The Kennedy Center

Tzveta Kassabova


Tzveta Kassabova believes that dance is a visual art form. She has always been fascinated by the concept of space, and is constantly trying to address it, both in her choreography and design. Tzveta was born in Bulgaria. At different times she has been a gymnast, physicist, and meteorologist. As a member of DanceWeb she took part in the Vienna ImpulsTanz in 1997 and 1998. She came to the U.S. in 1999 as a graduate student at the University of Maryland to study Meteorology. In 2004 she moved to New York, after an exciting summer at ADF and residency in The Yard. As a dancer, Tzveta has been part of Ed Tyler, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and David Dorfman Dance companies, and has performed in works of Mark Haim, Nancy Bannon, Maurice Fraga, Zoltan Nagy, Joshua Bisset, Netta Yerushalmy, and Colleen Thomas, among others. Her work as a choreographer has been presented at CSPAC(MD), Dance Place(DC), Test!0 (Croatia), NBU(Bulgaria), Judson Church(NYC), Dixon Place(NYC), Mulberry Street Theater(NYC), Artomatic. She received a Metro DC Dance Award (2008), the Prince George’s Arts Council grant (2009) and Maryland State Arts Council award (2010 and 2011). She holds three Masters degrees. Tzveta loves creating costumes, video projections, set designs and installations for her work.
The Opposite of Killing