Welcome on the webpage of Oriental Dream Festival, the first festival of authentic oriental dance in Romania!

Between the 12th -14th of May 2017 we have the pleasure to invite you to the ORIENTAL DREAM WEEKEND Bucharest, an event organised by the Association for the Development of Oriental Dance, which is addressed to the oriental dance community in Romania.

Since the Oriental Dream event has enjoyed lots of success at the previous editions and has grown every year thanks to the appreciation from the lovers of oriental dance, the organisers have prepared a new surprise for the 2017 edition! Therefore, a new and delightful feminine presence will make us the pleasure and the honour to be a special guest of the festival: Nadejda Stoykova! One of the most beloved teachers, choreographers and dancers from Bulgaria, with an extremely charismatic style and an experience of more than 15 years in oriental dance, Nadia will have workshops in Bucharest and will perform on the Oriental Dream stage!

The festival offers a varied program of workshops for all levels (instructors, professional dancers and students) and a qualitative gala show!

We are waiting for you and we thank you for supporting us!


Nadia Stoykova

Nadia Stoykova, professional dancer and choreographer, founder and leader of the largest dance centers in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, will be the special guest of Oriental Dream Weekend, organised by the Association for the Development of Oriental Dance in the period 12-14 of May 2017 in Bucharest.

The creative path of Nadia began with the Belarusian State Choreographic School at the Bolshoi Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. After five years of serious training in classical ballet, she discovered the world of folk dances. She continued her training at the Minsk College of Arts, which Nadia finished with honors, and was invited to work in the most prestigious and well-known Academic Folk Dance Ensembles of Belarus “Haroshki.” Over the years of studying in the school and working in the ensemble, Nadia visited many countries around the world on tour, where the team took the Grand Prix at various Folclore festivals, participated in television shows and received the highest appreciation of the public.

In 1997, Nadia was invited to prepare six musicals for a 5-star hotel in Turkey. The work in the show was for her interesting and varied and this is when she first made acquaintance with oriental dancing. Returning home Nadia decided that oriental dance should be a permanent part of her shows, becoming at the same time a choreographer, costume designer and producer.

She took lessons from the leading dancers in Minsk then (Angelica el-Ahmar and Alena Korvel) as well as took part in oriental dance contests and national festivals.

After three years of successful work in restaurants in Minsk, after tours in Taiwan and Bulgaria, Nadia moved to Bulgaria as a permanent resident. In parallel with the care of the family and their two children, she ended up Master’s degree in “Ballet Pedagogy and direction” at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts Plovdiv. And in 2010 she opened her own dance center, where today she teaches classical ballet, modern dance, folk dancing, street dance and oriental dance to more than a hundred of children and adults.

Continuing to improve, Nadia takes part in many international festivals oriental dance, such as “Heshk Beshk” (Venice, Italy), “Nile group” (Cairo, Egypt), “Oriental passion” (Athens, Greece), ” Egypto en Barcelona “(Barcelona, Spain),” Layali “(Sofia, Bulgaria), studying with leading experts in the world. As a teacher and judge she shares her skills and knowledge leading workshops in the main cities in Bulgaria and abroad: “Cairo by night “(Serres, Greece), “Enigma Arabia” (Ukraine), “Waves of orient” (Belgrade, Serbia), “Goddess of the Orient” (Rostov-on-Don, Russia),” Balkan dance Olympiad” (Belgrade, Serbia, organized by WADA).  In addition to this, she continues to take lessons of contemporary dance, jazz dance, salsa, Bollywood and hip-hop.

“A dancer must improved through a lifelong learning without stopping on a single style. To express the emotions that overwhelm us, it is necessary to know perfectly our bodies. Teaching is a very important and responsible profession! We teach children that movement is life! ”