Barynya Cossack dancers performed at SUPERSTARS OF DANCE international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). The show hosted by Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA, premiered on NBC network on January 4th and aired through January 26th, 2009. Artistic Director of Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov was one of eight judges to decide which country will take home the coveted Trophy. Mikhail was not able to vote for Cossack dancers or the Russian team.
Выступление ансамбля Барыня на международном танцевальном конкурсе "СУПЕРСТАРС ОФ ДЭНС", съёмки национального американского канала эН-Би-Си, январь 2009 года. Танцовщики: Алексей Мальцев, Данила Шерстобитов, Александр Рудой, Василий Мышлецов, Ярослав Добрянский, Александр Сизов, Илья Стрельцов и Алексей Ключников. Хореография Виталий Вертерич, костюмы Светлана Гаврилова.
"Kalinka" dancers from Baltimore, Maryland perform in beautifully detailed costumes and accompanied by a full orchestra, Russian Folk Instruments quartet/trio or pre-recorded music. Artistic Director Ekaterina (Katya) Denisova.
"Cossack Spirit" from New York founded by dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova, singer Victoria Pichurova and Russian button accordion virtuoso Victor Danilochkin in 2007. Ensemble performs Cossack folk music, songs and dances. All members of the group are highly trained in former USSR performers.