Slavic Dreams, left to right:
Al Esguerra – Prima Domra. Al also plays violin and ukulele, and lends a helping hand to other musicians with instrument and pick “engineering.”
Cindy Stroup – Prima Domra. Cindy organizes the concerts and music. She also plays mandolin in the Takoma Mandoleers, a mandolin-guitar orchestra.
Penny Weissman – Prima and Alto Domra. Penny plays classical guitar. She is the ensemble leader and responsible for arrangements and artistic direction.
Kathy Hulan – Prima Domra. Kathy is CFO of Washington Balalaika Society. She also plays sekunda balalaika and is a member of the Beltway Balalaikas.
Sal Ferrantelli – Keyboard. Sal also plays balalaika. He has over 40 years’ experience as a choir conductor, piano player, music composer and arranger.
Dick Hulan – Kontrabass Balalaika. Dick also plays a number of other folk instruments and is a member of the Beltway Balalaikas.
Jim Pope — Alto Balalaika and vocals. Jim also plays prima balalaika, piano, and has performed in choral groups at the Kennedy Center and across Europe.
Jane Purcell — Sekunda Balalaika. Jane also plays piano and has performed in several choral and dance groups.
Janet Bohm – Prima Balalaika. Jan is President of the Washington Balalaika Society. She is a member of the Beltway Balalaikas and the Reston Chorale.
Katia Bogdanov — Vocals and Percussion. Katia has Master's in Choral Conducting and Voice and has been singing with different groups her whole life.