Christian Tátchev —

Academy Director

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. He has danced all major classical roles, as well as works by celebrated choreographers of modern times.

Christian has worked with The Sofia Opera and Ballet and the Bulgarian contemporary dance company Ballet Arabesque, as well as with 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 company’s ballet academy.

Christian joined Queensland Ballet in 2008 after participating in the Company’s International Gala. He was appointed the Company’s Ballet Master in January 2012 after retiring from the stage in September 2011. He took up the position of Director of Training in 2013 and was named Academy Director in 2016.  Since his departure form stage, Christian has performed with the Company in a number of productions as a Character Artist.