Ms. Kailey Guenette ~ Artistic Director & Lead Instructor

Certified Instructor Shumka Syllabus of Ukrainian Dance Tier 1 & 2 

RAD RTS | Progressing Ballet Technique  

Acrobatic Arts AAC1 | CDTA Jazz Associate Member | Autism Movement Therapy®  

Ms. Kailey danced with Troyanda for 14 years, training under highly regarded instructors Ken Kachmar, Vincent Rees and Paul Olijnyk. As a dancer she attended many intensive summer training programs throughout Western Canada and US giving her the chance to learn from a very talented and diverse group of instructors.  She is trained in Ukrainian, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and contemporary dance styles,

Kailey has traveled numerous times to Ukraine studying Ukrainian dance & culture with Cobblestone Freeway's Ukrainian Dance Instructor's Tour giving her the opportunity to learn and dance with some of Ukraine's most talented and revered ensembles. She continues to attend various dance instructor workshops and training programs throughout Canada and the US, 

Kailey is a certified Shumka's Syllabus of Ukrainian Dance instructor and a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has completed the RAUD Beginner & Junior Curriculum and holds several other teaching qualifications.

For over 10 years, Ms. Kailey has helped Troyanda dancers develop strong technique while encouraging teamwork and a genuine love of dance. We are proud to have one of our former dancers leading Troyanda and know that her dedication, commitment, and genuine love for Troyanda is an amazing gift.​​​​

Aimee Martin  - Student Teacher

Aimee is in grade 11 at the Composite High School and is in her 10th year as a Troyanda Ukrainian Dancer. She’s probably most identifiable as being one of “the twins” but it’s her kind, gentle and joyful spirit that helps bring out the best in her class of tiny dancers. 

Kjersten Opdahl - Student Teacher 

Kjersten is a senior dancer who has been dancing with Troyanda for over 10 years. She has enjoyed student teaching for the past two. She is 16 and in grade 11 French Immersion. Her favourite region is Poltava. She is a well-rounded dancer with experience in all styles of dance, training with Diverse Dance Company while not at Troyanda. 

Summer Tomiak ~ Adult Instructor

Info coming soon...

Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage

Photo by Jorja Wiegel

Kailee Martin - Student Teacher

Kailee is probably most identifiable as being one of “the twins”. She is in grade 11 at the Composite High School and is in her 10th year as a Troyanda Ukrainian Dancer. She loves working with her class of tiny dancers and her fun, kind, and energetic spirit makes her a natural teacher.