Katarína Babčáková

Ethnochoreologist, since 2002 a specialist in folklore at the National Cultural Center in Bratislava. She finished her doctor’s degree of ethnochoreology at the Department of Ethnology and Folklore Studies at the University of Constantine the Philosophe in Nitra. She graduated from the accredited courses of dance pedagogy of elementary art schools and traditional dance pedagogy. She is a lecturer in dance schools, trainings folk group leaders and she is also a member of national dance competitions jury. She is the author of ethnochoreological contributions, a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Scenic Folklorism, the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia and the International Council for Traditional Music. She cooperated in ethnochoreological researches in the national Digital Museum project, Traditional dances of Slovak regions project and others. As a dramaturge or author of stage programs she works at the International Folklore Festival Myjava, Folklore Festival Východná, Folklore Festival of the region of Spiš and the Festival of Traditional Culture Koliesko. As a director of the festival or director of programme committee she worked at the Folklore Festival Východná, Folklore Festival of the region of Spiš and the Festival of Traditional Culture Koliesko in Kokava nad Rimavicou. She is a president of Slovak National Section CIOFF and a member of the Council for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.