The Academic Folklore Ensemble was founded in 1957 as an integral part of the Student House of Culture in Sofia and has been recognized as one of the oldest and most famous dancing groups in the country. The repertoire of the group includes dozens of folk dances performed by more than 50 young men and women. It covers dances from all regions in Bulgaria – Thrace, Dobrudzha, Macedonia, Moesia and Shop regions. For its more than half a century history, AFE have had many appearances on Bulgarian and foreign TV programs. The Ensemble has performed outstandingly in many parts of the world: Grate Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Israel, Egypt, India, Malta, South Korea, Turkey, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, Russia and many more.
Leading choreographer and director of the group, Mr. Ivan Todorov