Chaika has thrilled audience’s worldwide and won recognition and praise with their memorable performances throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Created in 1957 and celebrated our 60th year Anniversary last year; under the auspices of the Hamilton Branch of the Ukrainian National Federation, the Chaika Performing Ensemble has been dedicated to the development of Ukrainian folk song and dance. The school comprised of 60 performers, ranging in age from 4 to 50, continues to help preserve Canada’s multicultural mosaic.

The energy and spirit of Chaika is reflected in its choreography - integrating ballet with Ukrainian folk stage theatre. Our school is committed to teaching Ukrainian traditional dances. Chaika is very fortunate to perform to live music which provides our dancers and our audiences an exhilarating experience.

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On behalf of Ivan Dykyj - Chaika’s Chairman, John Hucal - Chaika’s Artistic Director we thank you for inviting us to perform for you this afternoon.

Thank you.