Deep within each dancer burns a passion to showcase the
of Ukrainian Dance
For over 55 years, Rusalka has been capturing the imagination of audiences around the world, with its often fiery, always colourful presentation of Ukrainian dance.
Built on a foundation of discipline, devotion and camaraderie, Rusalka has become an integral part of the Winnipeg arts community...
Inspired by ancient Ukrainian folklore, Rusalka's founder, Peter Hladun, brought together a group of promising young dancers in October 1962.
Since then, generations of dancers have helped develop Rusalka into one of the most exciting and enticing Ukrainian dance ensembles in Canada...
Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is seeking to hire 1 Artistic Director.
The Artistic Director’s mandate will be to promote the appreciation, preservation, and development of Ukrainian dance culture as a contribution to Canada’s cultural mosaic. They will be responsible for overseeing all the artistic output of Rusalka as well as developing new artistic outreach programs. The Artistic Director will work in conjunction with Rusalka’s Board of Directors in the planning of all productions and budgets, and all production decisions.
Reporting to the Management Committee the successful candidate will be responsible for Rusalka’s day to day operations. Responsibilities include establishing the artistic direction of Rusalka, planning, coordinating and managing rehearsals, preparing the ensemble for performances, including scheduling extra rehearsals and call times for dancers and maintaining existing repertoire. The Artistic Director will facilitate new and varied sources of choreography as required. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: facilitate and be present at all dancer auditions, attend all Rusalka performances and events, provide instruction at Rusalka’s annual Ukrainian Dance Camp for 12-17-year-olds, develop and conduct Ukrainian dance workshops, and in coordination with the Director of the Rusalka UNF School of Dance, facilitate and implement a dance curriculum.
Qualifications & Experience:
Applicants should meet the following required qualifications to be considered for this position:
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All interested applicants should submit a resume and two letters of reference in confidence to:
Amy Yakimoski, Chair
Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
P.O. Box 3059, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4E5
Or apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the artistic direction and management of Rusalka, dancers at Rusalka UNF School of Dance will learn from some of the strongest and most talented dancers in our province