Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Taras Lewyckyj, Artistic Director
Voloshky performs with vitality and joy that leap from the stage, and creates a spellbinding show of art and energy that reflects the spirit and character of the Ukrainian people. Combining the strengths of ballet with the vigor of youth, the Voloshky style is bold, powerful, and dazzles with athleticism.
“The Voloshky dancers…have a genuine feel for the nobility and friskiness of the dances. The Hopak, the most famous of the Ukrainian dances, goes way beyond friskiness into high virtuosity,” wrote The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The ensemble draws from a repertoire of more than 40 traditional dances representing every region of Ukraine. During a 90-minute program, Voloshky can perform as many as 14 dances including duets, trios and full-company dances.