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Basics of Ukrainian Folk Dance with Natalie Kapeluck - Online

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This seminar will provide participants with a background of Ukrainian Folk Dance and its evolution to modern day. Participants will also have the opportunity for instruction in basic steps from the Central/Poltava and Hutzul region.





Natalie M. Kapeluck is a product of the Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble School and was trained in Ukrainian folk ballet by her mother, Beverly Komar Kapeluck (Vasil Avramenko Soloist).  Ms. Kapeluck also attended the Soyuzivka Dance Camps under the direction of Peter Marunczak. In 1986, Ms. Kapeluck began choreographing for the Kyiv Dance Ensemble and, in 1992, became Artistic Director and head of the School. 

In 1994, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from Point Park College.  She has performed, choreographed, managed and designed lighting for  various ballet and modern companies and high schools in the Pittsburgh area.  Ms. Kapeluck has taught for Southwest Ballet, Civic Light Opera Academy, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and many others, in addition to conducting Ukrainian Dance workshops across the US and Canada. Ms. Kapeluck was a featured dancer with the Mary Miller Dance Company for eight seasons. 

In addition, she choreographed three multi-disciplinary shows with MN2 productions based on Ukrainian Folklore. In the summer of 2007, MN2 production  Ancestral Voices toured in Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York City and Toronto.  In March 2003, Ms. Kapeluck formed her own dance company, Slava Dance. Her most recent endeavor with Slava entitled Ukie Fusion, was awarded Best Madhatter Performance at the 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.  Ms. Kapeluck was honored to be named the 2010 Ukrainian Technological Society’s Ukrainian of the Year for her work in Ukrainian Folk Dance.

This webinar is FREE, but registration is required to view.  Donations are gratefully accepted!



UHEC folk art programming is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

July 24th, 2021 12:00 PM through  1:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Voluntary donation $ 1.00