Bachelor’s in Acting for Puppet Theatre, National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), Sofia; class leader Atanas Ilkov.
– Graduates in 1988 with an award for the Best Female Part at the International Festival of Theatre Academies in Wrocław, Poland.
MA in Stage Directing, New Bulgarian University, Sofia (2021).
Actress at: Mihailovgrad Dramatic Theatre 1980-1983. National Puppet Theatre, Vratza 1989-1990. Theatre company ‘Sirius’ founded by Yuliya Ognyanova, Sofia 1990-1992.
In 1992 she established Credo Theatre with its first show ‘The Overcoat’ by N. Gogol, which is nationally and internationally acclaimed. With this production Nina is selected by over 200 international festivals, one of which Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland, UK (1996 and 1997), where her Overcoat is rated ‘Top 20’ two years in a row. She performs at the Barbican, London in 2000, when she is reviewed as ‘Top 5’ best shows in London by the Guardian. With ‘the Overcoat’ she was the first international guest at the Russian Theatre Festival ‘Golden Mask’ in Moscow (1997) and hundreds of other esteemed international festivals, of which ‘NET’, Moscow (2012), ‘Academy’, Omsk (2010), ‘Big School-Break’ (‘Большая перемена’), Moscow (2008), ‘Seoul Performing Arts Festival’, Korea (2000), ‘Tampere Festival’, Finland (2001), ‘Contact’ festival, Torun, Poland (1998), ‘Santiago a Mil’ Festival, Chile (2011), ‘MESS’ fest, Sarajevo, Bosnia (1997), ‘Kijimuna Festa’, Island Okinawa, Japan (2006-2007), ‘Charleville festival’, France (1994), Slavia festival, Belgrade (2004), International theatre festival in Shanghai, China (2015), International Festival in Sibiu, Romania (1996) and many others.
With her production ‘Daddy’s Always Right’ Nina Dimitrova has been invited to over 50 international festivals in Europe, Asia and North Amerika.
Nina Dimitrova’s performances have received dozens of national and international awards and are two of the longest played and most applauded in world Bulgarian shows.
Acting for Puppet Theatre at NATFA (1990-1992)
Stage Acting at New Bulgarian University, Sofia (2012) and Theatre Directing (2020-2021)
Stage Acting at NATFA (2012-2018), where she directs the productions ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by W. Shakespeare and ‘The Government Inspector’ by N. Gogol, with 10 esteemed national awards, among which the National Theatre Award from the Bulgarian Association of Actors ‘Icarus’.
Offered masterclasses at TISCH school, New York University (2011), USA; Theatre Academy of Pekin, China (2013); Tokyo Theatre Academy ‘TOHO’, Japan (2016) and others during the running of festivals in Russia, Finland, USA, Italy and others.