Our Team at YBVNY consists of teachers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some are artists, some are performers and some are individuals who have devoted their lives to teaching, but all share a love of learning and a dedication to education and Bulgarian culture.

Pateya Maglova – Musical Director

Evgeni Ninov – Musical Co-director

Rositsa Chilingirova – Bulgarian Language Teacher

Myana Hristova – Early Childhood Education Teacher

Catherine Springer – Bulgarian Folk Dance Teacher

Meglena Zapreva -Creative Workshops Teacher

Kiril Ketev – Bulgarian Bagpipe  / Kaba Gaida Instructor

Mersid Mustafov Semka  – Tupan instructor

Yana Kalinkova – school principal


Board of Directors:

President of the Borad of Directoirs – Yana Kalinkova

Vice President of the Board of Directors – Zora Boyadzhieva

Treasurer – Stoyan Georgiev

The Board of Directors is elected every two years by the electoral body of the non profit organization YBVNY. The electoral body consists of all the member families of the organization. This system is specifically designed to assure that the organization would continue to serve the interest of the Bulgarian community in the tri state area, the leadership would act under maximum transparency and assures solid check and balance mechanisms.