Global Regional Jury Biography
Queensland Ballet Academy
Christian Tátchev trained at the National School of Choreography in Sofia, Bulgaria. He began his professional career at age 16, dancing his first leading roles shortly after and reaching the rank of Principal Artist in 2000. His repertoire includes most major classical roles, as well as works by celebrated choreographers of modern times.
During his dancing career, Christian has worked with The Sofia National Opera and Ballet, the Bulgarian contemporary dance company Arabesque, and the South African ballet companies PACT Ballet, Cape Town City Ballet and The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT). While with SABT, Christian was appointed Company Coach in addition to his rank as a Principal Artist and worked extensively with the South African Ballet Theatre’s Academy.
In 2008 Christian joined the Queensland Ballet after participating in the Company’s International Gala. Upon retirement from stage in 2011, he was appointed the Company’s Ballet Master, took up the position of Director of Training in 2013 and in 2016 was named Queensland Ballet’s Academy Director. He continues to perform with the Queensland Ballet a Character Artist.