Croatian Dancing with Željko Jergan

Saturday, March 9, 2013 
at Locust Lane
Croatian Couples Workshop 2:00 pm 
Drmeš Workshop 3:30 pm 
Dinner & Dance Party 5:00 pm

A native of Varazdin, Željko was a leading performer with the Croatian National Folk Ensemble Lado for 12 years; he also performed with the Zagreb National Ballet and Modern Dance Companies. Since moving to the United States in 1986, he has created more than 350 original choreographies for 70 different ensembles, including Les Sortilèges, Brigham Young University, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, and St. Anthony’s Folklore Ensemble of Los Angeles.

Now living in Pittsburgh, Željko 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, Željko 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.