About the Gypsy Folk Ensemble
The Gypsy Folk Ensemble is a world dance performing company featuring the ethnic and folk dances of various cultures. GYPSY, based in Los Angeles, California, was formed in 1978 to preserve, perform and teach traditional folk dances from countries around the world.
One of our primary goals has been to use dance to foster awareness and appreciation of other cultures and peoples. Over the years, the company has built a solid reputation for professionalism and excellence.
GYPSY has been presenting school assemblies, student workshops, and Professional Development sessions for schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and other cities in California and Arizona for over 25 years.
The company has also reached out to those unable to attend public performances with a special series for senior citizens in retirement and care facilities and children in hospitals.
GYPSY has performed thousands of shows in festivals, schools, libraries, businesses and private parties, and has appeared on television and in feature films, most recently in the Emmy Award winning “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
The company was privileged to be invited to the 2009 and 2014 Estonian Dance Festial held in Tallinn, Estonia. See our Features
section for details on our participation in the 2009 and 2014 festivals.
GYPSY is also involved in the teaching of ethnic dance to children and adults and maintains its own dance studio, the Gypsy Camp Ethnic Arts Center, which is used for dance classes and is available for rental.