Jarmila Mrnuštíková

Jarmila Mrnuštíková, Czech Republic Secondary education: 1) logistics and financial services program, and 2) social activity program. Since 2000, I had been collaborating with the folklore ensemble and the festival in the city of my residence at different levels: sewing costumes and volunteering at the festival. Since 2004, I began a close collaboration with the […]

Liidia Vernygor

Artist of Ballet, Choreographer, Manager, Art director, Honored Artist of Ukraine, member of the National Union of Choreographers of Ukraine. I was born on September 13, 1956 in the Poltava region and live in Kyiv since 1974. Education: After graduating from the Dnipropetrovsk Theater School (choreographic department), in 1974 I joined the work and worked […]

Bernard Capet

President of the national section I.O.V for France since 2009 (member 3362) Responsible of the “International Exchanges” commission at F.A. F. N (Fédération Amicale Folklorique Nationale of France) 70 groups Founder, animator and President of the Arts and Popular Traditions group “Les Bons Z’enfants d’Etaples” laureat of numerous national and international reward (1968-2008) Co-Founder of […]

Javier Rodrigo Ilarri

Javier Rodrigo Ilarri was born in Valencia. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and works as full-time professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is an active member of IOV since 2009. Between 1984-1991 he studied music and piano at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia. Since then his cultural activities […]

Geert Nijhof

Geert Nijhof has been active in the International Folkloristic Dance festival SIVO in the Netherlands Since 1985 and a member of IOV Netherlands since 1993. He presided over the SIVO festival in the period between 1990 and 2005, in which he collaborated with many folklore organizations from around the whole world. He has been working […]

Mkrtich Hovhannisyan

Mkrtich Hovhannisyan was born in Gyumri, Armenia. In 2006 he graduated from the State Institute of Theatre and Movie, Department of Stage Directing. Afterwards, he did post-graduate studies at the Department of Theatre Study, where he is a candidate for a PhD. Since 2006, Mkrtich has been teaching history of Russian, Armenian and foreign dramatic […]

Mohamed Nouiri

Mohamed Nouiri is an editor, writer and research Consultant for the Bahrain Royal Court. Education: University of Tunis 1998 PHD in Arabic Language, Literature and Culture (with great distinction) 1985 Professeur Agrégé Arabic Language and Literature- highest scholarly award given by the state 1982 Professional Certificate in Scientific Research 1980 Mastery Certificate in Arabic Language, […]

Judith Flores

Judy Selk Flores is a historian, folklorist and professional batik artist.  She has lived in Inarajan, Guam since moving there as a child with her teaching parents from the U.S. state of Colorado in 1957.  She became fluent in the Chamorro language and married into the culture.  She attended the Guam public school system, graduating […]