Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Oğulcan Borova was born in Turkey and recognized as the First Prize Winner at the 3rd National Rotary Clubs Dance Competition. His awards include a Bronze Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the Seoul International Ballet Competition, and High Achievement Recognition from the Dokuz Eylül University, where he studied in the conservatory’s dance department.
From 2011-2015, he danced with The Joffrey Ballet, where he danced principal roles in productions such as Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Prodigal Son, and The Nutcracker.
Oğulcan returned to Cincinnati Ballet (formerly Principal Dancer) as a Ballet Master in 2015 and worked closely with Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. Following five seasons with Cincinnati Ballet, he pursued his career by joining the Finnish National Opera and Ballet as a Ballet Master in 2020, under the direction of Madeleine Onne.
He has staged productions for companies such as Atlanta Ballet, Finnish National Opera & Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and Joffrey Academy of Dance.
Borova is Head of Studio Company and Ballet Trainee Program with the Joffrey Academy of Dance, official school of Joffrey Ballet. He is a recipient of a certificate from the University of Notre Dame in Leadership and Management.