Russian folk dancer Mikhail Nesterenko specializes in character dance as well as ballet.
He has graduated from Voronezh Dance Academy in Russia and has worked for various dance companies
in Russia including Rhythm Planet under direction of Boris Sankin (former first cast of famous Moyeseev Russian Folk Ensemble).
Mikhailís inborn talent was recognized very early and he was a winner of numerous junior dance competitions.
In 1995 Mikhail Nesterenko toured all over Europe with the Dance group MVO, and in 1996 he joined renown
Bim-Bom Dance Group and Lovushkin Circus and Folk Dance Company.
Between 1997 and 1999 Mr. Nesterenko performed with Lovushkin Group at Cypress Gardens, Florida.
Mikhail also performed Russian Trepak in the Nutcracker with the well-known Florida Dance
Theater and featured as a principal dancer of the Niel Goldbergís Cirgue at the Acuff Theater,
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Gypsy show at Anna Anisimovaís Wedding, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, November 21st, 2010
Saturday, June 5th, 2010, Bat Mitzvah party in Riverdale, New York
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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:
Mikhail Nesterenko, Mikhail Smirnov, Victoria Pichurova, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Natalia Ejova, 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.
July, 2007. Performance series in Ohio communities
Ensemble Barynya was touring the state of OHIO as part of the Ohio Arts Councilís Summer International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT). Barynya performed many shows, Russian & Ukrainian dance workshops from July 17 to July 28, 2007. Performance locations included Lakeside, Warren, Marietta, Jackson and Grandview Heights. All performances were free and open to the public.
NYC Russian Heritage Festival "Spirits of Russia", Copacabana Club, 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"
In 2000 Mikhail Nesterenko was invited to perform with the United Art Corporation
in New York as a soloist of Pototsky Dance Group, one of the first and most recognized Russian
folk shows in the East Coast.
Russian folk dancer Mikhail Nesterenko and ensemble Barynya
In 2003 Mikhail Nesterenko performed with Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
which is one of the highly regarded performing and educational institutions that raised generations
of dancers since 1958.
Russian folk dancer Mikhail Nesterenko
Mikhailís acrobatic skills and knowledge of Russian folklore enjoyed outstanding reviews.
Mikhail started to perform with New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2004.
Mr. Nesterenko first performed with Brighton Ballet Theater during 2002 Winter Fairytale Season as a guest dancer featuring as a Mouse King in Tchaikovskyís Nutcracker. During the past year Mr. Nesterenko has worked as a soloist of Brighton Ballet Theater.
In 2004 Mikhail Nesterenko performed Ukrainian, Russian and Gypsy dances at Lincoln Center and at the Brooklyn Art Council Folk Feet Festival, a first-ever attempt to document the range of ethnic dances sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation.
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.
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