Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
Oksana Hayduk started dancing competitively at the age of 6 in small town Sylvan Lake, Alberta (area of Red Deer), starting with tap, jazz and ballet, and later expanding to lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and pointe. By the age of 8 she knew that she wanted to be a dancer for the rest of her life and for 12 competitive years she’s received many awards and scholarships to better her dance training in the future. On her grade 12 year she was asked by many teachers in the area to teach at their studios, workshops, dance camps and choreograph solos for their students. Knowing the she’s wanted to be a choreographer since she was 12, she accepted all of the jobs and was thrilled to receive 8 choreography awards in the 5 short years that she has been teaching. In 2013 Oksana auditioned for ITP (Intensive Training Program) directed by Moe Brody at Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver BC. Starting in September, she trained 20-25 hours per week in mostly contemporary, hip hop, street jazz and ballet as well as had many performing opportunities. From 2014/2016 she continued her training at Harbour with Aviary, a new performing company focused on contemporary and jazz funk, directed by Julio Fuentes. Oksana is now currently training with The Source Dance Company directed by Joanne Pesusich. This company focuses on technique, choreography, performing in all styles, and creating a well rounded professional. Since September of 2013, she has been a member of The Breakthrough Movement in New York City directed by Garrett Minniti and Ahkai Franklin. The Breakthrough is an up and coming company with specially selected dancers from all over Canada and the US for projects, special events, performances, and workshops. Once a year, Garrett brings all of the dancers together in NYC, Guatemala and many other places in the future. Come September of 2016, Oksana will be pursuing her true passion for contemporary by auditioning, training, and taking classes on the other side of the industry. Although she has enjoyed her time on the commercial side of the industry, the time has come to experience something new and something that she has dreamed of doing for years.