About the Director
Yuliya Karnaukh was born in Kiev, Ukraine and started her training with the Kiev Municipal Ballet Theater when she was six. At eleven she accepted an invitation to join the children's performing folk dance ensemble "Veterock" under prominent choreographer Yuri Kolesnichenko. Later she was selected to continue dancing with the professional performing folk dance group "Ukraine" which participated in many international folk festivals and cultural exchange events such as the Embassy's presentations and foreign affair ministries exhibitions. She spent 10 years dancing on many stages across the globe, including the US. In 1998 Ms. Karnaukh moved with her family to the USA. She teaches Character Dance at the Franklin School of Performing Arts and the Regions School of Nashville Ballet.