From a young age Carina began dancing at Rozmai School of Ukrainian Dance and later became a member of Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble where she continues to dance today. Carina has had the privledge of learning from a number of esteemed dance professionals including Ms. Kristina Washchyshyn, Mr. Paul Doroniuk, Mr. Vincent Rees, Mr. Serhij Koroliuk and many others who have all challenged her and contributed to her love for Ukrainian culture and dance. While dancing with Troyanda, she has had the opportunity to tour, workshop, and perform internationally, most recently having returned from Ukraine. Outside of dancing, Carina is a teacher in St. James Assiniboia School Division. Carina is thrilled to be joining the Sopilka family, and hopes to inspire her students work hard, be proud of their roots, and fully embrace their culture.