The Odessa Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
The Odessa Ukrainian Dance Ensemble has flourished for over three generations at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Oshawa. The ensemble is a group of approximately forty proud, energetic students ranging in age from five to eighteen years. Our repertoire includes dances from the Central, Hutzul, Transcarpathian and Polissian regions of Ukraine.
The Odessa Ukrainian Dance Ensemble has performed at a variety of venues including the Kingston Ukrainian Festival, Toronto Ukrainian Festival, Windsor Spring Festival, Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations, Barrie Ukrainian Festival (since its inception), many seniors' residences, business & private functions across southern Ontario and for the Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada. Since Durham Region's multicultural festival Fiesta started over 25 years ago, the Odessa Ukrainian Dance Ensemble has entertained tens of thousands of visitors and has been consistently described as the best show in town.
Under the leadership of artistic director Christine Stezik, the Ens
emble strives to retain
the beauty & true spirit of Ukrainian dance by focusing on traditional choreography with detailed attention to authentic costuming. Seeing this group of young people perform is a memorable experience for all.
For information on registration or bookings please call 905-436-6043 or e-mail the Odessa Dancers at email@example.com.