Zhana Pencheva, graduated, (Bachelor and Master), in Dance and Theatre in New Bulgarian University, Sofia. With strong interests around body and movement, she continued her education through series of workshops and her education through series of workshops and programs such as Nomad Dance Academy and DanceWeb.
She is co-founder of Garage Collective, Sofia, a member of Nomad Dance Academy-Bulgaria and member of the board of Hamalogika, Burgas. As a performer, she is actively collaborating with Dune Dance Company, Bulgaria. She works pedagogically with groups of different constellations and needs, focusing her teaching around dance technique and choreographic structures.
In her last solo work, “Six love songs”, she is exploring pop figures in contemporary culture, systems that embrace poly-relations and the identification of self in performative contexts.
In this last period, Zhana have been busy within collective authorship formats of creation, collaborating in regular terms with Aleksandar Georgiev and Darío Bardam.
Zhana is member and co-initiator, together with Aleksandar Georgiev and Darío Bardam of STEAM ROOM.