Kiersten Knysh has been Ukrainian dancing for 14 years, 8 years with Selkirk Zorya Ukrainian Dance School and 6 years with Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. She was also a competitive dancer with Ken Peter’s Dance Express for 7 years, where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and pointe. Kiersten has been involved in dance for much of her life whether it was competition, conventions, or performances in various places across the world. She believes in the combination of hard work, dedication, and fun but also values the friendships and memories that dance has to offer. Kiersten has a strong love for The Great Gatsby, cupcakes, and country music.