Boyko Dossev

Assistant Professor (Ballet)

Boyko Dossev studied at The National Ballet School in Sofia, Bulgaria where he was a student of Bisser Deyanov. He went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet Pedagogy and received his Master’s Degree in Choreography at The National Conservatory “Professor Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia. In 2016 he also received a Master’s Degree of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. 

Dossev has trained with renowned teachers including Irina Jacobson, Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov, and Lloyd Riggins. He previously danced with Jeune Ballet de France in Paris, as well as Hamburg Ballet, under the direction of John Neumeier, Dresden State Ballet-Semperoper Dresden, and Boston Ballet. 

Boyko Dossev received gold medals from The Bulgarian National Ballet Competition 1997 and Varna International Ballet Competition 2002. He has also appeared in numerous gala performances including “The Mega Gala Meeting of The Generations” at the Varna International Ballet Competition 2008. 

Dossev’s repertoire includes the works of such choreographers as John Cranko, John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián, August Bournonville, George Balanchine, Oleg Vinogradov, and many others. He has choreographed extensively and has created works for Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Hamburg Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School, Ballet Arkansas, Harvard University Ballet Company, and Emerson Dance Company. As a teacher, he has taught at Boston Ballet School, University of Maryland, Wellesley College, The Dance Complex – Cambridge, American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Festival Ballet Providence, Ballet Arkansas, and at JMS in Toulouse, France. 

Currently, Dossev is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance.