About the dance instructors

toniAntonia Doneva

Antonia likes all kinds of music and dances. Apart from the Balkan folklore dances, Antonia has been dancing salsa, tango, and ballroom dances in Bulgaria and Denmark.

Antonia taught Bulgarian folklore dances in 2006 in the school of Sankt Annagade in Aarhus. She has been living in Denmark since 2005 when she started her education in Aarhus. She works currently in VIA University College in Horsens. Antonia takes part in BalkanRytmer because she loves the Balkan folklore and the contact with different people.


desiDesislava Kirova

Desislava Kirova has been dancing for more than 10 years. Along with her business education, Desislava has been seriously involved with ballroom dances and salsa. She is  a certified dance instructor in the new dance fitness trend – Masala Bhangra® Workout, which can be compared to an Indian version of Zumba.

The interest in Balkan dances starts from school where the P.E. classes included namely folklore dances. Desislava started teaching folklore dances first to very close friends and relatives and then to colleagues of her parents and acquaintances. Her true passion for the folklore dances unfolds when she goes to a university exchange (Erasmus) in Denmark where she is to present the culture of her country in an international show performance. Desislava creates a choreography based on a very popular Bulgarian dance and teaches approx. ten international students how to dance it in order to perform together.

As a natural next step, Desislava becomes a co-founder of the dance club for Balkan dances in Aarhus where she has been a dance instructor and a choreographer since September 2012.