Ralitza’s class is about tuning in with yourself, your environment and the music. To find and allow that communication. To become one breath. There is space for meditation, technicality, challenge and also fun.
Born in Belgium (1981), Ralitza Malehounova completed her education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. She danced with the Stuttgart Ballet, Mannheim Ballet and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Throughout her career she worked closely with several choreographers on new creations and performed in a diverse repertoire form the traditional classics to contemporary works by renowned choreographers such as: John Cranko, John Neumeier, Marcia Haydée, George Balanchine, Uwe Scholz, Christian Spuck, Douglas Lee, Marco Goecke, Ed Wubbe, Jiri Kylián, Hans Van Manen, Dominique Dumais, Kevin O’Day, Felix Landerer, Georg Reischl. Later Ralitza continued her path as a freelance dancer, teacher and assistant choreographer. She started staging Marco Goecke’s work for several companies and throughout the years has worked as a teacher and repetitor with Codarts Rotterdam.
From 2017 till 2021 Ralitza was a ballet-master at NDT working closely with choreographers Marco Goecke, Medhi Walerski, Edward Clug, Paul Lightfoot, Jiri Kylián, Sharon Eyal, Marne&Imre Van Opstal, Yoann Bourgeois and Damien Jalet on existing repertoire and new creations within the company.
In 2021 she returned to her freelance career staging, teaching classes and workshops all around the world.