KSD

About Us

Welcome to the International Summer School of Ukrainian Dance at Virsky!

Our Kyiv Summer Dance program is held yearly at The Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine and The National University of Arts and Culture in Kyiv.

We welcome all young dance students who have sincere love of dance and strong desire to work on developing their technique and performance abilities.

The Choreography department offers highly qualified and professional training by renowned masters of character and classical dance studios.

The 2015 session will run from July 15-28, and presents a wonderful opportunity to study various Ukrainian dance disciplines, under the guidance of Ukraine’s best choreographers.

Myroslav Vantuch

Head Artistic Director of The Virsky Dance Company, National Artist of Ukraine, Laureate of the National Taras Shevchenko Award, Academic, Professor, Head of All-Ukrainian Choreographic Organizations.

Our faculty consists of masters of Ukrainian Dance from various academic institutions like the Kyiv National University of Arts and Culture, The Virsky Dance Company, Kiev Theater of Ukrainian Folklore “Bereginja” and others.

Yuri Grekov – President/Artistic Director

With 20 years of experience in Ukrainian dance performance, choreography and instruction in both Canada and Ukraine, Grekov and KNUKiM created the International Summer School of Ukrainian Dance at Virsky to expose students to Ukrainian dance, culture and history at the center of excellence in Kyiv. Grekov’s role with the ISSUD includes artistic direction of the program, organization of all events and excursions and overseeing logistics for each summer session.

Yuri Grekov is also the Artistic Director of the DESNA Ukrainian Dance Company of Toronto. Together with his wife Luba Grekov they are the essential source of artistic and creative vision of DESNA.

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Phone: 1-416-953-7074

Markiahn Jaremko - Managing Director

A graduate from the University of Alberta and an officer veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Markiahn is the logistics coordinator for the Kyiv Summer Dance Program. Markiahn is a resident of Edmonton -- the 'capital of Ukrainian dance' (Vantuch, 1998) -- and has been active in the Ukrainian dance scene for over 25 years.

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Prof. S. Zubatov

With 23 years of experience at Kyiv National University of Arts and Culture (KNUKiM), professor S. Zubatov is a leader in Ukrainian dance teaching and choreography. Zubatov oversees the ISSUD teaching staff, conducts lectures on dance history and Ukrainian culture and leads dance instruction at Kyiv Summer Dance.

 

Ruslan Fandera

Senior lecturer, teacher of national choreography KNUKiM, (2004 – 2009). Master of repertoires of Central Ukraine, Podolia, Polesye, Zakarpatye, Prikarpatye, Bukovina. Master of character dance.

 

Vasily Kolomiets

Honored artist of Ukraine, tutor at The P. Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble of Ukraine, (2004 – 2009, 2011 in Toronto). Master of repertoires of Central Ukraine and Prikarpatye; master of Ukrainian national dance movements; master of male and female Ukrainian dance techniques. Choreographed Ukrainian national dances.

Valery Smirnov

Honoured artist of Ukraine (2006). Main ballet master of The State Academic National Chorus of Volynsk. Master of the Volynsk Polesye repertoire.

 

Natalia Golovko

Main ballet master of the Kiev Theater of Ukrainian Folklore “Bereginja” (2006). Master of central Ukraine repertoire. Choreographed Ukrainian national dances.

 

Larissa Petrenko

Honoured actress of Ukraine, teacher at The National Academy of the Managerial Personnel of Culture and Arts (2008).

 

Vyacheslav Gurov

Teacher at The National Academy of the Managerial Personnel of Culture and Arts (2007).

 
  • WHAT OUR KYIV SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM OFFERS:

    WHAT OUR KYIV SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM OFFERS:

    • Ukrainian folk dance
    • Technique of Ukrainian female and male folk dance
    • Workshops on stage combinations and mastering the character dance of various regions of Ukraine
    • Barre and centre exercises
    • Workshops on scenes and development of choreography
    • Training for instructors including the theory and practice of teaching Ukrainian dance

Address

Yuri Grekov
66 Bellagio Crescent
Concord, ON, Canada
L4K 5K7

1-416-953-7074

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