Western Cape

Antonina Darienko

Antonina Darienko is professionally trained as a folk musing singer who performs different styles of music.

Antonina in cooperation with Lucas Maree recorded musical Droomvrou that tells story of Ukrainian woman who came to South Africa.

The musical is based on Antonina’s life story.

email: [email protected]

Video of Antonina Darienko performing a song from Droomvrou:

svitlana sheremet

Svitlana Sheremet

Svitlana Sheremet is a classically trained vocalist and pianist covering a wide range of music genres, from folk to jazz.

A person of various talents, she is a finalist and a special award winner of two
Beauty and Talent competitions  in Ukraine, Zaporizhia: “Lady of the
Year 2003”, “Lady Zaporizhia 2005”.

Svitlana does vocal trainings in Cape Town

email: [email protected]


Nadia Pryimak

Nadia Pryimak is a professional musician from Ukraine who takes on a mission to present bandura,  traditional Ukrainian instrument, to South Africans.

Nadia’s repertoire goes far beyond Ukrainian traditional songs and covers some Afrikaans songs as well as jazz.

She has performed in multiple events in South Africa, including the Ukrainian Festival in Cape Town (2017 & 2018).

email: [email protected]

Nadia has also made few recordings and was recently invited to present bandura on SABC 3

Mykola Biletsky

Mykola Biletskyi

Mykola Biletskyi gained his love for musicas a student of Poltava Musical College in Ukraine.

He trained as a piano player, teacher, and accompanist.

He worked as a tenor in the choir of The Slavutich Folk Ensemble in his hometown, Kremenchug.

Since settling in Cape Town in early 2017, Mykola has been offering piano lessons, and sings with the famous Cape Town Youth Choir.

email: [email protected]

Svitlana Neill

Svitlana Neill used to teach bandura at the music school in Ukraine and performed professionally.

Svitlana is offering piano classes in Somerset West.

phone: 0726676754



Olga Tsyganok-Jacobs

Olga Tsyganok-Jacobs – vocalist, performs Ukrainian folk and pop singer with a  wide repertoire.

Olga has performed Ukrainian songs at the First Ukrainian Festival and also on invitation of the Embassy of Ukraine to South Africa.

email: [email protected]





Oleksii aka Alex is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and has been dancing professionally for most of his life.

Oleksii’s training includes ballet, hiphop, jazz, funk, Irish tap, stage acrobatics, Latin, traditional folk dance and ballroom.

He became a professional dancer as part of a traditional Ukrainian dance company–the Virsky Ballet Company–at the age of 17.

He has toured with the company through America, Japan, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

Since moving to South Africa in 2013, Oleksii has been involved in numerous
productions, including “Queen at the Ballet” with Bovim Balletand and the Fugard’s production of “West Side Story”.

In 2016, Oleksii and Michele Strength Act participated in SA‘s Got Talent live show, where they received a Golden Buzzer and made it to the semi-finals.

Oleksii performed Ukrainian traditional dance, called hopak, at the Ukrainian Festival in Cape Town in 2017 & 2018.

email: [email protected]

Here’s a video of Oleksii dancing traditional Ukrainian dance, hopak, in the studio:

Alisa Balayan

Welcome to Orlovska Studio!


Alisa Balayan invites children and adults to Orlovska Dance Studio ( 21, 4th Ave, Parktown North, Randburg)!

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Alisa comes from the family of ballet and modern dancers. She was trained at Lviv State Choreographic School, College of Art (Ukraine) and Joffrey Ballet School (New York) in both classical & modern ballet as well as Ukrainian traditional dancing!

And was part of the permanent crew at the Lviv National Theatre and Ballet and South African Ballet Theatre (SABT). In 2019 Alisa has opened her private studio that is named after a great ballet dancer and uniquely talented dance teacher – Liudmyla Orlovska Alisa’s grandmother!

Kateryna Aloshyna

Kateryna Aloshyna (Ukraine/South Africa), choreographer, performer, director and coach, founder and director of Dance Theatre”Respiro” (Kyiv, Ukraine). Organizes and conducts master classes, workshops, training and training programs.
Dozens of projects were created in Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Belarus and Ukraine.
Most recently works:
“FENCE” contemporary dance performance | 2019 for Gauteng International Festival, South Africa

“Show me your Christmas” poetry and dance performance | 2019 South Africa​

phone: +270827227231

email: [email protected]

For more, visit Facebook or Instagram


Tatiana Hurn

Tatiana Hurn is a Ukrainian-born artist who currently lives in Lamberts Bay.

She has rediscovered her love for painting through social murals.

She has already transformed life in her new hometown Lambert’s Bay by completing over 30 murals all over town.

Her recent work, completed on the request of Cederberg Municipality, was a 264-square-metre mural called “The Rainbow Cruise”.

The mural depicts different countries of the world (including Ukraine) and aims to spark curiosity among locals to discover the world and other countries’ cultures.

Tatiana has designed of all of our posters for Ukrainian Days in Cape Town and other events.

phone: 062 226 0876

email: [email protected]

Facebook: Ukrainian Art in South Africa

Ana Kuni

Ana Kuni is a Ukrainian-born artist currently residing in Cape Town.

The main subject of her work is a “Warrior Girl”–a modern human of today, exploring the importance of the wild and nature in today’s human-made society.

She has recently completed a mural in Salt River that was part of  an international public art festival www.ipafest.co.za, along with 40 local and international artists, with the intention to uplift, engage, and empower the area.

The message behind the mural is “Feed Your Dream” .

Her own dream is to paint inspirational pieces all over the world, especially in communities that need it the most.

For more, visit: https://anakuni.com/

Wooden Crafts


The Modest Toolbox / Carpentry & Home Décor

The Modest Toolbox / Carpentry & Home Décor is based in Somerset West, Cape Town.

They create modes, home-made, handcrafted, wooden home decor customised to your unique needs–both charmingly practical and tantalisingly beautiful!

For more information https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1110066039017097

phone: 0765043473

email: [email protected]


10:09 Design

10:09 Design provides design and manufacturing of handmade products including rocking horses, toys, interior and exterior décor, lighting, signage, and graphics.

It also produces unique Ukrainian-style wooden souvenirs and  woodcraft.

For more information, contact Alla: https://www.facebook.com/design1009/

phone: 0798879060

email: [email protected]


The brand Brunch was created by Ukrainian Marta Saipudinova who currently lives in Cape Town.

Brunch offers all types of creative decor, balloons & flowers, design of events (party, birthday, weddings, anniversaries etc.)

For more, visit Facebook or Instagram

email: [email protected]

tel.: 079 472 2070

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