About Us

ZOLOTO - The Ukrainian word for "Gold"

In October of 1991, the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble had its humble beginnings in the heart of Winnipeg's North End.

This group of incredibly talented dancers was established to celebrate Ukraine's Independence, and has spent the past 22 years dedicating itself to the promotion of Ukrainian cultural heritage and traditions in the form of Ukrainian folk dance, costumes, and music.

Under the Artistic Direction of its founder, Keris Matskiw, Zoloto established their own dance school and became known as the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble & Company in 1994.

Over the years Zoloto has grown to become one of Canada's most vibrant and entertaining Ukrainian folk dance companies, and has captivated audiences on 3 different continents with their powerful and awe inspiring style of dance.

Zoloto is an independent, self-governed, and registered not-for-profit organization that uses the talents, both artistic and administrative, of its membership to achieve its goals.