Lili Markova

Liliana Konstantinova-Markova (Lili) was born in Sofia on 28 April. She has a bachelor degree in Business Administration (in French) and a Master degree in Actuarial science and risk assessment, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

Since she was young she has been interested in different arts, like painting and ballet, and she won several poetry competitions - for two consecutive years she received the French cultural institute award the Galaxy – young francophone poetry contest 

Her attraction to Latin – American dances begins with the music of Enrique and Julio Iglesias, Martha Sanchez, Ricky Martin, Buena Vista...For three years Lili practices ballroom dances. Her preparation includes physical practice, as well as ballet lessons and stage presence lessons

In 2004 Lili attends the classes of the first Argentine tango club in Sofia, and later the same year she discovers the magic of salsa. After six months of practice, Lili and her partner D. Lazarov become the public’s couple at the Third National Salsa Competition in Dionysius club. This entitles them to participate in the finals of the First BG Salsa Festival. There, a jury, including international salsa instructors – Susana Montero, Melissa Fernandez, Francisco Vazques, Manuel Mascarell, etc. awards them with first place in the non-professionals division

For two more years Lili participates in the BG Salsa Festival competitions and wins two forth places, as well as the BG vice champion title at Salsa Sofia Open 2006

Despite being an active competitor, Lili begins her work as a dance instructor during this period. She participates in international and national salsa congresses (Innsbruck, Austria 2007, BG Salsa Weekend 2006, 2007)

In June 2007, Lili Konstantinova and Evgenii Markov become a dance couple and three months later they establish dance club Pa’Lante. Currently Evgenii and Lili are one of the most successful and promising competition couples in Bulgaria. Winners of numerous competitions, they successfully present our country at national and international salsa congresses