Artist of Ballet, Choreographer, Manager, Art director, Honored Artist of Ukraine, member of the National Union of Choreographers of Ukraine.
I was born on September 13, 1956 in the Poltava region and live in Kyiv since 1974.
After graduating from the Dnipropetrovsk Theater School (choreographic department), in 1974 I joined the work and worked as a ballet soloist in the dance group of the National Honored Academic Ukrainian Folk Choir named after Gregory Veryovka (1974 – 1998).
Over the years of my professional activity, I have toured with the ensemble in the USA, Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Latin American countries, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and South Korea.
Higher education received at the Institute of Arts of the National Pedagogical University named after M.P.Dragomanov in 2012.
Artistic director, choreographer of the Exemplary children’s vocal-choreographic group “Shumka” of the Center for Aesthetic Education of Youth of Kyiv National University Taras Shevchenko (1993-2005).
The team became the winner of the I International Folk Festival “Music of the World” in Italy (1998). The team toured with the program in Argentina, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
Director of the NGO “Center for Humanitarian, Cultural and Economic Cooperation Ukraine-Baltics” under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (2004-2010).
Art director of the Kyiv Academic Theater of Ukrainian Folklore “Bereginya” (2010 – 2011).
In recent years, since 2008, I worked as a choreographer, manager, art director with various folk ensembles and representing Ukrainian culture at the well-known international festivals of CIOFF and IOV organizations.
From February 2020 I was honored to have been appointed Regional Executive Director for Eastern Europe at IOV.
My task is to promote understanding and recognition of cultural diversity among all peoples, to create and provide support to representatives of Eastern European countries and national sections in order to spread the IOV mission.