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Elena Dimitrova is a professional Bulgarian choreographer and performer with the prestigious Trakia State Ensemble in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has been with the ensemble since 1997. As a member she performs in over 160 concerts annually in Bulgaria and abroad.
For years she mentored and taught many of the new dancers in the ensemble in addition to her duty as a professional performer. Elena choreographed, staged, and taught dances in the National School of Choreography and Folklore and other school dance groups in Bulgaria.
Her dance club in Plovdiv has won three nationwide competitions for authentic Bulgarian folk dances and has represented Bulgaria at numerous folk dance festivals across Europe.
In 2008, Elena earned her Master's degree in Folkloric Choreography and Stage Directing from the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv.
In 2009, Elena and her husband founded Folk Dance Studio "Puldin" in Plovdiv. For a very short time the place became a hot spot and a magnet for enthusiasts of authentic Bulgarian folklore dances and choreography. Every year the club participates in three folk festivals in Bulgaria and two in Europe. At this time, there are over 200 dance club members age 16 to 65.
In recognition for her talent, in 2012 Elena was selected to teach at "Folklornica" dance seminars in Tryavna and in 2014 in Koprivštica.
In 2014 Elena came to the United States on an educational and cultural exchange visit. She taught classes to dance groups in Los Angeles and San Diego. In 2016 Elena came back to the United States on a three-week cultural exchange.
She has been a member of the Bulgarian Dance Sport Federation (BDSF).