Elena Gadjokova

Elena Gadjokova is an actor, director, acting pedagogue and researcher with more than 30 years of experience in the field of theatre. She holds an MA in Acting and a PhD in Theatre Arts and Studies from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria.

Her thirst for exploring the art of the actor on many levels has been the driving force behind most of her endeavours. Building on a successful acting career, she went on to direct and teach - first as Artistic Director and acting instructor at Bergen Theatre School, later as Artistic Director of Theatre Laboratory. Her work has been honoured with the Limelight Award for innovation and achievement on the field of theatre.

She is the major creative catalyst behind International Theatre Lab, its co-founder and Artistic Director.