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The executive council of Croatoan is elected at our annual general meeting each June. Elected council members serve one-year terms. The current 2021/2022 council members are below. Click on an individual's photo to start an e-mail.


Nicholas Žuger


Nicholas has performed with Croatoan every year since he joined in 2005 when he was only 5 years old.

He now co-teaches Adult Kolo and is honoured to serve as President for this council term. He previously served as Liaison Officer from 2018-2021.


Dominika Vuletić


Dominika has proudly been involved in Croatoan as a performer for over a decade. Over the last several years she has taken on additional roles in the group as a tambura teacher for the junior and intermediate groups, and a council member.


Through her work on council as vice-president, and as a tambura teacher, she hopes to pass on her passion for Croatian folklore, music and performing to her younger generation of students.

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Qiana Hamedani


Coming soon!


Rinka Mirkovich

Program Coordinator

Coming soon!


Diane Šušak

Costume and Instruments Coordinator

Diane has been involved with Croatoan since her children enrolled in the '70's.  She has worked on maintenance, repair and construction of costumes for many years.  This work has always been a pleasure, combining two life-long interests: music and textiles.


She can also, on occasion, be seen in the kitchen at various events.

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Audit Committee

Audit committee members are elected from Croatoan's official members to one year terms. They provide impartial oversight of council activities and finances.


David Šagolj


David has been enamored by music for as long as he can remember. He is a multi-instrumental musician who began playing tambura in 2005, and he now plays bugarija in Croatoan's senior group.


Filip Buljan


Filip originally joined Croatoan 18 years ago as a junior member. After returning to Croatoan in university, Filip played first brac and now bass as a member of the Senior Tambura Orchestra. He is stepping into his second year on the council and is excited to help promote and grow Croatian culture within Ottawa.


Magdalena Vuletić


Magdalena has been a member of Croatoan for over a decade as both a tambura player and dancer. She has sung, played, and danced her way through the regions of Croatia all while never having to leave Ottawa, all thanks to the folklore ensemble Croatoan. Magdalena  has also spent several years teaching tambura and finds great joy in sharing her love for Croatian folklore with the younger generations of this group.

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Dianne McIntyre

Liaison Officer

Dianne joined the Croatoan Folklore ensemble in 2012. Whether performing at the spring concert, donning one of the folk costumes or serving on council, she is happy to help Croatoan's talented pool of members. She has learned to play the tambura, sing Croatian songs and dance a kolo. Participating in these cultural and traditional activities brings her joy. 

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Andrea Vukelić

Social Coordinator

Andrea has danced kolo and played tambura with Croatoan over the last 15 years. She loves participating in festival and performances. Once a performer, Andrea has found a new passion for teaching beginner/junior/intermediate kolo, bringing dance, culture, friendship and community together. Andrea is excited to see what the coming years will bring!

Council & General Meetings

Date, time, and location of past and upcoming meetings can be found on the events calendar.

All Croatoan members have the right to observe council meetings. Please contact 24 hours in advance of a meeting to do so. Meeting minutes are also available upon request.

Annual General Meetings are open to Croatoan members in good standing. Meeting minutes are also available upon request.

Croatoan Constitution

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