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.

Resume and experience:

2003-2008 Training in the field of dance, the University of Culture and Arts, Kazan State / RUSSIA
(Tray 5) Specialties: Artistic director of the group choreography and dance teacher
2008 Diploma and Award Chairing of Russia PUTIN talantieux for young dancers. Kazan / Russian
2008 Grand Prix best dancer in the pageant of Prazdnik Zakharova. Penza / RUSSIA
1990-2000 School of Dance Solnichko. Kazan / Russian
1993-2003 Secondary School No. 161. Kazan / Russian Federation (Russian Tray)

EXPERIENCE

February 2016 soloist of the ensemble Barynya New York
January 2015-May 2015 Company Dancer in the North American Tour of the Russian National Ballet Theatre (7 shows total in rotation)
November 2014-December 2014 Soloist in the North American Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker
May 2014-June 2014 Soloist in Mexico Tour of Don Quixote with the Moscow Ballet
May 2014-January 2008 Soloist Folk Dancer in the Ensemble Dance group Kazan of Russia (took a leave of absence from the ensemble to tour North America 2010-2014)
November 2013-December 2013 Soloist in the North American Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker
December 2013-January 2013 Soloist in the Eastern Europe Tour of Classical Russian Ballet (4 shows total in rotation)
November 2012-December 2012 Soloist in the North American Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker
November 2011-December 2011 Soloist in the North American Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker
November 2010-December 2010 Soloist in the North American Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker
March 2010 Principal Dancer in the Show-Programm in the park Gardaland. (....../ Italy)
February-March 2010 Dancer invited for tours of the cities of totes in the Russian Dance Company of Character Kazan. Kazan / Russian
Solost dancer in 2009 for a visiting tour to the United States and Canada in the Classical Ballet Company Korona Russian Ballet. Moscow / RUSSIA
2005-2008 Principal Dancer in the Company Chernyi Brilliant (Charmel-Sheix. / Egypt)
2001-2010 Star Dancer in the Dance Company of Character ROVESNIK. Kazan / Russian
February-May 2008 Professor of classical

Russian character dancer Vladimir Nikitin

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

Trepak video


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12-08-2020. Russian dancer Vladimir Nikitin in Nutcracker episode on TV in New York City

Principal dancer of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya Vladimir Nikitin was hired to participate in Christmas Russian Winter TV episode dedicated to world-famous Nutcracker Ballet in New York City on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Because of Covid outbreak only three dancers were allowed to participate in Trepak the Russian dance. Vladimir Nikitin was performing Trepak in Cossack outfit. Also he did a bit of dancing and photoshoot in Russian Bear outfit.

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancer, Vladimir Nikitin, Nutcracker Ballet, TV New York City, NYC Russian dancer
Russian dancer Vladimir Nutcracker on TV in New York City

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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11-11-2020. Virtual showcase for the Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services

On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Vladimir Nikitin performed a virtual performance-showcase for Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services. 10 min demonstation included Russian folk dance Kalinka, Russian dance Metelitsa, Ukrainian dance Pidmanula and other selections. SEWI Youth Services Performers Showcase 2020 happened online via Zoom Webinar. Library staffs from Arrowhead, Bridges, Kenosha County, Lakeshores, Milwaukee County and Monarch Library Systems registered at no cost. This program was sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System and Monarch Library System.

Wednesday November 11th 2020, Russian dance music song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, 11-11-2020, Virtual showcase for the Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Vladimir Nikitin
11-11-2020, Virtual showcase for the Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services


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November 5th, 2020. Virtual performances at the Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California

On Thursday, November 5th, 2020 dancers and musicians of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya presented two virtual performances for the students of the Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California. Exact address of the school: 3010 Fowler Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. Forty five min program of each assembly included introduction to Russian language, culture, Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Cast of performers: dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Elena Notkina, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, dancer Zheniya Berdzinishvili, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Sergey Tsyganok, dancer Veronika Hunko, dancer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Maryia Zhukovich, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Anna Brovkina, dancer Katerina Brovkina, dancer Irina Kl, dancer Ilia Pankratov, dancer Danila Sherstobitov, and dancer Aliaksandr Anatska.

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, 11-05-2020, Thursday, November 5th, 2020, Virtual performances, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California
11-05-2020, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California

45 min virtual show, November 5, 2020, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, CA

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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,  ,    , 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

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.

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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

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Ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, , 22-  2020 ,  ,    ,  ,  -, 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 Countys 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 " " 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

04-17-2018. Darien High School, Connecticut

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

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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