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Volya, meaning​ "freedom," encompasses the unified spirit of more than 30 ensemble members. With many of Volya's original members having studied in Ukraine, a desire existed to develop a similar academic style of dance within Canada.

Zhenia Bahri, a professional dancer and director from Ukraine, has been the artistic director for 20 years and has brought unsurpassed passion, knowledge and expertise to the Ensemble in his lifelong dedication to the art of Ukrainian dance.

Under Zhenia's instruction, Volya has flourished into a vibrant ensemble consisting of dedicated members who have captivated and delighted audiences with their dynamic performances around the world. Volya has entertained audiences at festivals in  Brazil, Italy, Serbia, Turkey, France, England, and many other countries.

Volya is excited to be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and to commemorate this milestone Volya will be performing a show at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium on November 20, 2020. The ensemble also plans to tour this summer along the southern European border in the beautiful country of Portugal.

Over the years many dancers have entered Volya's studios with the same goal in mind, to dance for the love of dance and to establish an identity for the ensemble that is uniquely Volya!

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