Oğulcan Borova returns to Cincinnati Ballet as Ballet Master for the 2015-2016 Season. Borova was born in Turkey, and recognized there as the First Prize Winner at the 3rd 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 (Bulgaria) 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 he received a contract as a professional dancer in the USA. He also garnered Gold Medals at the New York International Ballet Competition and the Seoul International Dance Competition.
Borova has made guest appearances at many prestigious international dance galas, competitions and companies. He was a Principal dancer with Ballet İnternationale in Indianapolis, Cincinnati Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Throughout his career he worked with many well-known choreographers and dancers and danced a large variety of classical and contemporary repertoire.
Dance Magazine calls Mr. Borova a “feisty, brilliant dancer.” Pointe Magazine described him as an “International star.” Typical accolades include those from The New York Times “[a] powerful performance,” and The Montreal Gazette “[Borova] brought the house down.” Ogulcan also received a Certificate from Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Bussines for Leadership and Management.