"Absolute Ballet absolutely fabulous
Dance superstar Stanko Milov and his new, Seattle-based company got off on the right feet -- all 16 of them -- with an astounding, world-premiere concert on Friday. Absolute Ballet showed its stylistic range -- from the courtly refinement
of Balanchine to the gymnastic expressionism of choreographer Ulysses Dove -- in a program of six works that were reprised on Saturday at Tulane University's Dixon Hall.  Milov led by example in a pair of Balanchine works: the "Diamonds" pas de deux from "Jewels" and the seminal 1928 masterpiece, "Apollo," in which four dancers give form to crisply etched string music by Igor Stravinsky.  Milov made Apollo's every movement seem an essay in symmetry....."
New Orleans Times


"The “Romeo and Juliet” movement workshop, was not only a success, but a crowd pleaser as well. The workshop was led and directed by Stanko Milov, a professional choreographer, stage director and the executive director of GOAL. The movement workshop was a huge success for all involved and many students stated that they achieved more than just skills used on the stage."
The Hawkeye


"”Dimensions," choreographed by Stanko Milov to a rhythmic score written by Milov with Peter Gabriel. Driven by the music, the work was replete with curving body sculpture that pulsed like breathing, intimating submission to the group versus the arduous attempt to break away into individuality with arms. In one of the most visually arresting moves, the dancers' arms arced and lifted in throbbing motion like large birds fighting gravity to pull away from the earth."
Queen Anne and Magnolia News Online

"Stanko Milov not only created the steps, designed the costumes and danced in "Heartfelt," but he also wrote the music. The ballet opened with Milov sitting at a grand piano composing, playing a phrase and scratching out notes. Three duets followed, each of a muse in a flowing dress inspiring her partner.    The partnering was intense and intimate, soulful as much as sensual, with waltz-like turns and inventive holds and lifts."
Seattle Times


“Stanko Milov is an ideal Apollo, with his long, gorgeously expressive arms and hands and his powerful legs and feet...…He starts out a bit playful and unsteady as he is unswaddled, but in the course of the ballet matures into a powerful young god."
Seattle Times


“Apollo is one of the most idiosyncratic and beautiful, although short, that Balanchine ever choreographed. Stanko Milov as Apollo is marvelous—every one of his movements speaks to us with clarity, and even his smallest movements are imbued with exceptional vitality. One is reminded of Edward Villela because of his energy, and reminded again of Peter Martins because of his size and princely carriage.”


“In Petipa's Le Corsaire Pas de Deux…… Milov's pas de ciseaux--forceful, picture-perfect midair thrusts--highlighted his solo and punctuated the finale, eliciting bravos from the audience.”
Dance Magazine


“Stanko Milov as the toreador for whom Carmen abandons José came straight from central casting with his dark looks, Russian style, and bravura technique.”
Dance Magazine

"When the toreador (the dynamic Stanko Milov) leaps onstage to Georges Bizet's famous music, the video images don't stand a chance."
Dance Magazine


“Patricia Barker’s appearance with Stanko Milov in “Theme and Variations” was the element that turned the performance into an occasion.”


“Stanko Milov entitled his work "Kodai (Ancient Times)" In addition to the choreography, Milov composed the minimalist score and designed the costumes, a rather striking ensemble evocative of samurai. The work is divided into several sections and the dancers are deployed hierarchically….. The movement is big and expansive overall.”


"Ballet Stars of the U.S.A" was a spectacular evening of dance that showcased the grace and power of America's leading ballet dancers…..Milov is one of the most technically precise yet graceful dancers in the ballet world today.”
Ross Michael Pink, Vancouver B.C.


“Sleeping Beauty" is synonymous with formal splendor, at once luxurious and fantastic, where the real and the unreal, good and evil live in tandem with each other. ……Her storybook prince was Stanko Milov, Bulgarian born and trained. These kinds of classical roles come naturally to him, and that ease was readily apparent…. did his bravura deeds with relish and style.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“Stanko Milov offered a fully developed characterization of Prince Siegfried.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review


“On opening night, Patricia Barker and Stanko Milov danced in a universe of their own.”
Seattle Weekly


Pacific Northwest Ballet was hoping for a hit to open its inaugural season in McCaw Hall and it has one in its new "Swan Lake.... With his sense of scale and bravura, Stanko Milov made the most of every moment as the Prince."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“In "Apollo,”…. we witness the maturation of the young god (Stanko Milov) and the fruition of his divine traits…. Milov is terrific, displaying exquisitely sinewy movements, and an uncanny blending of weight and levity in his leaps.”
Herald Net


"The only dancer who appeared at home fulfilling his dramatic role outside the stricter bounds of dance was Stanko Milov, who gave the role of Tybalt all the fire and aggressiveness it deserved."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“Stanko Milov brought all his Bulgarian, brooding-bad-boy vibe to Tybalt on opening night.”
Queen Anne News


“Stanko Milov gave the audience all the gala virtuosity they were craving…”
Guardian Unlimited UK


“Guest star Stanko Milov's glorious jumps – not just high but wonderfully expansive …” Did a stirring adagio with breathtaking lifts…Milov with big turning leaps – and, at last, this production became a full-fledged ballet.”
San Diego Union Tribune


“The famous excerpt from Petipa's ballet "Le Corsaire" could not have been better timed in Pacific Northwest Ballet's current mixed bill, which opened Thursday night at the Opera House….On Thursday the piece had notable advocates in the central roles: Patricia Barker and Stanko Milov…. Milov, the Bulgarian-born dancer who is a relatively new member of the company, gobbled up the stage with his technique, revealing the deep foundation of his training and the boldness of his manner. There is nothing small about him, in the manner of Russian-trained dancers. PNB is strong in male dancers at the moment, but there is no one like Milov in the size and scope of his dancing.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“Stanko Milov as Escamillo projected a shameless amount of charisma in addition to sticking all of his landings…. Escamillo presents more of a problem, because like Carmen, for him it's all about him. During his Toreador's solo Milov, who must stand a good foot over almost everyone on stage, sucks every ounce of attention towards him, putting not one, but two endings at the finish of his variation!”