In 2011, Úlehla moved to New York City, where she and her husband, guitarist Aram Bajakian, initiated a new line of performance. For this performance, she analysed ancestral song traditions based on collected and transcribed folk songs by her Czech great-grandfather, the biologist Vladimír Úlehla. This research resulted in the formation of "Dálava", a project combining ritual and performance that has been praised as a dynamic and electrifying band in her adopted home of Vancouver.
Úleha holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia. Among her publications is an English translation of Chapter VI from her great-grandfather's book "Živá píseň" (Living Song, 1949).