Mladost Folk Ensemble

Up Next!

Mladost returns to Routes and Roots at the Dance Complex, Cambridge MA:

Arrive early. We open the show!

Who We Are

Mladost Folk Ensemble will take you on tour to the corners of the earth. Join us in an exploration of the different cultures and ethnicities of the world, learning of each through song and dance. The members of Mladost draw their inspiration from the lives of Conny and Marianne Taylor, co-founders of Boston's Folk Arts Center of New England, and their dances from folk dance experts around the world, combining both in extraordinary performances selected for their style, footwork, and presentation. Look for Mladost in performance or contact us to have us appear at your event!

Dance with Us!

Mladost is actively looking for new members! We welcome students age 10+ and young professionals, with or without dance experience. We rehearse Sunday afternoons in Lexington, MA. For more information, email or contact our artistic director, Andy Taylor-Blenis, at

Upcoming Performances

Balkan Music Night — March 16, 2024, Concord MA

NEFFA — April 20, 2024, Marlborough MA

Folk Arts Center Monthly Party — May 18, 2024, Belmont MA

Past Performances

🎙 Roots & Routes December 9th & 10th, 2023 at The Dance Complex in Cambridge MA

🎙Dance for World Community Festival — September 2022 in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA

🎙Folk Arts Center Holiday Dance Party, Friday, December 6th, 2019 9pm at Park Ave Congregational Church, in Arlington, MA

🎙Divi Zheni Balkan Dance Extravaganza, Saturday, November 16, 2019,  7 – 11 p.m. at Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA

The root of the word "mladost" means "youth" in many Slavic languages, representing our wide repertoire of cultures as well as our age in just one word and one ensemble. 

Mladost December 2023

Season Finale

Nutcracker like never before

Enjoy the Mladost twist on the  Nutcracker

Mladost with Romanians

A cultural exchange with Romanian dancers & musicians