Russian folk dancer Olga Chpitalnaia from New York
Russian folk dancer Olga Chpitalnaia was born in Kherson, Ukraine. She is a professional dancer. Her specialties are Russian, Cossacks, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy folk dances. Olga has made the United States her home in 1992. Before coming to the United States she was performing with Ukrainian Dance State Ensemble “Slavutich” and the "Russian folk song and dance ensemble of the Black Sea Navy Sailors”. In the United States Olga Chpitalnaia was a part of Riverdance's "Flying Squad" project (2004, 2008). She has joined ensemble Barynya in 2003 along with dancer and choreographer Vitaly Verterich. Olga is also dancing with New York Dance show, "Moscow Gypsy Army", "Mazal Tov", and other groups..
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1995-present: Barynya 1993-present: Brighton Ballet, Brooklyn, NY
1998-present: Cabaret “Rasputin”, New York
1990-1992: Dance Company of Russian Navy, Ukraine
1989-1990: Folk Dance Company “Slavutich”, Ukraine
2004: “Flying squad” project with “Riverdance” , LA
2004: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Washington, DC
1999-2003 “Nutcracker” with Brighton Ballet
April 4, 2014, Lamoni, Iowa
Performance with Russian singer Nikolai Massenkoff at the Graceland University's Shaw Center, Shaw Family Auditorium, Lamoni Campus, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 on Friday, April 04, 2014. PHOTOS and VIDEO
World On Stage Dance Festival, Stamford, Connecticut, May 2009
"World On Stage" Dance Festival took place in Stamford, Connecticut on May 2, 2009 at the "Palace Theatre" (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06901). Dancers:
Dancers Valentina Kvasova,
Dasha Paliy ,
Elena Yakubina performed a dance number "DEVOCHKI" in a musical "Mother Russia", Carnegie Hall, NYC. The story was about an American guy visiting Russia, "Barynya" dancers were in the scene where his friends are afraid that he will be seduced by Russian girls and warning him to stay away from them.
Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Ensemble Barynya performed during diner Gala after the Liberty Medal 2008 was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush. Official ceremony took place on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at The National Constitution Center located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. Barynya entertained a black-tie dinner for more than 1,000 guests. Audience included President George H. W. Bush, Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Barynya performed both concert music and dance throughout the evening. President's Bush and Gorbachev were thrilled. World known concert pianist Van Cliburn shake hands with the balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky. MC of the evening, American television journalist Tom Brokaw, used one of our microphones to do the toasts. He was standing next to Barynya musicians on the stage.
New York City Russian Radio Station City Radio 540AM
Festival of Russian music, dance and culture, May 2008
Brighton Beach Festival of Russian music, dance and culture on May 18th, 2008 was organized by one of New York Russian Radio Stations, CITY RADIO 540AM. Barynya performed in the beginning of the concert. Five dancers and two musicians were on the stage built near the south end of Coney Island Avenue (next to Boardwalk) in Brooklyn, New York. Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Ganna Makarova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexey Maltsev performed Russian dances "Barynya", "Metelitsa", "Kalinka", "Korobushka", Cossack dance Varenka, and Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak". Mikhail Smirnov was singing and playing garmoshka while Leonid Bruk was burning fingers on his huge balalaika-contrabass.
Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens. December 2007
Barynya gig for TV Chanel RUSSIA TODAY, New York City
On December 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2007 from 12PM till 4 PM New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya dancers and musicians were leading a group of Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens (Ded Moroz and Snegurochka) to greet New Yorkers and promote new TV Channel "RUSSIA TODAY".
On December 13, 2007 at 8pm Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya performed at the "Guvernment" (Kool Haus Entertainment Complex), 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3Y5 Canada...
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Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov, Victoria Pichurova, Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Mikhail Nesterenko, Stefan Kuziw, and Roman Lewkowicz photos from Slavic Cultural Festival that took place on September 29, 2007 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. Ensemble Barynya shared the stage with the Kazak Family Trio of Belarus, the Bandura Tells of Ukraine, and local organization, the Washington Balalaikas Society Orchestra.
June 2007. Russian Heritage Festival at the famous "Copacabana" club in New York City
One of the final events of the Russian Heritage Festival 2007 was a "Spirits of Russia" evening at the Copacabana Club (560 West 34 Street in Manhattan) on June 27... view pictures
May 2007. Russian Nobility Ball-2007 in New York City
The Russian Nobility Association in America annual Spring Russian Nobility
Ball took place at the luxurious "Pierre" Hotel on May 11, 2007 in New York City.
Musicians and dancers of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya (full company)
provided music for coctail hour and thirty minute music and dance program during the dinner. "Barynya" performed popular Russian Gypsy pieces: "Two Guitars", "Kay One", "Vingerka", "3 lines", Russian favorite balalaika arrangement "The Moon is shining brightly" and Cossack song and dance "Varen'ka"
1998-1999 Christmas event at Javits Center (NY) with “Visor Production”
1996 Special for Christian Dior “Dolce Vita” (NY) with Brighton Ballet
1996 Openning night “Fagerge in America” at Metropolitan Museum of Arts with Brighton Ballet (NY)
1995 “Une Ball Russe” at Waldorf Astoria Hotel with Brighton Ballet (NY)
1993 Russian folk night at UN with NYANA (NY)
Missouri Southern State University. Joplin, MO, October 28, 2004.
Video recorded during ensemble Barynya concert in Missouri Southern State University. Joplin, Missouri, October 28, 2004. Dancers: Vitaly Verterich, Mikhail Nesterenko, Andrij Cybyk, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ganna Makarova.
Ensemble "Barynya" from New York - traditional Russian dance and music show. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists: musicians, singers and dancers who were trained and performed with world-known companies such as Don Cossacks of Rostov, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State center of "Russian Song". Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.
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