, she attended two acting schools - "Theater Studio” with Stoyan Radev and Veselina Mihalkova, and the theatrical school of Nikola Kenarov. In 2016, she played the role of Rosaline in "Romeo and Juliet," a performance by "Theater Studio”.

The following year, she participated in "Shakespeare in Love", a performance by the Stoyan Buchvarov Drama Theater, directed by Prof. Plamen Markov.

In 2017, Nikoleta decided to apply for acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) and was accepted into the class of Prof. Plamen Markov. During her training at the academy, she took on roles like Lyubov Andreevna in "The Cherry Orchard," Teresa in "The Memory of Water”, and Anna Petrovna in "Platonov." Her first diploma performance was "Nechistata" directed by Kalin Angelov, where Nikoleta played the ominous role of the old witch.

Another diploma performance she took part in was "We Are Dolls," directed by Elitsa Yovcheva, where she portrayed a powerful and capricious queen.

After graduating in 2021, Nikoleta enrolled in a master's program in "Stage Arts. Management and Production."

In 2022, she participated in the musical "Grease" at the Varna Opera, embodying the fun and greedy character of Jan.

Currently, Nikoleta is a member of the troupe at the Drama and Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen.

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Alexandra Mihailova

Alexandra Mihailova

Alexandra Mihaylova is an actress at Drama and Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen since 2007. She started her journey in acting in 1999 as a part of the theatrical studio "Igra" at the House of Culture "Sredets" in Sofia.

Under the direction of Petar Varbanov, she portrayed Bianca in "People with Suitcases" by H. Levin, Mrs. Peachum in "The Threepenny Opera" by B. Brecht, and Hanna in "The Kitchen" by Arnold Wesker.

In 2003, she moved to Plovdiv and became a part of the first class for acting for drama at Paisii Hilendarski University. The class was led by Professor Elisaveta Sotirova and assistant director Todor Dimitrov. She appeared in two diploma performances, playing Lyubov Andreevna Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard" by A.P. Chekhov, and Mary Brenham and Captain David Collins in "The Cut" by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Between 2008 and 2017, as a professional actress, she participated in projects at the Shakespeare School "Petrunden." There, she collaborated with the English director Rex Doyle in productions like "Pericles" as Thaisa, "As You Like It" as Rosalind, "The Tempest" where the role of Prospero was adapted for her, and many others.

In 2012, she completed the master's program in Acting for Theater and Cinema under the guidance of Professor Plamen Markov at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov." Alexandra graduated with roles of Lucy in "Disease of Youth" by F. Bruckner, directed by Plamen Markov (co-production with Drama Theater "St. Kiril and Metodii" - Sliven) and Liz in "The Illusion" by Pierre Corneille, directed by Margarita Mladenova (co-production with Drama Theater "Nikolay Masalitinov" - Plovdiv).

Thanks to the program, she made her debut with two film roles as Racheto in "The End of the Rope," directed by Docho Bodzhakov, and Lelya Katya in "Bolero," directed by Svetoslav Ovcharov. Over 15 years at the Shumen Theater, she has played numerous roles, including Woman A in "Kutsulan or The Wolf Madonna" by Konstantin Iliev, Maman in "Your Coffee, Mr. Minister" by H. Garbea, The Student in "The Sand Puzzle" by Yana Dobreva, and many others. Some of her recent roles at the theater include Maria in "Mihal Mishkoed" by S. Dobroplodni, Ines in "Life in Three Versions" by Yasmina Reza, Xanthippe in "Socrates' Last Night" by St. Tsanev, and Emi in "An Introduction to Their Picture" by M. Minkov, directed by Stoyko Murdzhev.

For her role as Emi, Alexandra received the Best Actress Award from the "New Bulgarian Drama" Theater Festival in 2021.

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Yanislava Linkova

Yanislava Linkova

Yanislava Linkova was born on December 16, 1979, in Ruse. As a student, she attended the Theater School of Actors Nikola Chilov and Aneta Yankova, under the direction of Valery Pârlïkov, where she took her first steps on the stage.

She graduated with a major in Acting for Drama Theater from NATFA "Krastio Sarafov," in the class of Prof. Plamen Markov.

In 2004, she became part of the troupe at Drama Theater "Geo Milev" in Stara Zagora. Later, she joined the Drama-Puppet Theater "Vasil Drumev" in Shumen. Subsequently, she also became a member of the troupe at Drama Theater in Lovech.

She has performed under the direction of Ivaylo Hristov, Plamen Markov, Stajko Murdjev, Kristiana Boyadzhieva, Lucian Sabados, and many others.

Among her notable roles are Maria in the play "The Goat's Horn" by Nikolay Haytov, directed by Kristiana Boyadzhieva; Joanna in "Introduction to Their Picture" by Margarit Minkov, directed by Stajko Murdjev; the White Kuker in "Kukeri," a plastic-dance performance by Stefanija Georgieva, inspired by the ancient parable of rebirth, and many others.

