Who We Are
Boyan on Tour was designed as an outreach group for Boyan’s most senior and committed students. At its inception, Boyan on Tour (BOT) consisted of 16 dancers and 4 creative directors who together, worked tirelessly to bring their love of Ukrainian dance to the stage home and abroad!
In 2013 in Saskatoon, we debuted our first creative endeavor, entitled ‘Fantazia!’. We then took the show on the road and toured Redding, Connecticut, Whippany, New Jersey, and New York, New York, and met fantastic fellow dancers and mentors along the way.
Preparations for our second international tour began in 2014, with another new show entitled ‘Journey’ (подорож). We kicked off this tour with another send off show in Saskatoon, accompanied by some of Boyan’s up and coming dancers to remind us of the journey that brought us to this adventure. This tour took us to Costa Rica where we performed alongside cultural groups in three very diverse cities, including San Jose, La Fortuna, and the Manuel Antonio National Park.
In 2017 we had the opportunity to perform alongside our parent group, Boyan Ukrainian Dance Association, and other special guest performers at Boyan’s 50th Anniversary Celebration which took place on April 29, 2017. Together we looked back at the journey of the past 50 years that got us to where we are today, and started looking ahead to what the next 50 years have to offer!
Boyan on Tour is currently under the direction of Shaunda Arsenie, who provides unsurpassed vision and direction. As we grow, our eyes are set on even bigger and better things to come, including a tour to Ukraine in summer 2018! The passion and commitment to Ukrainian culture shown by our dancers and director make for vibrant and captivating performances!