About Us

The Bulgarian Cultural Center of Baltimore “Dora Gabe” (“BCCB”) was founded in 2013 by a group of dedicated parent volunteers. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, and hold accreditation from the Bulgarian Ministry of Education. We offer Bulgarian language and culture classes for children and adults, along with Bulgarian folk dance classes for adults. Bulgarian Rose, our adult folk dance group, receives high acclaim for their public performances.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bulgarian Cultural Center of Baltimore “Dora Gabe” (“BCCB”) is to encourage and enhance the potential of its students to thrive as global citizens by stimulating curiosity and appreciation for the Bulgarian language, culture, history, natural beauty, and rich ethnic traditions. We aim to nurture a lifelong love, respect, and appreciation for the Bulgarian language and culture by embracing Bulgaria’s rich diversity and heritage. This is achieved by inspiring every student to reach their full intellectual and creative potential through carefully tailored curriculum and programs. We support an environment in which all are welcomed, respected, and trusted.

Read our Mission Statement and Code of Conduct

Read our School Rules

Our Teachers

BCCB would not exist without our dedicated and talented teachers, whose diverse backgrounds and experience enhance our programs.



Our Board of Trustees

We have many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved and volunteer at BCCB. Leadership roles are opened for members at our annual meeting every May. Pay it forward by reaching out to any current member of the Board of Trustees to inquire about nomination. The Community Advisory Board with BCCB is open for members looking to contribute, through a less active managerial role, to our organization’s success.

Our Valued Supporters

The following people have left an indelible mark on our organization’s founding, and continue to contribute to it’s success today.  For this, we cannot thank them enough!

  • Adelina Ivanova
  • Biliana Nestorova
  • Mihail Bogdanov
  • Nasko Chobanov
  • Atanas Baltchev, EA, CVA, Baltimore Tax Services
  • Boyko Tachkov
  • The Lazarov Family

Our Partner Organizations