Yuri started off his professional dance career with the Virsky Ensemble (Kyiv, Ukraine) in 1981. In 1996 he emigrated to Canada and taught Ukrainian dance in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and then eventually Toronto where he has remained since. In 2003 he founded the Internal Summer Dance School of Ukrainian Dance (ISSUD) to help set up students from around the world improve their Ukrainian dance skills. ISSUD was later rebranded to “Kyiv Summer Dance” since it occurs annually in Kyiv, Ukraine at the world renowned studio of the Virsky Ensemble. In 2014 the program was expanded to include a variety of dates throughout the calendar year and not limited only to Ukrainian dance. Electric Kozak — we’ve got you covered.