Door County Folk Festival
Daniela Ivanova
Silver Lake, WA
Ph.D. (Ethnochoreology)
Discussion Leader

Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg (PhD Ethnochoreolgy) is an ethnochoreologist, choreographer, and writer. Since 2013, she has been an artistic director and coordinator for the Glagolnitsata Society for Poetry and Literature at the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle. In addition, she presents lectures/workshops on Bulgarian dance at American universities’ dance departments and other institutions. Daniela authors the book, The Folk Dance Ensemble as a Cultural Phenomenon in Bulgaria (2011). Since 2022, she has coordinated the Sub-Study Group on Dance and Diaspora within the ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music) Study Group on Ethnochoreology. Her academic publications are available at