Russian character dancer Vladimir Nikitin, Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya, New York

Russian character and ballet dancer Vladimir Nikitin joined New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2016. Vladimir arrived to the United States of America from Kazan' in Tatarstan.

Russian character dancer Vladimir Nikitin

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

Trepak video


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Ukrainian National Dance Hopak. Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones)

Ukrainian National Dance Hopak, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
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Jewish Bottle Dance. Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones). Dancers Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok.

Jewish Bottle Dance, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
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Sept 11, 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

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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, ансамбль Барыня, художественный руководитель Михаил Смирнов, 11 сентября 2020-ого года, Бруклин Нью-Йорк, фото Леонида Брука
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

First public concert after Covid-19 started. Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York on August 22nd, 2020

First public performance of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya after the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Exact address of the venue: Untermyer Park and Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. Cast of ensemble Barynya included Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, founder, garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Russian-Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek (keyboard, vocals), Maryia Zhukovich (dancer), Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, and Veronika Hunko.

Ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, суббота, 22-ое августа 2020 года, парк Унтермаер, Антермайер Парк энд Гарденс, город Янкерс, штат Нью-Йорк, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek

Первый публичный концерт ансамбля "Барыня" после начала эпидемии КОВИД-19 состоялся в субботу, 22-ого августа 2020 года в Антермаер парке города Янкерс (штат Нью-Йорк). Untermyer Park and Gardens (остатки поместья Сэмюэля Дж. Унтермайера "Грейстон") - исторический городской общественный парк площадью 43 акра, расположенный в Йонкерсе, штат Нью-Йорк, в округе Вестчестер, к северу от Манхаттена. На концерте было примерно пятьдесят человек зрителей (строго по пригласительным билетам). Вся публика была в масках. Люди сидели друг от друга на расстоянии в шесть футов (примерно два метра). Прямая трансляция выступления шла для остальных подписчиков этой концертной серии через Фейсбук и YouTube. Басист ансамбля Леонид Брук (Leonid Bruk) записал видео выступления. Благодаря ему концерт можно посмотреть полностью от начала до конца.

Ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, суббота, 22-ое августа 2020 года, парк Унтермаер, Антермайер Парк энд Гарденс, город Янкерс, штат Нью-Йорк, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Elena Notkina, Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek, Maryia Zhukovich, Vladimir Nikitin, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, Valentina Kvasova, Veronika Hunko
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Elena Notkina, Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek, Maryia Zhukovich, Vladimir Nikitin, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, Valentina Kvasova, Veronika Hunko

Full concert video

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Concert at the Four Seasons Great Notch in Clifton, New Jersey, October 15, 2019

Four members of Barynya ensemble performed one hour show at the Four Seasons Great Notch, Passaic County’s finest active adult community, located in Clifton, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Exact address: Four Seasons Great Notch, 650 Valley Road, Clifton, New Jersey (The GPS address is 720 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ). Program of performance included Russian, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Siberian, Moldavian, Cossack traditional dances, music, and songs. Cast of performers included Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer), Roman Samoliotov (bayan virtuoso, singer).

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Vladimir Nikitin, Valentina Kvasova, Four Seasons Great Notch, 650 Valley Road, Clifton, New Jersey

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 dancer Vladimir Nikitin, singer Irina Zagornova, contrabass balalaika player Leonid Bruk, dancer, choreographer, singer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer/singer Simona Zhukovski, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, dancer Irina Biryukova, dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Olga Yeliseyeva, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Ilia Pankratov, dancer Alisa Egorova, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player 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
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Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

Russian dancers, singers and musicians of ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancers Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, and musicians Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). Dancers performed Moldavian dance, Sailors' dance, Barynya, Kalinka, Hopak, Danila Cooper, Jewish wedding dances (Bottle dance, Candle dance), Siberian, Gypsy, Cossack, and other selections. Exact address of the venue: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124.

