From the performance "Oprheus" / photo credit: Stefan N. Shterev
Graduated from the Higher Institute of Theatre Arts "Kr. Sarafov" in 1984, in the class of Prof. Grisha Ostrovski. She made her debut with the role of Clarice in "The Love of Three Oranges" by Carlo Gozzi at the Lovech Drama Theatre. She worked at the Lovech Drama Theatre, the Aleko Konstantinov State Satirical Theatre, and Theatre-Laboratory Sfumato.
Among her most remarkable roles are Arkadina in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", Masha in "Three Sisters" by A.P. Chekhov, Sophrona in Yordan Radichkov's "Crazy Grass", Jocasta in Heiner Müller's "Tiresias the Blind", Nyagulitsa in Yordan Yovkov's "The Sin of the Kutsar", Death in "The Fall of Icarus" at Theatre-Laboratory Sfumato and Eve in "Autumn Sonata" by Ingmar Bergman in Theatre 199.
Since 2002, she has been an integral part of the troupe of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, where her roles include: Malama in Anton Strashimirov's "Vampire", Jocasta in Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex", Tersiaska in Ivan Vazov's "The Maids", Susan in Christopher Kyle's "The Monogamous", Lillian in Philip Blazband's "Shocomania", Poncia in Federico García Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba", Regina in William Shakespeare's "King Lear", Mathurina in Moliere's "Don Juan", Gunhill in Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman", Vihra in Konstantin Iliev's "Beethoven 21", Babakina in A.P. Chekhov's "Ivanov", Solange in Jean Jeunet's "The Maids", Dottie in David Lindsay-Abert's "Good People", Nancy in Edward Albee's "Seascape", Aunt Lena in Luigi Pirandello's "As You Want Me" The Blind in Albert Camus' "Caligula".
Notably, her outstanding talent has earned her recognition with prestigious awards, including:
ICARUS Award 2006 for the supporting role of Poncia in "The House of Bernarda Alba"
ASKEER Award 1994 for the supporting role of Sophrona in "Crazy Grass"
ASKEER Award 2016 for her compelling portrayal of Solange in "The Maids"
During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Joreta Nikolova in the following performances: "Moby Dick", "An Ideal Husband", "Caligula", "Vazov’s People" and "Orpheus".