Oğulcan Borova



Oğulcan 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 trained with Shavkat Tursunov. He has also garnered prestigious Gold Medals at the New York International Ballet Competition and the Seoul International Dance Competition.

Mr. Borova has made guest appearances with the Korea World Ballet Stars Gala, The 21st Gala des Etoiles in Montreal, Turkish National Ballet, Vail International Dance Festival, Gala de Esteralles Venezuela, Stars of the Kirov & Bolsohi Gala in Germany, Universal Ballet of Korea, National Ballet of Panama, Tokyo Igor Kolb Gala, Russian National Ballet, International Ballet Gala of Florida, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Peoria Ballet, Rockford Dance Theatre, Alexandria Ballet, Delta Festival Ballet, Central Wisconsin Ballet and Ballet Des Moines.

Cincinnati Ballet welcomed Mr. Borova as a principal dancer in 2008. Previously, he danced with Ballet Internationale Indianapolis (1999-2005), which he joined in 1999 and where he was promoted to principal in 2001. He toured with Ballet Internationale to China, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities in the USA. He worked with Eldar Aliev, Irina Kolpakova, Sergei Brejnoi, Victoria Morgan, Michael Pink, John McFall, Oleg Vinogradov, Victor Plotnikov and Vladilen Semenov.

He has danced leading roles in: Phadera, Don Quixote, A Thousand and One Nights, Carmen, La Fille Mal Gardée, Interzone, Creation of the World, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Esmeralda, Dracula, Copéllia, Cinderella, Napoli, The Firebird, Peter Pan, Romeo and Juliet, Paquita, La Bayadère, Lambarena, Satanila, Le Corsaire, Kermesse in Bruges, The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, Giselle, Upper Room and Serenade.

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." Recently he recieved a Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from The Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business.