Ilka Doubek has been a professional ballet and modern dancer since 1973. She has collaborated with various renowned choreographers, theater and opera directors around the world. Ilka has guested as a solo dancer and/or choreographer in many of the major European opera houses where most of her performing career was focused. She has choreographed ballets, modern dances, opera dances, and movement internationally. She studied in Omaha, San Diego, New York, Canada and France, where she also performed.
Ilka, who received numerous scholarships and grant awards, was a member of the Omaha Ballet, the San Diego Ballet, the Frankfurt Ballet and the Hamburg Ballet before touring many nations of the world with her solo dance concerts. Ilka is a certified teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and is a ballet examiner with the Dance Masters of America. She formed Litchfield Dance Arts Academy in 1995 with husband and partner Tom Fox and teaches a variety of classes there. In addition, Ilka is a guest master teacher and choreographer for ballet and modern dance with professional companies, schools, universities and dance organizations in many countries.