"Pan Walter/Vlodko" began his Ukrainian dancing career when he was only 6 years old, and performed with various groups such as "Lyman Ukrainian Dancers" and "Chaika Ukrainian Dance Ensemble". He was mentored by such instructors as Vasil Avramenko. In November 1969, he formed his own Ukrainian dance group "Barvinok" in Passaic, NJ under the Ukrainian American Youth Association Passaic Branch. Throughout the following 33 years, he formed and/or choreographed for other groups such as: "Volya Ukrainian Dancers" in Carteret, NJ (1972, 33 years), "Chaika Ukrainian Dance Ensemble" and "Kalyna Ukrainian Dancers" and junior dance groups for the Ukrainian American Youth Association Yonkers, NY Branch (14 years), and for other various classes/groups in Passaic, Carteret, New Brunswick, Bound Brook, Clifton, Whippany, Alpine, and New York City.
Teaching Ukrainian Dance was not his only passion, however. Walter's Ukrainian pride burned deeply within and proudly exposed his culture as much as he possibly could. He constantly scouted around to find performances for his dancers, including: International Celebration at the NY World Trade Center #1 Opening, President Lynden B. Johnson's Birthday Celebration in Atlantic City (1967), Ukrainian Festival USA at the Garden State Arts Center (various years for President Ronald Regan and Governor Thomas H. Kean), at the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly New York City, NY (1995), and other various local and Tri-State community appearances. Even today, he continues to proudly spread his love of Ukrainian Dance by attending various festivals and performances and encouraging Ukrainians of all ages to continue learning the art of Ukrainian Dance.