|ROBEVA Neshka Bulgaria
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||26/05/1946||Age:||68|
|Place of birth:||RUSSIA||
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|Neshka took up in RSG very late at 20 years of age and was discovered by Julietta Shishmanova. The previous year Neshka had finished the National Ballet School in Sofia with a profile in Folklore dances. Less than one year after she entered the gym, she made her debut at the WC in Copenhagen finishing 13th.
Her style of performing was definitely dynamic from the beginning until the end of her career, and she always retained folklore dance; typical example was her first exercise set par Shishmanova "Kasatchok" with the rope. The constant challenge with the great champion of these times, Maria Guigova, has left an important impact on Neshka's career as a competitor and most of all as a coach. Being always second best, has obviously given her the possibility to analyse the reasons and most of all, has set her with a will to really prove herself.
What she didn't manage to accomplish as a competitor, she did more than successfully as a coach. In 1976 she left her club CSKA Sofia and moved to coach in LEVSKI-SPARTAK. By that time a very talented generation brought up by the phenomenal and coach Zlatka Bontcheva was ready for exploits and took up with Neshka.
This was the beginning of the "New RSG Wave". Neshka's pupils continued appearing, suprising the judges and the audience with new ideas, new technical skills, new choreography, but always with inevitable strong personal charisma. Such were Raeva, Ignatova, Ralenkova, Georgieva, Panova, Koleva and today Maria Petrova.
The group exercises at many major competitions have been either coached directely, or supervised closely by Neshka. Her knowledge about dance and folklore, her experience as a competitor and coach and her constant striving for success brought stunning results. Some of the routines set and choreographed by her, should be written in the golden pages of RSG History.
Robeva is a key figure in Bulgarian sport; very often a conflicting one, but always a figure.