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, Sheona Bell 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 Hannah in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, Myrthe in Giselle, The Sugar Plum Fairy and The Rose in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, the principal woman in George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Rubies, Emeralds and Kammermusik as well as Waltz Girl in Serenade. She is thrilled to have performed the principal role in Adam Hougland’s ballets Petrouchka, Unyielding Radiance, Rite of Spring and Cold Virtues as well as the role of Mercutio in his Romeo + Juliet and the Lilac fairy in his Sleeping Beauty. Kateryna has also been featured in such ballets Helen Pickett’s Etesian, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs and as the principal woman in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena.