An experienced folk dance teacher, Flora Carlile-Kovács holds degrees in elementary education and ethnography as well as a folk dance teaching certificate. She taught the beginner group of one of Budapest’s leading amateur folk dance groups. For seven years she worked for the Hungarian Heritage House, the national institution founded by the Hungarian Secretary of State for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage with the the purpose of preserving and promoting Hungarian folk traditions. In this role Flora organized arts and crafts trainings,Hungarian heritage camps and events, and completed the Hungarian Heritage House’s folk craft training. Flora recently moved from Hungary to the Northwest and now lives in the Seattle area with her family and makes her living as a felt maker.