Atanas has studied Economics in Karlsruhe Technical University and Plovdiv University and, since 2002, actively works in the field of cultural management. Thanks to his commitment and efforts, Derida Dance Center has been recognized as a reliable and resourceful partner by Bulgarian cultural institutions, sponsoring organizations and international cultural organizations and platforms for contemporary performing arts. As a result, Derida Dance Center has participated in numerous international projects and co-productions and has additionally supported many independent dance and theater productions by Bulgarian and foreign artists. In 2016, Atanas Maev was selected as one of the ISPA Global Fellows among more than 160 young arts leaders from all over the world. He is the Bulgarian representative and takes part as a board member between 2016 and 2018 in the largest contemporary dance platform “Aerowaves- dance across Europe”.