Box 441, Thorhild, AB T0A, Canada

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TUDC FAMILY

THE THORHILD UKRAINIAN DANCING CLUB (TUDC) HAS DANCERS FROM AGE 4 TO 18, PLUS A CASUAL ADULT GROUP!  COME JOIN US!

Group 1: Beginner I
Group 2: Beginner II
Group 3: Intermediate I
Group 4: Intermediate II
Group 5: Senior
Adult Group

 

JESSIE BALAN

Jessie is very excited to be serving as the instructor for TUDC this dance season and looks forward to sharing his passion for Ukrainian dance in the same studio where he spent many years training himself. Beginning Ukrainian dance classes in Radway at the age of 8, Jessie continued to dance in the rural communities of Radway and Thorhild until the age of 14 when he also began taking Ukrainian dance classes at Yatran Ukrainian Dance Academy in Edmonton. Dancing in both rural Alberta, as well as in Edmonton, provided Jessie with the opportunity to learn from many different instructors before joining the Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in 2012. Under the tutelage of Zhenia Bahri, he has traveled to the United Kingdom, Greece, Colombia, and Croatia on international tours with the ensemble. In addition to sharing his love of Ukrainian dance around the world with Volya at international festivals, Jessie was fortunate enough to be a part of the ensemble's 25th Anniversary celebrations on home soil, culminating in an unforgettable show at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. While Jessie enjoys serving Volya as a cast member for their performances, he has also served on the ensemble's Executive Board for the last 4 years.

ODESSA BAHRI

Odessa began dancing at the age of 4, training in ballet at Dancefusion and in Ukrainian at Yatran Ukrainian Dance Academy. At the age of 8 she began training in other styles including contemporary, jazz, lyrical and modern through Shelley's Dance Company. There, she had the opportunity to learn from many industry-leading professionals such as Stacey Tookey, Gene Gabriel, and Keltie Colleen. Odessa has also been involved in theatre, both behind the scenes in assisting with productions, as well as performing in Festival Place's production of "CATS" and "West Side Story". Odessa began dancing with the Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in 2015 to further her training and pursue her passion in dance. Since then she has performed at international festivals in Greece, Colombia, and Croatia. Odessa has been teaching dance with the Volya School of Ukrainian Dance for the past 2 years and has assisted at Shelley’s Dance Company with students of various ages. She is thrilled to be joining the instructional team with Thorhild Ukrainian Dance Club, and looks forward to many memorable moments.

EXECUTIVE

Shawnalee Shwetz, President

2019 to present

780-656-0309

Megan Hay, Vice-President

2019 to present

780-307-5574

Olena Quaghebeur, Treasurer

2019 to present

780-307-6677

Michelle Melnyk, Secretary

2013-Present

780-504-3565

TUDC

Box 441

Thorhild, AB   T0A 3J0