Yanislava loves traveling, freedom, and crème caramel.

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Victoriya Stefanova Striliova

Victoriya Stefanova Striliova

Victoria Strilova is from Sofia. She was born on October 8, 1996. She graduated from 137 High School "Angel Kanchev" in Sofia in 2013-2016. She completed her education at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov," specializing in acting for puppet theatre, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Konstantin Karakostov in 2023.

Stage Experience:

Satirical Theatre "Aleko Konstantinov"

Theatrical and Film Studio "Defisto" from 2017 to 2019.

In the following productions:

"Tales for Small and Big" based on Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Dimitar Elenov, in the roles of the bear, the Chinese, the card, and the enchanted forest.

"Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer" based on Mark Twain, directed by Dimitar Elenov, in the role of the character Jen.

"Too Much Love.." based on Shakespeare, directed by Dimitar Elenov, in the role of Lady Macbeth.

National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov":

Puppet Theatre at NATFA from 2021 to 2023.

"Love of Don Perlimplin" based on Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Bonio Lungov, in the role of Belila.

"White Tale" based on Valeri Petrov, directed by Konstantin Karakostov, in the role of the fawn.

"Random Station" based on Bulgarian writers, directed by Svetoslav Dobreve, in the roles of the journalist and Ganaka.

Additional Work:

"The Frog Prince" based on the Brothers Grimm, directed by Slavcho Malenov, in the role of the princess.

"Tistou - The Boy with Green Thumbs" based on Maurice Druon, directed by Svetoslav Dobreve and Valeria Kardashevska, in the role of the narrator.

Victoria Strilova possesses skills in singing, Bulgarian folklore and ritual dances, stage and aerial acrobatics, stage fencing, dubbing, and working with various puppet systems, including improvised puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, rod puppets, flat puppets, and others.

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Kalin Pacherazki

Kalin Pacherazki

Kalin Pacherazki was born on March 5, 1992, in Sofia. From a young age, he demonstrated his artistic talents through recitals, singing, and Eastern arts.

As a first-year student at NATFA, he was selected for the leading role in the play "Jump!" by Zdrava Kamenova, directed by Kalin Angelov, performed at Theater Sofia for 8 seasons. Following that, he and actress Maria Statulova presented the play "Out of Control," a modern drama awarded 1st place at the Sofia Theater competition. He graduated in 2015 in the class of Prof. Ivan Dobchev. His diploma roles include Petya Trofimov in "Sold" based on A. P. Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," directed by Prof. Margarita Mladenova, and Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye" based on J. D. Salinger, directed by Prof. Ivan Dobchev, among others. His first professional role was Tom Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams at the Sfumato Theatre Workshop, directed by Yordan Slaveykov and Dimitar Kasabov, running for 7 seasons. The performance "Hamelin," featuring him, won the "Icarus" awards in 2017 for debut - direction and acting. Other productions with Kalin Pacheraski include "Ward No. 6" by A. P. Chekhov at Sfumato Theatre, directed by Boyan Kracholov, "The Balkans Are Not Dead" by Dejan Dukovski, directed by Stefan Zarev at Theatre Ivan Dimov in Haskovo, and the play "The Beginning of Misunderstanding" at Theatre Vasil Drumev in Shumen, where Kalin played the role of Sencler.

In cinema, Kalin played the lead role in the film "I Don't Like You," directed by Borislav Kostov, as well as in several short films.

His other interests include Eastern martial arts, history, and sci-fi.

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Blagoy Boychev

Blagoy Boychev

Blagoy Boychev was born in the city of Shumen in 1986. He completed his secondary education in 2005 at the National High School for Humanities and Arts in Varna. Afterward, he pursued acting at NATFA in the class of Prof. Plamen Markov, graduating in 2009. In the same year, he joined the Modern Theatre troupe under the artistic direction of Ivaylo Hristov.

In 2011, he became a co-founder of the association "Replica." He participated in numerous productions on both state and independent stages as an actor. In 2014, together with the Replica Theatre troupe, he received the Stoyan Kambarev Artistic Flight Award. In 2015, he earned a master's degree in the History of Philosophy from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and has scientific publications in the journal "Christianity and Culture."

In 2016, he completed a specialization in "Directing for Dramatic Theatre" under the guidance of Prof. Plamen Markov. In 2020, he received an award for directing the play "Kalunya-Kalya" at the "Stage, Palette, Word" festival in Plovdiv. In 2023, he enrolled as a doctoral student at NATFA, faculty of Stage Arts.

Currently, Blagoy Boychev serves as the manager of the Replica Theatre and is the chief organizer of the NEDRAma International festival-laboratory. He has extensive experience in the field of documentary theatre and, in 2021, led the workshop on documentary theatre at the NEDRAma International festival-laboratory.

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