Who We Are

The Dnipro Ukrainian Dance Ensemble was founded in 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the purpose of celebrating Ukrainian cultures and traditions with a focus on folk dance. We specialize in traditional choreography that is artistic,acrobatic and elegant. Our costuming is designed and made in Ukraine using traditional colors and designs.

Over the decades, hundreds of dancers have learned and performed with the dance ensemble and had the opportunity to perform in the US and internationally. Dnipro is made up of 3 groups that vary by age of dancers: Kalyna, Promin and Dnipro. We pride ourselves on working with children and adults of all different ethnic backgrounds, not only Ukrainian,and dancers are not required to have formal dance training to join the ensemble.

Our dance ensemble if led by volunteers who have danced in Dnipro for many years and love to share their experience with others.

Managers

Sara Zawicki

Artistic Directors

Savanah Shumaker

Artem Konovchenko

Youth Directors

Amy Mulhall

Booking for Performance

We perform for events that include weddings, school events, ethnic festivals, private events, and cultural festivals around the world. If you are interested in hiring Dnipro to perform at your event, please contact us directly via email or phone.

Interested in Dancing

Our youth groups practice and perform from September to January. More information can be found on their page by clicking here. Our adult group welcomes dancers of all backgrounds and skill levels. They practice annually every Tuesday. Please contact us directly via email or phone if you are interested in attending a practice.