Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kateryna joined the Louisville Ballet in 2005. She began her training in Toronto where she studied with teachers such as Sean Boutilier and Glenn Gilmour. In 2005 she graduated summa cum laude from Butler University with a B.F.A. in dance performance. Since joining the Louisville Ballet, Kateryna has had the opportunity to dance many exciting and challenging roles. She has been seen as Myrthe in Giselle, Pas de Cinque in Suite en Blanc, Sugar Plum Fairy and The Rose in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Principal woman in George Balanchine’s Square Dance and Kammermusik as well as in One For my Baby from Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. She is thrilled to have performed the principal role in Adam Hougland’s ballets Petrouchka, Unyeilding Radiance, Rite of Spring and Cold Virtues as well as in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena. Kateryna has also been featured in such ballets as Adam Hougland’s Fragile Stasis, Lucas Jervies’ What Light is to Our Eyes, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, and Helen Pickett’s Etesian.