Ballroom Dancesport Latin Chempions Nikolay Pavlina
Nikolay & Pavlina are one of Bulgaria's most successful dance couples.
- Bulgarian Professional Latin Champions.
- World Professional Latin Championship quarter finalists.
- World Professional Latin American Showdance championship semi finalists.
- European Professional Latin Championship semi finalists.
- The first ever Bulgarian dance couple to take part in world known dance
sensation "Burn The Floor" joining their cast for the world tour in Australia and
USA with their new show "Floor Play" in 2006 and touring USA in 2009 with "Let's Dance feat. Burn the Floor".
- Finalists in the Bulgarian edition of the most popular dance TV-show - Dancing With The Stars.
- Champions of the first season of Yok Boyle Dans. The Turkish version of Dancing with the Stars.
- Judges in the dance format "Dance with me" ,broadcasted by Bulgarian TV channel BTV in "Slavi's Show".
- Bronze medalists 1st
Nations Cup professional team match, Athens-Greece'2008.
Nikolay & Pavlina are World Dance Council licensed adjudicators, approved for both Latin & Standart.
In 2000 they established their own dance studio - Dance Club Grand, which is now
one of the most popular dance studios in the country, having branches in two cities.
Since then, for more than 13 years , they train some of the most successful couples in
Bulgaria. Their students are members of Bulgarian National Dance Sport Team and their credits include:
- 2014 British Open Junior Latin 3 times finalists, runners up - Jive Championship.
- 2014 Bronze medalists Europapokal Youth Latin - Munich,Germany
- 2013 Bulgarian Junior 2 Latin Champions
- 2013 winners Bulgaria Cup Junior 2 Latin
- 2013 1st Bulgarian Junior 2 Latin Ranking list
- International Junior 2 Latin Champions - Burgas '2013
- Bulgarian Junior 2 Latin vice champions 2012;
- Bulgarian Junior 1 latin vice champions 2009,2011;
- International Youth Latin champions - Albena, 2008;
- International Junior 1 latin champions - Albena, 2009
- Bulgarian Juvenile 2 and Junior 1 latin vice champions 2008;
- 5-times Bulgarian National Juvenile 1 Champions - Latin, standard and 6 - dance
As competitors Nikolay & Pavlina have the chance to travel the world and work with
some of world's top trainers such as: Jason Gilkison & Peta Roby, Allan Tornsberg,
Ruud Vermej, Peter Townsend, Barbara Ambroz, Julie Fryer, Michael Chapman
and Maximilian Winkelhaus.
In 2003 Nikolay & Pavlina both graduated National Sport Academy "Vasil Levski"
Sofia , profile "trainers in dance sport".
Same year they were invited to work with Turkish superstar Nez for her 2003 tour as
well as filming the video for her hit single "Sakin Ha".
In December 2006 and June 2007 they were invited by Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation
to perform at the "Bulgarian Superstars Dance Gala" and received special award for
high achievements and contribution to dance sport in Bulgaria.
In 2007 Nikolay & Pavlina became Bulgarian Professional Latin Champions winning
the National Championship in Albena.
Following this they were Bulgaria's representatives for 2007 World and European
Professional Latin Championships.
In December 2007 Nikolay Manolov & Pavlina Valcheva were awarded Best
Sportsmen of the year 2007 of the Municipality of their home city - Haskovo.
In February 2008 Nikolay Manolov has been elected as member of the Presidium
of Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation.
In December 2008 Nikolay & Pavlina were awarded, for second year in a row, Best
Sportsmen of the Year of the Municipality of Haskovo.
In 2009 both Pavlina & Nikolay participated in the second season of Dancing
With The Stars in their home country Bulgaria. Nikolay partnered pop star Kristina
Dimitrova and actress Elena Petrova . Pavlina with her celebrity partner Georgi
Milchev - Godji were one of the top couples in the show, making it all the way through
to the final where they won 3rd place.
Apart from competing with their celebrity partners Nikolay & Pavlina were ballroom
consultants and choreographers of the project, putting on the routines for the
professional group dances in Dancing With The Stars.
In February 2010 Nikolay & Pavlina were invited by Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation
to perform at "Bulgarian Superstars Dance Gala".
In 2010 Nikolay and Pavlina were invited to take part in first season of Dancing
With the Stars in Turkey. The show was broadcasted by TV channel Show TV under
the name Yok Boyle Dans. Pavlina partnered rapper Ragga Oktay and Nikolay
was dancing with Azra Akin - Miss World 2002. Nikolay and Azra dominated the
competition winning 12 out of 14 weeks and in the final of the show, after combining
judges scores with audience votes , were crowned the first Champions of Yok Boyle Dans.
2011, one month after the victory in Yok Boyle Dans, Nikolay and Pavlina were invited
to be part of the judging panel of "Dance With Me". The dance format is part of the
very famous "Slavi's Show" and is broadcasted by Bulgarian TV channel BTV.
In their first ever competition in showdance, Nikolay and Pavlina made the semifinal at
2012 WDC World Professional Latin American Showdance Championship with their
number "The Prayer".
2013 Nikolay & Pavlina took part in the project "Samodiva" by Bulgarian pop star
Nevena Coneva and took part in "Pirin Folk 2013" performing with her.
Nikolay and Pavlina were honoured to be invited by the legendary Neshka Robeva to
be part of her famous troupe for the 2013 "Uncensored tour".