Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is proud to call Selkirk, Manitoba their home. Troyanda which translates to rose in Ukrainian, was established in 1979 and operates under the objective to preserve and promote Ukrainian culture through the art of Ukrainian dance. Under the direction of Kristina Washchyshyn and Paul Doroniuk, the ensemble has had the opportunity to develop an extensive repertoire of dances to represent the diverse regions of Ukraine. Working with a plethora of world-renowned talent has given Troyanda the ability to truly capture the essence of Ukrainian culture and tradition. From their experiences the dancers have developed a strong sense of determination, loyalty, and pride of their roots which shines through as their rich spirit and energy onstage.


Troyanda’s dancers agree why their passion for the Ensemble runs high – they are a family. The encouragement and focus of the dancers is truly unique. Not only is each member committed to the Ensemble, they are committed to each other, making for an unbreakable bond of their ever-growing family.