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Artistic Directors

Below are our artistic leaders who contribute to our promotion of Polish culture through song and dance.

Edward Rajtar (Artistic Director)

Edward Rajtar (Artistic Director)

Edward Rajtar (Edziu) has been the Artistic Director and choreographer of the Dolina Polish Folk Dancers for the past 22 years. He began his folk dancing ...
Kaja Rajtar (Dance Director – On Sabbatical)

Kaja Rajtar (Dance Director – On Sabbatical)

Kaja Rajtar, Edward’s daughter, began dancing when she was four years old. She spent much of her childhood attending Dolina rehearsals with her father and aspired at ...
Victoria Nett (Dance Director – On Sabbatical)

Victoria Nett (Dance Director – On Sabbatical)

Victoria Piorek Nett (Tori) took a few years of tap and jazz classes as a child, but folk dancing was in her blood. Tori is a ...
Alina Jambor (Dance Director)

Alina Jambor (Dance Director)

Alina is a performer and dance director for the adult dance group Dolina and dance instructor for the Chabry teen dance group.
David Wiatros (Dance Instructor – On Sabbatical)

David Wiatros (Dance Instructor – On Sabbatical)

Check back soon to read David’s biography.
John Czichray (Dance Instructor)

John Czichray (Dance Instructor)

I’ve had the opportunity to learn and perform ethnic dancing for almost 50 years.  Starting out in the Ukrainian community of northeast Minneapolis, I was ...
Kasia Gawlik-Luiken (Choir Director)

Kasia Gawlik-Luiken (Choir Director)

Check back soon to read Kasia’s biography.
Ewa Petros (Dance Instructor)

Ewa Petros (Dance Instructor)

Ewa Petros former Dolina performer is the current dance instructor of Sloneczniki the children’s dance group.