Ogulcan Borova

Ballet Master

Oğulcan Borova was born in Turkey and was recognized there as the First Prize Win­ner at the third Nation­al Rotary Clubs Dance Competition. Since then he has established an international career. His awards include a Bronze Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, Gold Medals at the New York International Ballet Competition and the Seoul In­ternational Dance Competition, and Star Dancer of Turkey from the Dokuz Eylül University of Izmir, where he was trained. At the finals of the Nagoya International Dance Competition Japan in 1999, he received a contract as a professional dancer in the United States. Borova has made guest appear­ances at many prestigious international dance ga­las, competitions, and companies (Gala des Etoiles in Montreal, Universal Ballet of Korea, Igor Kolb and Friends Gala in Japan, Florida International Dance Gala, etc.). He was a principal dancer with Ballet Internationale in Indianapolis, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and re­turned to Cincinnati Ballet to serve as Ballet Master in 2015. In 2017, he staged Val Caniporali’s Lady of the Camellias for National Ballet of Finland and Yuri Possokov’s Don Quixote for Atlanta Ballet. He has been working with Cincinnati Opera as a Choreographer/Dancer. He has a certificate for Leadership and Management from University of Notre Dame. 

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