Our Teachers

All teachers in the Global Music Academy hold Bachelors or Masters degrees in Music,Dance or Art. They are involved personally in each student's development and preparation for recitals, festivals, competitions, and exams. At the same time, they strive to make the learning process for the student pleasurable. We put special emphasis on our teachers performing careers because we believe that active concert musicians and dancers are the best possible example for our students.

Nediana Pavlova – Global Music Academy CEO Master in Piano Performance

Nediana Pavlova, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, performed numerous times in her early concert career with the Sofia and Bulgarian Symphony Orchestras in prestigious concert halls such as Bulgaria Hall and the hall of the Union of the Bulgarian Composers.  Ms Pavlova earned a Bachelor's degree in music from the L. Pipkov Music School in Sofia in 1985, graduating with honors, and a Master's degree in piano performance from the State Academy of Music in Sofia in 1990.  She won first place in two important piano competitions in Sofia: the 1st of May and the Liszt-Bartok competitions.  Ms Pavlova continued her musical training by attending a master's class in Weimer, Germany, taught by Rudolf Kehler, and a two-year long masters' class taught by Almerindo d'Amato at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she studied the techniques and repertories of Italian composers.  While in Italy, she performed at the renowned Sala Baldini and participated in the Festival Musicale delle Nazioni (Music Festival of the Nations).

Ms Pavlova moved to America in 1994.  She was granted American citizenship as an alien with exceptional abilities.  Ms Pavlova has given recitals in many venues such as St Mary's College in Maryland, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, and the State Department.

Ms. Pavlova has taught piano to hundreds of students over 17 years.  Many of her students have earned top marks at recitals, festivals, and competitions, as well as winning state competitions in Virginia and North Carolina.  She is a member of the National Association of Music Teachers and the Union of the Bulgarian Musicians.   She In 2007, she established the Global Music Academy.  She won recognition in 2008 by the Washington Family Magazine as one of the top best-music-teachers in the Metropolitan area.

Ms. Pavlova was chosen as an honor member of the Cambridge Who's Who 2009-2010 registry of professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide.  She is Founder and Artistic Director of Global Music & Dance Foundation, Inc. and Founder and Chair of the Annual Piano Competition “Young People and Italian Music”.  She has been engaged to perform works by Bulgarian Composers and make CD/ DVD recordings with the Bulgarian National Television.

Jennifer Ruhl Kubilus - Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro

Miss Jenn  began her dance training in the New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia areas.  She graduated in 2007 from George Mason University with a BFA degree in Dance and a Minor in Arts Administration.  She is a certified dance teacher and member through Dance Masters of America in Acro, Ballet, Jazz and Modern.
While attending college she both performed and choreographed with the GMU Dance Company. As part of resident artist programs, she has performed in the works of Kevin Campbell, Danny Ezralow, Susan Marshall, Kate Skarpetowska, Lar Lubovitch, and Paul Taylor. Jenn has presented works at GMU’s Dance Concerts and one of her pieces' represented GMU at the 2007 American College Dance Festival.
Jenn also teaches and choreographs at Avery Ballet, Cuppett Performing Arts Center, and freelance at many other studios in the DC, MD and VA areas.  Her choreography has won many awards and Top Score at multiple competitions.
Jenn worked professionally as dancer and choreographer with Mayzsoul and Momentum Dance Theatre.  She has presented choreography and performed in NoVA, NYC and DC.  She currently dances with Beth Elliott Dance  Group and other professional dance projects.
In 2014, Jenn founded J. Dance Kollective as a collaborative pre-professional youth company in order to share her artistry and to help other dancers reach their full potential.

J. Dance Kollective is a pre-professional dance company in Northern Virginia. This company is for focused and serious dancers who want to explore the artistry of dance while incorporating the foundation of strong technique.
JDK offers performance opportunities and dance education in classes, competitions, conventions, and outreach programs.
The company takes classes in variety of dance techniques, with a strong focus on ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical and acro.
Senior Company - advanced dancers ages 12-19
Junior Company - intermediate dancers ages 6-11

Technique classes and acceptance into the kompany are by audition.  Please contact the Artistic Director Jennifer Ruhl Kubilus at  jlrkubilus@gmail.com for more information and visit  https://www.facebook.com/J.DanceKollective/info