Executive Director/Global Organization for Arts and Leadership (GOAL)
(Educator, Stage Director, Choreographer, Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, Producer)
Stanko Milov has 20+ years’ experience as a global leader interdisciplinary artist, starring in over 2,000 critically acclaimed performances throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Milov
joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a principal dancer in 1999 through 2011 and was a principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre from 1993-1999, after dancing with the National Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Sofia. He has performed the leading roles in all full length ballets of the classical repertoire and in most important choreographies by George Balanchine; originating roles and working with some of the world’s most sought after contemporary choreographers. Additionally, Mr. Milov is an established dance and leadership educator, choreographer, music composer, visual artist and producer. In 2006,
he released a critically acclaimed original piano solos album Heartfelt. In the same year, parallel with his full schedule as a Principal Dancer, Stanko Milov formed and serves as an Artistic/Executive Director of Absolute Ballet with the intent to utilize his passion for the arts, to rejuvenate and inspire enthusiasm for dance. The touring performing group presents established classical and neoclassical works, as well as nurture the creation of new and exciting choreographies.
Mr. Milov’s exemplary performing career is paralleled by his academic pursuits. He graduated with honors from the State Choreographic School in Sofia, receiving numerous awards at international ballet competitions along with the First Place at the Bulgarian National Ballet Competition and the 1997 Princess Grace Foundation Dance Fellowship Award. Mr. Milov graduated Magna cum laude his Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Dance and Choreography from Cornish College of the Arts, and completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) Management and Leadership degree with academic honors
from The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University/St. Luis MO, as a member of Delta Mu Delta International Academic Honor Society in Business. Mr. Milov also is Microsoft Certified Honor Roll Graduate from Edmonds Community College with an Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) Business Technology degree
Mr. Milov is passionate about designing educational curriculum inspiring transformational leaders through the performing arts. He is the founder and executive director of Global Organization for Arts & Leadership (GOAL) with the mission of growing leaders and deepen community engagement through performing arts. Mr. Milov is a gifted artistic leadership educator and a leader, serving on the faculties of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (1993-1999) and Pacific Northwest Ballet School (1999-2014). An honors graduate of Webster University and Cornish College of the Arts, Stanko has developed and designed customized curriculum for various dance, leadership, kinesiology, choreography and injury prevention coursework. These interactive leadership centered educational platforms develop and
inspire essential leadership skills - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Creativity. Annually, Stanko Milov presents numerous performing arts and leadership workshops in the US, where he prepares over 300 future leaders through the performing arts.
Mr Milov is an accomplished and established choreographer with numerous choreographies for dancers of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cornish College of the Arts and Bellevue Youth Theatre, Ballet Bellevue and Emerald Ballet Theatre. As a stage director, choreographer, composer, lyricist, playwright and producer for GOAL, Mr. Milov has created the full length original musical productions of Aladdin (2015), How to Survive a Zombies Apocalypse (2015), The Nutcracker Musical (2015), Swan Fairytale Musical (2016), Pinocchio Musical (2016) and Once Upon A Crown (2016) and the full length ballet
productions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (2014) and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (2014) and Cinderella (2016).
Mr. Milov was a visiting professor in Cornish College of the Arts, Western Washington University, Point Park University, Bellevue College. Currently, Mr. Milov is teaching leadership in the business division of Edmonds Community College.
Mr. Milov is also the recipient of the:
2014 Webster University/George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology Graduate Academic Honors Award
2012 National Excellence in Leadership Award/The National Society of Leadership and Success 2011 Excellence in Leadership and Commitment to the Cornish Student Leadership Council/Cornish College of the Arts
2006 Seattle Times/King 5 News Follow a Leader Award
1991 World Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan – Minoru Ochi Best Young Dancer and Partner Award 1991 Prix De Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland – Philip Morris Sponsorship Award
Stanko Milov’s extensive exemplary artistic leadership experience, expertise and education coupled with his business leadership training enables him to utilize artistic leadership platforms to develop synthesized custom curriculum preparing future global leaders of the 21st Century.