A native of Bulgaria, Petre (Peter) I. Petrov is an accomplished dance choreographer, teacher, and performer. Founder and Artistic Director of the "Ludo Mlado Dance Ensemble" in 2002, his goal is to make Bulgarian folk dance and music accessible to a wider audience.
Prior to his departure for the US, Peter was dancing professionally with “Rodopa” State Folk Dance Ensemble. Since the age of seven he has danced with numerous school ensembles many of which won outstanding awards in city-wide and national-international competitions.
Since arriving in USA in 1993, Peter has taught many classes and workshops throughout the United States. His first major appearance as a choreographer and dancer in USA was in 1994 during the opening ceremony of soccer's World Cup with Chicago-based folk dance group "Balkanski Igre" representing his native country, Bulgaria.
From 1994 to present, Peter and his groups have participated in a wide range of dance festivals throughout the United States.