National and international award winner, Venti Petrov is a graduate of the National Choreographic Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria. Upon his arrival in New York City, he continued his studies with Vladimir Dokoudovsky and became an American citizen in 2001. Venti Petrov worked with Suzanne Farrell (New York City Ballet) and Alexander Vetrov (Bolshoi Ballet). He has performed in over 20 states. Petrov premiered his own original fully staged story ballets El Cid (2011) and Dear Nadezhda (2012) in Manhattan. He released three CD albums for ballet classes with pianists Michael Zeiger, Ferdy Tumakaka, and Olga Merson, as well as a DVD ballet class. He currently teaches at the New York Conservatory of Dance and at Lumière Ballet.