44th Annual Door County Folk Festival
2023 Dance Instructors & Discussion Leaders
(From Illinois, Bulgaria, Peru, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota)
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Andrew Carnie
Tucson, AZ
Tucson IFD, Folkdance Musings
Dance Descriptions
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Arne Van Art
De Soto, WI
Winona/La Crosse IFD
Dance Instructor
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Barbara DuFresne
Winona, MN
Winona/La Crosse IFD
Dance Instructor
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Barbara Merson
Portland, Maine
Maine International & Israeli Dancing
Dance Instructor, Musician, Virtual Dance Room Team
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Cecelia Wilkinson
Marquette, MI
Marquette Folk Dancers
Dance Instructor
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Clara Byom

Etrick Wisconsin, Tijeras, NM
Albuquerque, NM Dancing / Parsons Sisters
Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocals, Sound
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Damon Smith

Madison, WI
Madison Folk Dancing
Planner, Work Scholar Coordinator


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Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg

Silver Lake, WA
Ph.D. (Ethnochoreology)
Discussion Leader


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Donna di Bella
Appleton, WI
Fox Valley IFD
Dance Instructor, DJ
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Dilyana Kurdova

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Ph.D. Candidate (Ethnochoreology)
Discussion Leader


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Emily Eisbruch

Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Folk Dancing
Marketing & Publicity
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Jane Wieman

Madison, WI
Madison Folkdancing
Dance Instructor
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Karen Tutkowski

Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Hart Park Dancers, Virtual Dance Room
Planner, Announcer, Spotlighter, Archivist, Virtual Dance Room Team
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Katherine "Keti" Kartchev

Buffalo Grove, IL
XOPO Ensemble Chicago
Dance Instructor
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Linda Blohowiak
Pulaski, WI
Fox Valley IFD
Dance Instructor
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Lisa Scott Ptacek

Racine, WI
Racine Folkdancing
Dance Instructor
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Marvin Moehle
Granite City, IL (St Louis Area)
International Folk Dance Association
St Louis Folk Dancing
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Discussion Leader
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Mary Pat Schmidt

Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee Folk Dancers
Planner, Hospitlity
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Melissa Boutell

Hudsonville, MI (Grand Rapids Area)
Grand Rapids Folk Dancing, Virtual Dance Room
Dance Instructor/Leader, Spotlighter, Virtual Dance Room Team
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Michael Kuharski
Madison, WI
Madison Folk Dancers
Dance Instructor
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Mimi Goldberg
Madison, WI
Madioson Folk Dancing
Dance Instructor
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Miriam Miller
Middleton, WI
Activity Leader
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Paul Collins

Skokie, IL (Chicago Area)
Ethnic Dance Chicago
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Director, Planner, Dance Instructor/Leader, Virtual Dance Room Team
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Orkestar Izvor

Milwaukee, WI
Fred Melk
(Leader - Clarinet / Frula / Saxophone)
Steve Petrovich
(Bugarija, Vocals)
Kenn Werner
(Bass Guitar / Stand-up Bass)
Vlade Rokvic
(Accordion)
Nick Mladenovic
(Accordion)
Brian Melk (Bass Guitar / Stand-up Bass)
Ensemble
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Penny Brichta

Lake Geneva, WI
Chicago Israeli Dancing, Virtual Dance Room
Dance Instructor/Leader
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Rick King
Southfield, MI
Detroit Folk Dancing
Dance Instructor, Birdwatching Coordinator
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Ruben Pachas
Schaumburg, Illinois
Dance Instructor/Leader
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Shirley Johnson

Austin TX
Austin Area Folk Dancing
Accordion, Vocals
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Theresa Utschig

Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Hart Park Dancers, Virtual Dance Room
Planner, Dance Instructor, Spotlighter, Virtual Dance Room Team
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Tom Ott
Southfield, Michigan
Detroit Folk Dancing
Dance Instructor, Spotlighter, Virtual Dance Room Team
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