Vegreville School of Ballet 2015-2016 Instructors
A VSB Alumni - Deeyana trained in her hometown Vegreville, since the age of three, practicing Ukrainian dance, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and contemporary. During her dance school years she received numerous trophies, awards, and scholarships. At the age of nine, Deeyana was awarded the “most outstanding female dancer” through out a whole Ukrainian Dance festival. Deeyana is now attending MacEwan University in the Acupuncture program following her certification of becoming a 2200 hour trained Massage Therapist. She currently trains with the Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir and Drea Lee Dance Company. Dance has taken Deeyana to Quebec, Florida (Disneyworld), Ukraine, and all over Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for performing opportunities. She has attended the 3rd Street Beat Bootcamp, the Triple Threat Convention, and Miss Brette’s Motives Dance and Fitness Winter Intensive. This past summer Deeyana travelled to Las Vegas where she performed at the event “Tuesday Night Blend”, sharing the stage with ABDC’s “A Team”. She also took workshops with Kishema Pendu and Matthew Guerroro of Cirque de Soliel at The Rock Centre of Dance. With Viter, Deeyana also toured five cities in Ukraine performing sold out shows and taking cultural dance workshops from popular choreographers enriching her knowledge of the Ukrainian dance culture. Deeyana has previously taught hip-hop classes for VSB in 2014, where one of her dances won the choreography award. This past year she had taught beginner hip-hop classes for Puddle of Mud Productions. Dance has always been a big part of Deeyana’s life, and she is excited to share her love and passion for dance with the dancers of VSB.
Danna's love for dance began at the age of 3 and has been going strong ever since. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. Her passion for dance has led her to perform and train across Alberta, British Columbia, New-York, Las Vegas, Chicago and Germany. While dancing with a professional Hip-Hop crew based out of Edmonton, she performed as the opening act for KC & Jojo, Joel Madden, Fanny Pack, Jabbawockeez and Super Crew.
In her 11 years of teaching, Danna has won numerous choreography awards including Adjudicator’s Choice for choreography for the entire festival two years in a row, as well as her groups winning outstanding or high score overall in multiple competitions. Danna is excited to meet all of her new students and dance families and is looking forward to a fantastic year!