Bulgarian Folk Ensemble “Otets Paissii” Open House

Bulgarian Folk Ensemble “Otets Paissii” is welcoming new members!

Come join us for an Open House on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 2:30 pm.

BMNECC, 449 W. Eighth Avenue, West Homestead, PA 15120

The BMNECC’s performing ensemble has been delighting local and international audiences for many years.  The talented group of dancers was one of the main attractions throughout their many years of participation in the Pittsburgh International Folk Festival.  The group presents an annual concert and participates in other events around the Pittsburgh area throughout the year.  In 1990, the group appeared at numerous venues in Bulgaria.

The Managing Director of the ensemble is Joy Holden.  The Artistic Director is the very talented Bilyana Stoyanova-Stafura.  Come learn the many different dances and styles from many regions in Bulgaria!  We are considered an adult ensemble and welcome anyone age 15 or older to join.  Bilyana has the ability to bring out the best in all talent levels, so we invite all who are interested to please come visit our rehearsal and explore your Bulgarian interests!


The ensemble rehearses every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm the Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center located at 449 W. Eighth Avenue, West Homestead, PA 15120.