The newest addition of the New York East Side Studio, Elena Dumanova comes from the picturesque town of Bansko in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. She has graduated the University of World and National Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. She started dancing when she was 6 years old in her hometown doing Modern and Ballroom. When she was 11 years old she was discovered by one of the biggest dance clubs in Bulgaria in the nearby city and she started traveling every weekend to pursue her dancing career. 10 years later Elena has some amazing achievements under her belt:
10 Dance Youth National Champion, representing Bulgaria at the World Championships in Canada. Winner of many competitions in Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine, China. She also ranked Number 1 in Bulgaria in the years 2013-2016.
Elena’s unique style and attention to the details makes her one of the most sought after instructors at Fred Astaire East Side Studio.
Elena is happy to continue her competitive career with her professional partner Bozhidar Elkin as a Professional, representing Fred Astaire Dance Studio and the United States of America.