Ensemble Barynya, Colorado, Russian dancers, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Ensemble Barynya, Colorado, Russian dancers, Lone Tree Arts Center, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

Russian Birthday party with Cheburashka, Bear, garmoshka, and balalaika

Russian Birthday party with dancing Bear, live garmoshka and balalaika, famous Russian Soviet Birthday song "Пусть бегут неуклюже пешеходы по лужам" composed by Vladimir Shainsky as well as appearance of the Cheburashka, as well as traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Tatar, Jewish and Gypsy dancing took place near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Happy Birthday, Yura!

Russian dancers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vladimir Nikitin
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Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens, April 2018

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 during performance of ensemble Barynya at the Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival on Steinway Street (between Broadway & 31st Avenue) in Astoria, Queens. Dancers: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals), Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani (singer, 7 string Russian guitar).

Ensemble Barynya, Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival, Astoria, Queens, Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

Male Cossack dancers of ensemble Barynya provided four top energy Cossack dance performances with amazing tricks, high jumps, knee-bending Kozatsky moves during SABOTAGE SHOW at NJPAC on April 2nd and April 3rd, 2018. NJPAC or New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing art centers in the United States. Exact address: 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102. Cast of dancers included best Cossack dancers: Andrei Kisselev, Aliaksandr Anatska, Danila Sherstobitov, Konstantin Tulinov, and Vladimir Nikitin.

Cossak Dance Troupe, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, NJPAC, April 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey, April 2018

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, Vladimir Nikitin
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 2017

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

Corporate event at the Siberian Floors NYC, July 12, 2017

Leny Kushnir, Vladimir Nikitin, Dinara Subaeva, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexandre Tsytlin, Elina Karokhina, Siberian Floors NYC, July 12, 2017

Russian wedding at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD, December 10th, 2016

Russian traditional dance, song and music Ensemble Barynya (Sergei Tsganok, Mikhail Smirnov, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, and Dinara Subaeva) provided Russian folk dance and music presentation during mixed Russian-American wedding reception on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at the George Peabody Library located in Peabody Institute, (exact address: 17 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202). Dance selections included “Barynya” (Russian dance), “Kalinka” (Russian dance), Gypsy dance “Mardzhandzha”, Ukrainian traditional dance “Hopak”. Balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) provided mix of Russian, Ukrainian, classical, modern, and Russian Gypsy music and songs during the cocktail hour. Dancers and musicians together performed 20 min set during reception's main course.

George Peabody Library, Russian dancers, Baltimore, Maryland, Barynya
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Third Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award in Brooklyn, New York

Ensemble Barynya performed during the Third Annual Nelson "Madiba" Mandela Humanitarian Award organized by the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) at the Brooklyn Music School in Brooklyn, New York 11216. Ensemble Barynya's dancers and musicians provided 15 min performance of Tatar, Ukrainian, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, dancers Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.

Konstantin Tulinov, Elina Karokhina, Sergey Tshnok, Vladimir Nikitin, 3rd Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award at the Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, NY
Konstantin Tulinov, Elina Karokhina, Sergey Tshnok, Vladimir Nikitin, 3rd Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award at the Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, NY


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Ethnic Expo at the City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 ensemble Barynya performed during the Ethnic Expo event at the City Hall Plaza in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Dancers and musicians provided 60 min performance of Cossack, Siberian, Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Gypsy, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.

Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok, Konstantin Tulinov, Ethnic Expo event, City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana
Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok, Konstantin Tulinov, Ethnic Expo event, City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana

Wedding at the Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware

Performance of traditional Moldovan dance during wedding reception at the Rockwood Park Carriage House in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. Cast of dancers included Vladimir Nikitin, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, and Olga Chpitalnaia. Dancers performed Russian folk dance "Kalinka", two Jewish wedding dance routines (Bottle dance, Candle dance), and traditional dance from Moldova (an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic). Exact address of the venue: Rockwood Park Carriage House, 4671 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Traditional dance from Moldova

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

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