Thomas "Tom" Roncević is a Yugoslavian and Bulgarian folk music and dance specialist from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. His grandparents, Simon and Grgica Roncević, lived in Freedom, Pennsylvania, where his aunt and cousins still reside. His grandfather was from the Dalmatian coast of Western Croatia.
From 1975 to 1978, Tom studied folk culture, music, and dance in Bulgaria and completed his doctorate in ethnomusicology at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria (Kliment Ohridski). He also studied Yugoslav folk dance and music for many years.
In 1979, Tom formed the Bulgar Dance Ensemble Trakiya. He also was the artistic director of Svadba, an adult ensemble that presented the folk dances, music, and culture of the peoples and republics of Yugoslavia.
Tom's articles and publications include the syllabi for his Bulgar Dance Ensemble Trakiya and Svadba 45 and LP recordings and
Tom has produced several fine recordings, including
Dances Tom has taught include Beljevina, Bunjevačko Veliko Kolo, Čopraz, Glvaniško Četvorno, Kasămsko Horo, Kotlenska Svatbarska Răčenica, Ljaskovsko, Minka, Petrunino Horo, Ples Sa Rupčičem, Prsten Mi Padna, Ripna Maca, Răka, Sitnata, Šota, Svatbena Polka, Svatbeni Rejc, Tropanka, and Žikino Kolo.