Mladost Folk Ensemble

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!

Coming Up Next!


๐ŸŽ™Balkan Music Night, March 21, 2020, 7 pm - 1 am at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA. Mladost performs at 8:30 pm

๐ŸŽ™Folk Arts Center Benefit Gala, March 28, 2020, 7:30-11 pm at First Church in Belmont, MA

๐ŸŽ™NEFFA Folk Festival, April 24-26, 2020, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Mladost performs on Saturday at 4:35 pm.

Past Performances

๐ŸŽ™An Evening of French Dances, January 31, 2020 at Diamond Middle School in Lexington.

๐ŸŽ™Folk Arts Center Holiday Dance Party, Friday, December 6th, 2019 9pm at Park Ave Congregational Church, in Arlington, MA

๐ŸŽ™Divi Zheni Balkan Dance Extravaganza, Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7 โ€“ 11 p.m. at Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA

๐ŸŽ™The 11th Annual DWC Festival, Saturday, June 8, 2019, Harvard Square in Cambridge 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 before a show

Meet the performers

Nutcracker like never before

Enjoy the Mladost twist on the Nutcracker

Mladost with Romanians

A cultural exchange with Romanian dancers & musicians