Returning this year is the one and only Mr. Steven Murrell!!
Steven began dancing at age 4 at Holyrood Elementary School and furthered his training at the St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Dance School. Steven continued dancing as a member of the Volya School of Dance, where he was asked to apprentice for the Dance Ensemble. Steven has previous dance instructor experience with the St. Andrew’s club as well as clubs in Smoky Lake, Two Hills and Myrnam. Steven has spent the past 2 years with our dancers in Vermilion and we are happy to share his passion and knowledge of Ukrainian Culture and dance going into our 40th Anniversary.
вітати! Welcome back Mr Steven Murrell, and we look forward to this year being way more better than ever!!
On behalf of V.U.C.A and the Samotsvit Dancers we would like to introduce you to our new instructor for our 2019-2020 season, Kassandra Stanton!!
Kassandra was born in Westlock, AB and grew up on an acreage outside of the town of Athabasca. Following the suit of her siblings, Kassandra entered Ukrainian Dance at the age of five with the Athabasca Ukrainian Folk Dance Club (AUFDC) and continued there until graduation in 2008, where she joined the Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dance Society. In June of 2010, Kassandra was welcomed into the Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble where she continues to dance and be actively involved with their society today.
Kassandra began teaching Ukrainian dance in 2005 as an assistant with AUFDC, and was invited to teach the Camrose Veselka Dancers in September of 2010 after completing Shumka Syllabus Dance Academy’s (SDSA) Tier 1 certification. Kassandra Currently guest teaches the Vatra Ukrainian Dancers.
Kassandra’s credentials include completion of the SDSA Tier one program, is a certified Zumba instructor, and carries a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in physical education, as well as a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Kassandra currently works in pediatric rehabilitation in the Camrose area, with a special interest in the foot and orthotics.
Welcome Kassandra, and we are very excited to have you join us.