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 Dancer in 2000. He has danced most of the major classical roles as well as works by celebrated choreographers of modern times.

Christian has worked with the National Opera and Ballet and Ballet Arabesque in Sofia, and in South Africa, with PACT Ballet Company, Cape Town City Ballet and South African Ballet Theatre (SABT). There, he taught extensively at SABT’s ballet academy, was appointed Company Coach and choreographed a version of Don Quixote

Christian joined Queensland Ballet in 2008 after participating in the Company’s International Gala that year. He retired from the stage in September 2011 and was appointed Ballet Master in 2012. He took up the position of Academy Director in 2013.