BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open!

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
272 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11102

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
99 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129


Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps, which we’re revving up again after the long pandemic drought. Please visit the pages below to whet your appetite for the 2023 workshops!

June 17-24, 2023
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August 5-12, 2023
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There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


Committees

Committees are central to the success of the EEFC and its workshops. Here are the committees that provide the invaluable leadership, vision and effort towards the fulfillment of the EEFC’s mission, its goals and accomplishments.

If you are interested in volunteering to work on any of these committees please contact us.

Program Committee

The Program Committee oversees the selection of the staff for the Online Classes, as well as in-person Workshops, their themes and parties, and sets the daily schedule of classes and evening programming. You can contact the Program Committee via email.

Program Committee members are:

Maclovia Quintana, committee chair and board vice president
Belle Birchfield
Hannah Blair
Anna Goldberg, board member
Camille Holmes
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Demetri Tashie

Remote Offerings Committee

The Remote Offerings committee develops plans for the EEFC’s online programming; revises visions and strategies for implementing virtual programming; and supports the operational work of running and maintaining slates of online events and activities. You can contact the Remote Offerings Committee via email.

Remote Offerings Committee members are:

Marchette DuBois, committee chair and board member
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Matt Moran, board member
Maclovia Quintana, board vice president
Amita Vempati, Marketing & Outreach Manager

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the finances of the organization. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Finance Committee members are:

Lea Anne Kangas, committee chair and board treasurer
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Barbara Uhlemann

Development Committee

The Development Committee oversees the fundraising activities of the organization, including membership, annual fund contributions, and special fundraising activities. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Development Committee members are:

Craig Kurumada, committee chair and board secretary
Marchette DuBois, board member
Anna Goldberg, board member
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Jerry Kisslinger
Alysha Shaw
Amita Vempati, Marketing & Outreach Manager

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee oversees the selection of workshop scholarship recipients. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Scholarship Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board president
Nancy Butowski
Adam Good
Katy Kondrat
Shireen Nabatian
Adam Waite
Ernie Williams

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee oversees publicity, printed material (including t-shirts and other “swag”), the organization’s website, and media needs. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Marketing & Communications Committee members are:

Marchette DuBois, committee chair and board member
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Julie Lancaster
Matt Moran, board member
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Amita Vempati, Marketing & Outreach Manager

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee’s charge is to evaluate and implement technology to support and streamline the operations and development of the EEFC. Its initial efforts are focused on upgrading the EEFC’s database and connecting it to the website, camp registration, database, and mailing lists.

Technology Committee members are:

Lea Anne Kangas, committee chair and board treasurer
Marchette DuBois, board member
Noel Kropf
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager

Governance Committee

Governance Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board president
Craig Kurumada, board secretary

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board president
Erica George
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Matt Smith
Demetri Tashie

Administrative Committee

The Administrative Committee oversees the administration of the organization, and membership is limited to the Board of Directors. You can send them a message or offer suggestions via email.

Administrative Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board president
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Maclovia Quintana, board vice president