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!
What We're Doing
🎙See Mladost's newest video, produced specially for the 2021 virtual New England Folk Festival! You can watch it with a live Zoom-chatting audience on Sunday, April 25 at 11:35 a.m. as part of the festival (register here!), or catch it any time on Vimeo.
🎙Tuesday Community Dance, Every Tuesday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Zoom. Click the link for details!
Dance with Us!
Mladost is actively looking for new members! We welcome preteens (10+), teens, and young adults, with or without dance experience. We're currently rehearsing outdoors and distanced in Lexington, MA. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our artistic director, Andy Taylor-Blenis, at email@example.com.
🎙An Evening of French Dances, January 31, 2020 at Diamond Middle School in Lexington.
🎙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 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