Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey from Brooklyn, New York

Ukrainian dancer Sergey Tshnok was born in L'viv, Ukraine in 1982. He started dancing with kids' folk dance ensemble "Iskorka" under direction of his mother Liliya Yurievna Tsyganok. In 1996 he started dancing with teens' traditional Ukrainian dancer troupe "Karpaty" under direction of Honored Artist of Ukraine Mihailo Vanivsky. From 1997 through 2002 he stadied dancing and choreography at the L'viv State College of The Culture and Arts. Graduated in 2002. At the same time as he was a student at the L'viv State College of The Culture and Arts he was dancing with Jewish Dance Ensemble "MAZAL TOV" and Polish Dance Troupe "L'vovyatsy". With "MAZAL TOV" and "L'VOVYATSY" groups Serhiy performed locally in Ukraine, and internationally. In 2003 he graduated with Diploma of completion special training in Polish Traditional dancing from Lyublin's University of Maria Skladovsky in Poland. In 2003 Serhiy joined dance troupe to work 18 months contract with the show Sharm L Sheikh in Egypt. In 2006-2012 he was performing with various dance projects in Turkey, Israel and Dubai. In 2013 he started working as a dancer on cruise ships all over the world. In the summer 2014 Serhiy made his home in the United States of America. He started working with various Ukrainian groups, dance and music ensemble Barynya, Moscow Gypsy Army, Can-Can Cabaret Dance Show, and others. Serhiy speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and English.

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

VIDEO

Hopak, Ukrainian folk dance (3 min 09 sec)

watch this video on www.youtube.com website

PHOTOS

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 Serhiy Tsyganok, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
click image above to see full size high-resolution photo

Ukrainian National Dance Hopak, dancers Serhiy Tsyganok, Vladimir Nikitin, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones Ukrainian National Dance Hopak, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones

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

Jewish Bottle Dance, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
click image above to see full size high-resolution photo

Jewish Bottle Dance, Serhiy Tsyganok, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones Jewish Bottle Dance, Serhiy Tsyganok, Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones

Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Photo credit James K. Jubinski
Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Photo credit James K. Jubinski

Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Photo credit James K. Jubinski
Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Photo credit James K. Jubinski

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Morristown, New Jersey
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Morristown, New Jersey

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Anna Brovkina, Columbia University, New York City
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey, Anna Brovkina, Columbia University, New York City

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

Wedding at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD

Ensemble Barynya (Sergei Tsganok, Mikhail Smirnov, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, and Dinara Subaeva) provided folk dance and music presentation during 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 “Hopak”, “Barynya”, “Kalinka”, “Mardzhandzha”.

George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, Barynya
click the image above to see full-size high resolution photo

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, 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

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

Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, school's Principal, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov, Milestones Charter School, Phoenix, Arizona
Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, school's Principal, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov,  Arizona, Milestones Charter School, Phoenix, AZ
click images above to see full size high-resolution photos

VIDEO

11 min video from Columbus, Indiana

watch this video on www.youtube.com website

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

RELATED LINKS

ISKRA
  Iskra - Ukrainian dancers from New Jersey for festivals, weddings, private and corporate events. Artistic Director, choreographer Andrij Cybyk. video

Lena Shtefan
  Lena Shtefan - Ukrainian-American singer. video

Ukrainian Cossack dancers of New York
  Ukrainian Cossack dancers based in Brooklyn, New York video

Pearls of Odessa
  Pearls of Odessa - children chorus from Ukraine.

Valeriy Zhmud
  Valeriy Zhmud - Ukrainian, Romanian, Gypsy, Russian, Klezmer, Classical and Jazz violinist from Brooklyn, New York.

Nina Tritenichenko
  Nina Tritenichenko - Ukrainian singer and musician from Holland, Michigan. video

Verka Serdyuchka
  Verka Serdyuchka tribute act is available for hire in NYC, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, PA, MD, and other states. video

Ukrainian Cossacks Martial dance
  Zvychay - amazing gravity-defying Ukrainian Cossacks martial arts dance troupe. Ukrainian dance workshops. Ukrainian dances videos including Hopak, Ukrainian dancers photos.

Ukrainian ensemble Barvinok
  Barvinok - Ukrainian music and dance ensemble from Michigan. video

Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey
  Sergey Tshnok - Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey from Brooklyn, New York. video

Ukrainian dancers, musicians, singers, performers, groups wanted
  Ukrainian dancers, musicians, singers & groups wanted. Barynya entertainment is providing DJs, comedians, bands, virtuoso musicians and ensembles, dancers, singers, performers and groups of all kind for corporate entertainment and private events since 1991 (on-line since 1998).

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

site map | Barynya Entertainment | contact