International Masterclass Croatia

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Teachers in 2021.

Aleksandr Lukjanov 

(Ballet class)

Artistic director of "Ballet Masterclass" and ballet teacher


Aleksandr Lukjanov was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He has trained and worked with the major figures of Russian classical ballet including Denysenko, Dudinskaya, Bregvadze, Semizorova,  

 He was a principal dancer at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Northern Ballet  in Manchester, England. He was the first soloist of The State Opera and Ballet "T. Schevchenko" in Kiev and guest soloist at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as well as Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.  He was a member of international touring company "International Ballet Stars Berlin" with whom he performed on stages all over Europe and worldwide.  He danced all the leading roles of classical repertoire. Currently he is the artistic director and ballet teacher at IMC. He is frequently invited to give masterclasses in theatres and ballet schools all over Europe. 

Silvia Tomova 

(Ballet class & Repertoire)

Artistic director of State Opera Stara Zagora (Bulgaria)

SILVIA TOMOVA has graduated  Vaganova State Academy in Saint Petergburg, Russia. Her successful carrier is rooted with her long experience as a principal ballerina of Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet. Silvia has performed more than 90 leading roles in classical and neoclassical ballet.  She will remain famous for Odetta – Odilia – “Swan lake”, Mirta – “Giselle”, Margarita Gautier  -“Lady of the Camellias”, Demna – “Fire dancer” and many others.

Silvia Tomova has been awarded as laureate of International ballet competitions in Varna, Osaka, Paris and Moscow and further more she was judging in many International Ballet competitions in Paris, Luxembourg, Perm, Varna and Dobrich. She used to work as assistant-choreographer with George Yanku, Mario Piazza, Fredi Franzutti, Carla Fracci, and as a choreographer for Juelietta Kanalupi and Kristina Gyurova. 

Her students won prestigious awards and succeed on highest level in different international stages.

From 2005 she is the chairman of the Bulgarian Ballet Association where she worked on promoting new dancers and young artists in dance, music and art. 

Since 2016 Silvia Tomova is the artistic director of ballet troupe of State Opera in Stara Zagora.

Maša Kolar


Artistic director of Croatian National Theater in Rijeka

Education: School for Contemporary dance (Zagreb, Croatia)

Vlammse Dansacademie (Brugge, Belgium)

Dancing experience: Ballet Dresden (Germany),

Thoss Tanzkompanie, Quensland ballet (Brisbane, Australia), Aterballet (Italy)

Teaching experience: Dance Academy (Stockholm, Sweden)

Academy for dance (Interlochen, USA), ZKM, (Zagreb, Croatia), Aalto ballett (Essen, Germany)

Choreographic work: "Interval" for National Theater of Serbia (together with Zoran Marković), "Otelo" and "Don Juan" for Bitef Dance Company, three choreographic miniatures for Junior ballet Hamburg, "Pour homme et femme" and "Macbeth" for Croatian National Theater in Rijeka, "Bolero" for Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, "Allegro" for CNT Split.

Since 2017. Kolar is artistic director of Croatian National Theater "Ivan pl.Zajc" in Rijeka.  

Edina Pličanić

(Variations & Pointe class)

Principal ballerina at Croatian National Theatre

Immediately upon graduating from Zagreb ballet school Edina joined Ballet of the Croatian National Theater. In 2000. she is promoted to a soloist, and in 2003. becomes a principal ballerina of the same company. Troughout her career she has worked with many well known choreographers Ted Brandsen, Martino Muller, Hans van Mannen, Nacho Duato, Vasco Welencamp, Renato Zanella, Derek Dean, Dinko Bogdanic, Milko Sparemblek, Kristof Pastor, Edward Clug, Hugo Viera, Leo Mujić as well as danced with some great partners: Roberto Bolle in Swan Lake , Mathieu Ganio and Ronald Savkovic in Nutcracker, Friedemann Vogel and Mihail Kamskin in the The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Eris Nezha in Cinderella, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Raphael Coumes-Marquet in The Lady of the Camellias.
Her repertoary includes Juliette (Romeo and Juliette), Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Nikia/Gamzati (La Bayadere), Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker), Blanche DuBois (A Streetcar Named Desire), Terphsihora (Apollon Musagete), Sylphida (La Sylphide), Giselle, Mirtha (Giselle), Quitri (Don Quixote), Cinderella ( Cinderella), Swanhilde ( Coppelia), Marguerite Gauthier (The Lady of the Camellias), Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina), Paquita…

Olga Pango

(Repertoire & Pointe class)

Artistic director in Macedonian Opera & Ballet

Macedonian dancer, teacher and choreographer. Olga Pango studied  Ballet pedagogy& coreography at AMTY and at the  Academy of music AMTII - Plovdiv (Bulgaria).

Since 2017 Pango is Artistic director of Ballet in Macedonian Opera and Ballet in Skopje.  

Pavla Pećušak

(Variations & Pointe class)

Principal ballerina in CNT

Pavla finished school for classical ballet in zagreb and Academy for classical ballet in Munich in Mr Prokofiev's class. After finishing school she danced in  Bayerische Staatsballet München and from 2004. she is in Croatian national theatre in zagreb as a principal dancer.

Pavla danced all the major roles of classical repertoire and worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, John Neumeier, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani.

Sven Copony

(Contemporary class)

Ballet dancer & Contemporary teacher

Sven started his career in classical ballet rather late at the age of 17, but just two years later he got scholarship for  Hochschule für Musik und Theater München . Soon after graduating he got the contract with the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb. At Zagreb Dance Center Copony teaches a combination of Franklin method, human Kinetics,  Feldenkreis method and classical ballet. His choreographies can often be seen at the ballet competitions. Sven currently teaches at The School for Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance.