Barcelona IBM Faculty 2021


David Makhateli

Mr. Makhateli is a co-founder and Artistic Director of D&D Art Productions and the Grand Audition, D&D Intensive Ballet Masterclass programme in Barcelona (Spain), Tokyo / Osaka (Japan), Panama City (Panama). With D&D company, he organised numerous International Ballet Galas and Festivals worldwide, among them: “Meet the Stars”, “Nureyev and Friends”, “La Nuit des Etoiles”, “Stars with Maya Plisetskaya”, “Kremlin Ballet Festival” and other.


​Graduate of the Royal Ballet School and Former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, he has performed allover the world including Russia, Japan, throughout in Europe, United States, Brazil, Cuba, China, Korea, Panama, Georgia and in United Kingdom for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family.  Mr. Makhateli is invited Guest Teacher of the Royal Ballet, Opéra National de Paris, Het National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Swedish Royal Ballet.


Daria Makhateli

Graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005 (class of Prof. Tatiana Udalenkova), she joined the Mariinsky Theatre the same year. Daria Makhateli performed with Mariinsky Theatre Soloist and Principal roles on Mariinsky Stage, as well as on Stages of the top and prestiges theatres worldwide on tours with Mariinsky  and as a guest; UK, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore among other places. In 2014 Daria Makhateli was invited by Kenneth Greve to join Finnish National Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Daria Makhateli is a recipient of the “Golden Sofit” award for the best female role in the ballet “Meek One” choreographed by Donvena Pandoursky (2007). Daria was invited guest ballerina of Asami Maki Ballet in Tokyo, Japan.


Daria Makhateli is a co-founder director of the D&D Art Productions and the Grand Audition (First International Ballet Audition Platform which took place for the first time in 2016). 


Petia Ilieva


Born in Bulgaria and graduated from the State Choreographic School in Sofia, later The National school of Dance Arts. She holds a Master's in ballet pedagogy.

Miss Ilieva is a prizewinner of the International Ballet competitions in Luxembourg, Paris, and Varna.

Former Principal Ballerina of the Finnish National Ballet. Before joining FNB she danced with the Bulgarian National ballet, State theater Rostock, Germany, Royal Danish Ballet and Norwegian National Ballet. Miss Ilieva teaches at the Finish National Opera Ballet school as well as Youth company of Finish National Ballet, Dance school Footlight and Helsinki Ballet Academy.

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Lydia Carrasco 


Born and raised in Barcelona, Lydia Carrasco has been trained by Boris Shepelev and Blanca Hartmann at Ballet Ruso Barcelona. Also, she has been a pedagog of classical, jazz, and contemporary dance for the last ten years. On top of that,  she is preparing choreographies for international competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix – which she has been doing for the last three years. Driven by her curiosity she graduated in Psychology in 2018 from the University of Barcelona and is currently about to finish her degree in Primary Education.

She has participated in jazz programs in London, and she has recently completed a course in Gaga methodology with Ohad Naharin. In 2016, Lydia was part of the Nutcracker corpus ballet held by Ballet Ruso Barcelona and has participated as a dancer in several shows such as the Pedralbes Festival in Barcelona.

Passionate about dance, she tries to spread her enthusiasm by leading initiatives and implementing dance programs in elementary schools. As well as doing solitary activities such as her volunteering experience as dance teacher in Sri Lanka during summer 2018.







* We reserve the right to make changes to the faculty should this become necessary.