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Master Artist - Croatian Dance dance workshop & informational interview

  Friday , Oct 6, 2006         8:00 PM        $12

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Zeljko Jergan
Zeljko Jergan is a renowned choreographer and teacher throughout the world. Since moving to the United States in 1986, Zeljko has created over 350 original choreographies for 70 different amateur, semi-professional and professional ensembles, including Les Sortileges, Brigham Young University, Radost Folk Ensemble and the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. A native of Varazdin, Croatia, Zeljko was a leading performer with the Croatian National Folk Ensemble LADO for twelve years. He also performed with the Zagreb National Ballet and Modern Dance Companies for several years. He is a graduate of the Varazdin School of Music, Cakovec School of Architecture, and worked under the tutelage of Milica Glavocic Pininsky, a consultant to the Zagreb Ethnographic Museum.

Zeljko has contributed significantly to the Croatian folklore community in Canada, where he is sought after year after year to create original choreographies for both the eastern and western Canadian Croatian Folklore Festivals. He is artistic director of Kraljica Jelena Folklore Ensemble and Croatian Village Folklore Ensemble, and continually strives to elevate the level of authenticity and presentation of those ensembles. He is also the artistic director for the folklore ensemble Hrvatski Tanac and Kumovi Adult Ensemble of Pittsburgh, and the St. Anthony's Folklore Ensemble of Los Angeles. Zeljko has received two full fellowship grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in support of his artistic work. When he's not researching and creating new choreographies, Zeljko stays extremely busy working with the international folk dance community, where he is in popular demand for his depth and style in teaching Croatian folk dancing. He has traveled extensively, giving folk dance seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.


Zeljko Jergan
Željko Jergan is a renowned choreographer and teacher throughout the world. Since moving to the United States in 1986, Ž...

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