Instructors

The Cheremosh School of Dance performing groups (Cheremshyna, Chumak I and Chumak II) are directed by distinguished Artistic Director and Ballet Master Mykola Kanevets. Novice classes are instructed by Michael Leskow and Anastacia Koper.

Mykola Kanevets Artistic Director

Mykola first began to work with Cheremosh in 1991, while teaching Ukrainian dance workshops in Edmonton, and soon after agreed to join the company as Artistic Director. His work and instruction has helped Cheremosh soar to new heights – his spirited passion, vibrant choreography and strong sense of discipline have brought Cheremosh phenomenal success as a semi-professional Ukrainian dance company. Read more…

Michael Leskow Artistic Director

Michael joined the Cheremosh Society as a dancer with Cheremshyna in 1992. He danced with the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from 1993 to 2005, performing throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Michael currently teaches grade 6 in Edmonton. I was born in a small village northwest of the capital of India. When I was born my parents had ambitions for me to travel to Alaska and become an ambassador for the United States. Read more…