About Neli

Neli Petkova is a competitive ballroom dancer and instructor originally from Bulgaria. She has been competing and training in ballroom, latin and showdance for the last 18 years with a recent focus in International Ballroom. She is currently ranked 7th in International Ballroom by USA Dance.

Currently, Neli is the Studio Manager at Dancers Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota where she also teaches. Her focus is on International Ballroom but she is training dancers in all styles. With the passion and drive she has for this athletic artform, Neli is dedicated to demonstrating the highest technical level of dancing as possible. Dance is her focus in life!

She is actively seeking for an International Ballroom or American Smooth partner with Championship level aspirations as well as a partner desiring a career opportunity in teaching ballroom dance in the Twin Cities area. Dancers Studio is a remarkable facility in a great market and filled with potential.


Roberto Vila & Morena Colagreco, Yulia Kornilova & Mariusz Olszewski

Education & Skills

Dale Carnegie – Leadership Training for Managers

Dale Carnegie – Sales

BS in Management & Leadership

Beauty & Talent Contest Awards

Miss Bulgaria in USA in 2014

Best Talent Miss Bulgaria in USA in 2014