About Us

Hristo Ivanov

Hristo started his professional careeras a dancer in the “Philip Kutev” folk ensemble. Following 12 successful years of professional dancing and producing, he then committed 20 years to teaching and choreographing in the National school for dance art. Since 1996 and together with Kaya, he has been hosting folk dance seminars in Bulgaria and also in Japan, Germany, Hungary, USA, and Switzerland.

As artistic director and lead choreographer he has received many awards from festivals in France, Spain and Bulgaria.

Kaya Ivanova

Kaya has had a long, 40-year professional career of folk dance pedagogy and choreography at the National school for dance art. Alongside Hristo and for many years now, she has been delivering folk dance seminars in Bulgaria, Japan, Germany, Hungary, USA and Switzerland.

She has earned numerous awards at folklore festivals and as a dance pedagogue.

Dimitar  Kraynev

Dimitar is a professional musician and graduate of the Sofia State musical academy “PanchoVladigerov”.

Maria Leshkova

M.А.  Maria Leshkova graduated Bulgarian State Music Academy in Plovdiv.
She was soloist and conductor in “Filip Kutev” National Folklore Ensemble. Now she is soloist of the world famous Bulgarian choir “Мstery of the Bulgarian voices”. Since 1988 she works as teacher in Bulgarian folklore singing in Falun Festival Sweden, Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen,”Sedyanka” and Usmivka” choirs in Denmark, also “Petrunka” choir in Melbourne, “Martenitza” choir in Sidney, Australian, men’с group “Gorani”.