For nearly 5 years Yavir school of Ukrainian dance has proudly run under the Artistic Direction of Ms. Tamara Tatuch. Tamara shared her love of Ukrainian dance with our community, introduced the school to various styles of dance, volunteered as a member of the parent community and renewed our relationship with a wider Ukrainian dance community.

Under Ms. Tatuch’s direction Yavir School procured a beautiful new collection of costumes for all age groups, travelled to New York, Montreal & Disney World, Florida and saw many performing opportunities not only for the ensemble but for beginner dancers through to Karpaty.

Tamara Tatuch will be moving on in a different direction, we wish her well in her future endeavours and thank her for her time at Yavir.


Yavir School of Ukrainian Dance welcomes back Artistic Director, Krista Samborsky!

Krista Samborsky is a proud member of the St. Demetrius community, alumni of the Yavir School and soloist in the Yavir Ensemble, instructor and former Artistic Director. Most recently Ms. Samborsky has completed her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling from Columbia College in Chicago Illinois.

We are blessed to have Ms. Samborsky as our new Director.

We welcome all dancers and families to join us for a meet and greet/wine and cheese with Ms. Krista Samborsky on Thursday, January 26th from 6:30-7:30pm.