Kalinka Dance Ensemble of Baltimore is a performer of traditional (charachter) Russian and Central European dance in Baltimore/Washington DC area. We offer dance lessons for children and adults, participate in folklore and Community Festivals, and provide cultural entertainment at weddings, corporate parties, churches, schools, and community celebrations.
The Kalinka dancers, aging from 6 to 50, represent over 20 different ethnicities and nationalities, including Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Uzbekistan and more. United by a passion for Russian and Eastern European dance as a form of traditional art, we carry a mission of preserving and disseminating Russian and Eastern European folk-dance traditions in the United States.
We’ve performed at venues such as the Russian Embassy in Washington DC, The Lyric Opera House, the Russian Noble Society Ball, Northern Virginia Community College, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center, Hillwood Estate and Museum, the Russian Festival in Baltimore, and many more.
For our active involvement in Russian-American cultural relationships, we have been awarded the 2018 Silver Archer Award (Серебряный Лучник).
In 2021 Kalinka Dance Ensemble became the recipient of the Creativity Award of the Maryland State Arts Council.