Russian singer and dancer Simona, Ensemble Barynya, New York

Russian singer and dancer Simona joined New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2015. Simona Zhukovski started learning Russian traditional singing and dancing with Russian kid's group Golden Rooster under direction of Irina Zagornova.

Contact information: email: msmirnov@yahoo.com - Phone/Text: (201) 981-2497.

September 11th, 2020. Recording of ensemble Barynya promo-video. Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, New York

On Friday, September 11th, 2020 dancers, singers and musicians of Barynya, Russian dance, song and music ensemble had a rehersal and session of video recording at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA - a Jewish community center and proud partner of UJA-Federation of New York - located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Cast of Barynya on that day included Simona Zhukovsky (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Olga Yeliseyeva (dancer), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Leonid Bruk (contrabass-balalaika), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), and singer Irina Zagornova. Company recorded one song performed by Irina Zagornova and several dance routines: "Barynya", "Kalinka", Cossack dance, Moldavian dance, "Metelitsa", Tatar dance, Gypsy dance and Jewish Bottle dance.

Ensemble Barynya 2020 video-promo, 15 min

Watch this video on www.YouTube.com website

Ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Brooklyn, New York, Friday, September 11th, 2020, Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229, (from left to right) Simona Zhukovsky, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Olga Yeliseyeva, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Danila Sherstobitov, Vladimir Nikitin, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, photo credit Leonid Bruk,  ,    , 11  2020- ,  -,
Ensemble Barynya, Friday, September 11th, 2020, Kings Bay YM-YWHA, (from left to right) Simona Zhukovsky, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Olga Yeliseyeva, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Danila Sherstobitov, Vladimir Nikitin, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov

Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019, St. Vladimir Orthodox Church, Dexter, Michigan

Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several performances during 7th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019 that was taking place on the gounds of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Cast: Alisa Egorova (dancer), Serhiy Tsyganok (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director).

Dancer Simona Zhukovski. Photo credit Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com
Dexter, Michigan, Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019, Simona Zhukovski, Photo credit Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com
 |  Advance Local  |  https://expo.mlive.com/news/g66l-2019/09/5193b4c5be2751/ann-arbor-russian-festival-illuminates-traditions.html | Ann Arbor Russian Festival illuminates traditions | Article by Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com | Posted September 14, 2019 at 03:33 PM
Photo credit Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com | Advance Local
https://expo.mlive.com/news/g66l-2019/09/5193b4c5be2751/ann-arbor-russian-festival-illuminates-traditions.html
Ann Arbor Russian Festival illuminates traditions | Article by Jenna Kieser

Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, Friday, May 10th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019, Ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New YorkCity, 2 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065, New York, Olga Chpitalnaia, Elina Karokhina, Simona Zhukovski, Danila Sherstobitov, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov
Friday, May 10, 2019, Ensemble Barynya, Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, New York, Olga Chpitalnaia, Elina Karokhina, Simona Zhukovski, Danila Sherstobitov, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov

54th Annual Petroushka Ball (2019), Russian Children's Welfare Society, The Plaza Hotel NYC

Dancers and musicians of ensemble Barynya provided live music and dance show during 54th Annual Petroushka Ball at the Plaza Hotel {768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019} on Friday, February 8th, 2019. Cast of ensemble Barynya at the 54th Annual Petroushka Ball included: Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer), Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (band leader, guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Yaroslav Bell (violin), singer Irina Zagornova, Sergey Gurbeloshvili (saxophone), Igor Lutsev (drums), and Vlad Barskiy (keyboard), and DJ Alisa Egorova. Ensemble Barynya led by Mikhail Smirnov performed at the Petroushka Ball for number of years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006.

54th Annual Petroushka Ball, Barynya dancers, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Olga Chpitalnaia, Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Simona Zhukovsky, Konstantin Tulinov, Danila Sherstobitov, Valentina Kvasova
54th Annual Petroushka Ball, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Photo Credit: Maike Schulz

Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York, October 13th, 2018

On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 S Brookside Ave, Freeport, NY 11520. Cast of Barynya ensemble included Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov.

Russian Dance, Song and Music ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Saturday, October 13, 2018, Freeport High School, Freeport Community Concert Association, FCCA, Freeport, Long Island, New York, photo credit Yuriy Balan, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Alisa Egorova
all photos from Freeport High School

04-17-2018. Darien High School

Russian music, dance and song ensemble "Barynya" provided Russian folk song and dance workshop and formal 90 min performance on Tuesday, April 17th 2018 at the Darien High School, 80 High School Lane, Darien CT 06820. Folk songs and dance master class with high school and middle school students started at 5pm. Performance started at 7pm. Cast of Barynya performers: Vladimir Nilitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Simona Zhukovski, Olga Chpitalnaia, Dinara Subaeva, Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov. Program of performance: Russian folk song and dance KALINKA (The Snowball Tree), Russian song and dance METELITSA (The Snowstorm), Sibirian Nanai dance (), BARYNYA, PIDMANULA, KAMARINSKAIA, TATARSKIY, contrabass-balalaika solo, Jewish Candle dance, Andgry Husband ( ), Jewish Bottle dance (), Peddlers (), Cossack dance ( ), Russian Tongue-Twisters (), Sailors dance (), Ukrainian National Dance "Hopak" (), Dark Eyes ( ), Russian Gypsy Romani dance Mardzhandzha ( ), Waltz Durane (), and other selections.

Russian dance and music Ensemble Barynya in Connecticut, Darien High School, Darien, CT, Vladimir Nilitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Simona Zhukovski, Olga Chpitalnaia, Dinara Subaeva, Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Russian dance and music Ensemble Barynya in Connecticut, Darien High School, Darien, CT, April 17th, 2018

Noble Nest, White Lake, New York, October 2017

Simona Zhukovski and Valentina Kvasova
Simona Zhukovski, Valentina Kvasova, Russian Themed Party, upstate New York, Noble Nest, White Lake, NY
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LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin

Ensemble Barynya, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival led by world celebrated singer Nikolai Massenkoff, performed at LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Dancers Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Stas Vengelevski (bayan). Exact address of the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts is 400 School Street, P.O. Box 337, Spencer, WI 54479. Program of performance included Kalinka, The Moon is Shining, Russkoye Polye, Korobushka, Metelitsa, Tatar dance, Ural Mountain dance, Tyomnaiya Noch', Katyusha, Tatarskiy Taneyts, Kamarinskaia, Along The Pitersakia, Cossack dance, Valenkee, Gypsy dance, Moscow Nights, Ochee Chorniye, Dorogoi Dlinnoyou, Hopak, If I Were A Rich Man, Barynya, Somewhere My Love, and other selections.

LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin, Nikolai Massenkoff, Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Stas Vengelevski
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin

LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin, Simona Zhukovski, Mikhail Smirnov
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin

LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin, Simona Zhukovski
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin

University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2017

Olga Douglas, Simona Zhukovski, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Ensemble Barynya: Olga Douglas, Simona Zhukovski, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, August 2017

Barynya Russian Song, Music & Dance Ensemble, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography

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