Poltava Ukrainian Dance Company
Since 1963 the Poltava Ukrainian Dance Company has been a vital part of the Ukrainian community in Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area. Founded as “Molod’ Ukrainy” (Youth of Ukraine). Poltava has worked to achieve a high level of professionalism. This has been accomplished in great part to the deep commitment of the company’s founder and director, Luba Hlutkowsky and of the more than 400 dancers who have been part of the company.
During these years, Poltava has performed in New York, Tennessee, Kentucky and throughout the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia areas. In addition, Poltava can been seen every year at the Pittsburgh Folk Festival representing the Ukrainian community. The goal of the company has always been to provide the youth of the Ukrainian community an opportunity to experience their Ukrainian heritage and to present this rich heritage to the general public.
Today, the children of the former Poltava members are performing in the children’s ensemble and training for the senior company. This is perhaps the greatest testimony to Poltava. It is the hope of the current company that the legacy of Poltava will continue through this new generation.
This Year Poltava is celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 26th, with a Concert at The Carnegie Free Library Auditorium, at 2:30 pm, and a Banquet at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton at 6:30 pm.
For more ticket information and reservations, please contact Anne Konecky at 412-343-0309.