About Us

Marius Ursu was born in Prigor, a village on the Almajului Valley, in the South part of Banat.

He starded dancing since he was 6 years old, and at the age of eight he was a member of the elementary school dance group of Prigor. During highschool he was a member of the highschool dance group "Stefan Plavat" in Orsova, and at the same time (from16 years old) he was a member of the ensemble "Doina Cernei” of Orsova. Since 1983, when he became a student, he was part of the folk ensemble Doina Timisului of the "Students' Culture House” in Timisoara, and since 1986 until 2005, he was a member of the folk ensemble" „Timisul” of Timisoara.

As a dancer soloist Marius participated at 2 editions of the national folk festivals and, every time, he has won The First Prize, in the editions of the 1985 and 1987.

Marius is expert choreographer of the folk ensemble "Doina Timisului" of The Students' Cultural Club in Timisoara, starting from 1990. At that time he was recognized by the Association of Folkloric Choreographers Ensembles in Romania, as the youngest choreographer in the country. Currently this group is considered by experts one of the best folk group in the country.

Marius has the profession of mechanical engineer, but he decided to follow his destiny, that of research and capitalization of Romanian folk dance and Romanian folk traditions. He participated at several training courses and graduated in 2010 the Faculty of Choreographic - Folklore Pedagogy of the Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima" in Cluj-Napoca.

Maria Ursu was born in Arad and since little was attracted to folk dance and she was going through all stages of the atristical performance, from youth ensembles to the ensembles recognized by amateurs (Timisul and Doina Timisului). Maria attended the courses of Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, and in 1990 became a member of the folk ensemble Doina Timisului, where he met Marius, the choreographer of the ensemble. In 1991 they got married and now they have an daughter, Patricia.

After 1990 they both participated in over 100 seminars and festivals held abroad, in more than 40 countries, from 6 continents : Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Azores Islands (Portugal), Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithunia, Malaysia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, USA, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, etc.