Vincent Harisdo

Dilyana Kurdova

Dilyana Kurdova is a native of Varna, Bulgaria. She studied Bulgarian folklore choreography under prof. Petar Angelov, the artistic director and choreographer of Ensemble Varna as of 1976. She is the international coordinator of the Plovdiv Folk Seminar at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv since 2010 and the assistant to the dance program director. She is also actively involved in the projects of the Traditions, spirituality, culture-Varna association founded by the famous Bulgarian kaval player Nikolay Doktorov. Currently Dilyana is finishing her PhD thesis in Ethnochoreology at the South-West University in Blagoevgrad on the topic of how traditional dances have transformed throughout time with supervisor Georgi Garov.

Dilyana is an anthroposophist and a member of the International Anthroposophical Society, has a Waldorf kindergarten teacher degree and applies this knowledge in her teaching of traditional folklore dances and rhythms of Bulgaria and Greece. She has been a guest dance teacher and lecturer at different recreational folklore groups all around Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.