YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND an outstanding performance, Christmas Theater Vertep, presented by students of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA) which will take place on Friday, January 18, at 12:15 pm in the Conference Room of the SigmaBleyzer offices, in Kyiv.  A light luncheon will be served before the Performance and the Performance will be followed by a reception.

The Christmas Theater Vertep performance is sponsored by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), in cooperation with AgroGeneration (, SigmaBleyzer, DAAR Foundation and the Ukrainian Leadership Academy.

Vertep, a Ukrainian Christmas theater, is a group of people going from house to house presenting short scenes and carol singing, following old Ukrainian traditions.

As part of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy's (UAL) efforts to reinforce and spread the idea of national identity, the ULA traditionally performs Verteps in various locations around Ukraine.

The ULA students create both the plot and the costumes themselves. The marathon of caroling begins with Vertep-Fest in Kharkiv and continues with performances around the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and in Kyiv

The Christmas Theater Vertep performance runs for approximately 40 minutes in the Ukrainian language and involves 20 students.

RSVP:  Please register your attendance immediately by sending an e-mail to Morgan Williams,  There is no cost for the performance or the luncheon.  You will really enjoy the performance by the students of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy.  Sign up today. A light luncheon will be served before the Performance and the Performance will be followed by a reception.


The Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA),, is a program of personal and social development, main element of which is the 10-month formational course for secondary school graduates. It combines elements of physical, emotional and intellectual development based on values. Academy’s Mission is to influence the underlying social processes in the Ukrainian society by forming a generation of young people who take responsibility for their nation and have the necessary skills for this. ULA has regional branches in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Chernivtsi and Mykolayiv.

USUBC NOTE: The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),, supports the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and held a dinner for USUBC member business leaders with the Academy leadership in November, 2018, in Kyiv.  Another USUBC sponsored dinner supporting ULA for business leaders will be held in the spring of 2019 in Kyiv.

DIRECTIONS TO KYIV OFFICES OF SIGMABLEYZER:  The SigmaBleyzer offices are in the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex across the street from the Bessarabsky Market. The entrance to the SigmaBleyzer offices is inside the open-air inner courtyard of the complex, NOT inside the Mandarin Plaza shopping center. There are several entrances to the inner courtyard of the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex. Please note that cars are not allowed inside the courtyard.

(1) IF DRIVING FROM TARAS SHEVCHENKO BOULEVARD/UNIVERSITY AREA, cross Khreshchatyk Street and enter through an arch with stairs and a ramp under a red Arena canopy next to the Pinchuk Art Centre across the street from Bessarabsky Market. If you missed this entrance, you can go from Baseyna Street through main entrance to the Mandarin Plaza shopping center after turning right onto Baseyna Street. Take elevators or escalators up one floor from the first floor and then go through a corridor between clothing stores; the entrance to the corridor is across the aisle from the elevators.

(2) IF DRIVING FROM LEO TOLSTOY SQUARE/OLYMPIC STADIUM AREA, go through the large entrance on the corner of Khreshchatyk Street and Skoropadsky Street between the Porsche dealership and the Nebo nightclub.

(3) IF DRIVING FROM LESY UKRAYINKA BOULEVARD/PECHERSK AREA, make a left on Skoropadskyy Street leaving the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex on your right, pass the entrance to the underground parking; enter through an arch past the Burger Restaurant (the steps go down first, and then up to the courtyard).

(4) IF WALKING FROM KHRESHCHATYK STREET, go into the shopping center under the intersection of Khreshchatyk Street and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard (where the Lenin statue used to be), there are glass doors with Arena sign on them, behind the doors are the stairs and an escalator from the shopping center to the inner courtyard.

WHEN INSIDE THE OPEN-AIR INNER COURTYARD and facing the entrance to the large white canopy which is a restaurant, bear right leaving the white canopy on your left. The top of the building has a large Mandarin Plaza sign in red on the top floor. You will see the double doors next to the Armani clothing store with the SigmaBleyzer sign on them (as well as a LG sign).

Enter through the double doors, go up a few steps to the two elevators which also have the SigmaBleyzer sign in between them, take an elevator to the 8th Floor.  In case you are still unclear as to the location of SigmaBleyzer’s office, call SigmaBleyzer office at +38 (044) 284-1290.


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