Kathryn Owad



Q: How long have you danced?

I danced with Barvinok for a total of 16 years (Age 4-20), with two of those years consisting of my dancing with the “Barvinok Ensemble”. After taking a few years off, I returned to Barvinok as an assistant instructor, where I have now been instructing for two years.

Q: What are your biggest dance accomplishments?

While touring Ukraine with Barvinok in 2010, I performed in front of my Ukrainian relatives in the city of Lviv. This was surreal since I never thought they’d see me dance live! My aunt called my parents after the concert to tell her how proud they were that I was embracing my Ukrainian heritage through dance.

Q: Where have you danced in the world?

  • Western Canada and Ukraine

Q: What type of dance are you most specialized in?

  • Ukrainian Dance! My favourite regions are Hutzul and Volyn!

Q: Any additional points?

I just completed my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology, and will now be pursuing my Masters degree in Geography, focussing on Environmental Law!