Artistic Director and Choreographer
Orest has been with Dunai from its inception. His choreographic
have been enhanced through courses and workshops. Besides Dunai, Orest
has instructed Hamilton's Chaika Dancers and Oshawa's Lviv Dancers.
Orest has built the group's repertoire to many unique and dynamic
as seen by the many awards and public recognition the group has received
over the years.
Orest was presented with a plaque from the Province of Ontario for his
dedicated work and achievements with Dunai. He was also recognized by the
Speaker of the House, House of Commons in Ottawa for his efforts with the
Marika grew up participating in Dunai's system as a dancer and most
as a choreographer. She is a graduate of York University of Toronto,
an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has successfully completed
her elemantary ballet, I.S.T.D. and has taken jazz and tap exams.
Marika has taught the Lviv Dancers in Oshawa and the Ukraina Dancers in
Brantford, as well as in Toronto,
Spey, NY and at Soyuzivka, NY. She is also on contract with the District
School Board of Niagara where she has developed the dance program for
students from Kindergarten to Grade Three.
Marika was the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant to further