Jivko Jeliazkov – Artistic Director of Derida Dance Center
Jivko Jeliazkov holds a dual degree in Drama Theater and dance theater from the Bulgarian National Academy for Theater and Film Arts. His passion for contemporary performing art took him to Melbourne, Australia, where he specialized in Choreography in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of Arts. Since 2013, he is a chairman of the Guild for Contemporary Performing Arts, part of the Union of Artists in Bulgaria. He has directed and choreographed over 25 performances, many of which in international cooperation. In 2015, Jivko Jeliazkov received the Sofia Municipality Award for contribution to the development of contemporary artistic genres in Bulgaria.
The performance SINNER by Jivko Jeliazkov was awarded with IKAR by the Union of the Bulgarian actors for best performance of 2017.
His performance F63.9 has been selected as one of TOP20 performances of Europe in the frame of Spring Forward 2018 by Aerowaves platform.