CFA Faculty Biography

Tzveta Kassabova
School of Theater + Dance
Visiting Assistant Professor
Specialization: Dance

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Tzveta Kassabova is a Bulgaria born independent choreographer, costume designer and installation artist named the ‘top 25 to watch’ for 2012 by Dance Magazine. Tzveta believes that dance is a visual art form. She has always been fascinated by the concept of space, and is constantly trying to address it, both in her choreography and design. At different times she has been a gymnast, physicist, and meteorologist. As a dancer, Tzveta has been part of Ed Tyler, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and David Dorfman Dance companies, and has performed in works of Mark Haim, Nancy Bannon, Maurice Fraga, Zoltan Nagy, Joshua Bisset, Netta Yerushalmy, and Colleen Thomas, among others. Her work as a choreographer has been presented at CSPAC (MD), Dance Place (DC), Kennedy Center (DC), Test!0 (Croatia), NBU(Bulgaria), Judson Church (New York City), Dixon Place (New York City), Mulberry Street Theater (New York City), Artomatic (Washington, DC), Reston Community Center (Virginia).  She received five MetroDC Dance Award (2008, 2011), the Prince George’s Arts Council Grant (2009, 2012) and Maryland State Arts Council Award (2010 and 2011). She holds three Masters degrees. Tzveta is currently a full time visiting professor at the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida. 



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