Click here to download the 2016 Miss Dyngus application.

Please fill out and submit to All applications must be submitted by Monday, March 14th - no late applications will be accepted. Thank you and good luck! Miss Dyngus finalists will be notified by email prior to the event, and must be present for Miss Dyngus Pageant & Crowning Ceremony @ Kishka's Polka Tent Stage presented by Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, 4:30pm.

Finalists will be called upon to perform Dyngus Day Miracles one after another.


Sara Fredericks - Ms. Dyngus 2015 - I grew up in Parma and currently reside in Sagamore Hills with my husband, Brandon. I am a nurse at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. My great-grandparents on my mom's side of the family (Baba and Dedo) actually came over to America from Poland and met here in the US at a Polish Dancehall. So many of our family traditions involve polish food and music. I grew up listening to my parents playing polka music all the time (my dad even exercises to polka music!). We are not shy around a dance floor when polka music plays at our family weddings! My favorite is all the delicious polish food... Nothing beats a good pierogi! I was so ecstatic to win Ms. Dyngus 2015, and I know it made my parents so proud.


Kim Hanko-Dale (aka - Hankodaleski) was crowned Ms. Dyngus 2014. Kim has played a key roll in bringing polish tradition and polka music back into her family. Last Easter Kim and her husband, Jonathan had the entire family dancing to polka music while sipping cytrynówka. Kim and Jonathan traveled to Poland on their first wedding anniversary to prepare for the 2014 Ms. Dyngus Day pageant. Her family has always referred to her as the Polka Princess, and being crowned Ms. Dyngus proves it. She couldn’t be more proud when her nephew calls her Auntie Dyngus. Kim’s favorite polka is Hoop Dee-Doo because the lyrics “I hear a polka and my troubles are through” couldn't be more true.



Julie (Kocurko) Bray is Ms. Dyngus Cleveland 2013. When asked what drew her to apply for Ms. Dyngus, she knew it would be great fun and would make her grandparents, Walter and Julia Zurowski, smile up in heaven. Her qualifications include, but are not limited to, pierogi & borscht making, polka dancing, and let’s face it; she looks damn good in a babushka. With the help of her family, they make over 500 pierogi each fall just in time to eat for wigilia. When she isn’t pinching pierogis, you may find her practicing her lines for next years How the Kishka Saved Christmas performance, spending time with her husband and their little golumpki (aka her children), running, or drinking piwo.


DeAnna Domino-Sierputowski won the 2012 crown with her campaign slogan "A pierogi in every pot and a polka in every heart." She is Cleveland born and bred, and currently resides in Tremont with her Polish Prince, Jeffrey Sierputowski, and their polka loving cats. She believes polka makes everything more fun, even cleaning! It would be rare to catch her scrubbing the toilet without a polka record playing. Her travels through Poland are some of her most cherished memories, though even that pales in comparison to the Dyngus Day crowning ceremonies. It was a proud moment for both her and her Polish family when she won the 2012 title. Her favorite polka is, and always will be, Ice Cubes and Beer. 


The inaugural Miss Dyngus 2011 is Eugenia "Chi Chi" Gorski. Born and raised in Cleveland, she has been making pierogi since birth! She also holds the world record for the fastest polka ever at 78 revolutions per minute!