A Brief Biography of Achievements
Education and Experience:
> An Honors Graduate  of the Hungarian State Ballet School/Folkdance Department. Member of the first graduating class of the Department.
> Graduate of the Budapest Teacher's College, major in education and pedagogy .
> A performer, solo artist, and later, Dance Director and Choreographer of the Hungarian State Ensemble until 1983.
> Artistic Director and Choreographer for several amateur folk ensembles in Hungary and Tanchaz instructor.
> Founding Director , choreographer and solo performer of the famous Kodaly Ensemble which became one of the most important professional folk ensembles in Central Europe until its dissolution, due to lack of funding . The Ensemble under Zsurafszki toured North America with very significant critical acclaim.
> Artistic Director, Choreographer and later General Director of the Budapest Ensemble ; he revitalized one of the most prestigious professional folk ensembles in Hungary.
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Training and Research:
> Studied with the best folk and modern dance instructors in Hungary.
> Innumerable field trips and research tours to Transylvania, Slovakia, Poland.
> Extensive research and study of dances of all nations in the Carpathian Basin including Hungarians, Slovaks,Romanians, Croatians and Gypsies.
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> Honor Student at the Hungarian State Ballet School 
> Numerous awards for choreography of amateur groups at festivals.
> "Young Artists Recognition" 
> "Dancer of the Year" 
> Prize for Culture from Heves County 
> Award "Excellence in Hungarian Art" 
> "Gyula Harangozo Prize"  (highest recognition for a dancer in Hungary)
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Teaching & Touring
> Canada; Germany; Slovakia; USA; Switzerland; Romania; Russia; France; Finland; Italy; Japan; Sout America