IBC Varna 2016

The new regulations for the 27th International Ballet Competition Varna are available.


To the attention of dancers willing to compete in the 27th International Ballet Competition – Varna

Prepare for the First, Second and Third Rounds by observing the rules and requirements of the Competition Regulations for the 26th International Ballet Competition – Varna 2014 which is published on the Competition website


There will be no changes in the Obligatory Competition Repertoire for the 27th International Ballet Competition – Varna.

Should you have any question or need for further information please write to us at the following e-mail address:  varnaibc@gmail.com


In 2014 the world ballet community will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding in 1964 of the first in the world professional international ballet competition – Varna. We meet 2014 with a new website. Through it you will be the first to learn all news about the Competition, the participants, the Jury and the guests from all over the world. You will enjoy photos, interviews with and videos of the competitors, the awarding of laureates and their ballet career development. We will take you to the incredible atmosphere of the Open-Air Theatre in Varna that has treasured up the spirit of generations of artists. You will learn about everything new in the world of ballet, the appreciations of critics, the media and our partners. We will acquaint you with the pedagogues teaching in the International Summer Ballet Academy. The website will give access to the archives of the IBC, memories for the years and generations passed.

Welcome to our stage in the Internet!

26TH INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION – VARNA is scheduled July 15 – 30.2014

We are pleased to announce that the international jury of the 26th IBC- Varna 2014 will be chaired by prof. Vladimir Vasiliev from Russia.

International Ballet Competition – Varna is organized by Foundation “International Ballet Competition – Varna”. It will be held under the patronage of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Ms. Margarita Popova, under the honorary patronage of Ms. Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO, and with the kind cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Varna Municipality.

The forum in Varna is held in support of the candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture in 2019. Societe Generale Експресбанк is the main sponsor of the Competition.

laureates 2012