Catherine Kuhar

Medal of Princess Olga ,Honored artist of Ukraine ,Prima-ballerina at the National Academic Theater Opera and Ballet of Ukraine named after Shevchenko


Catherine Kuhar began to dance from five age. Seeing her physical abilities, Catherine without a qualifying round is invited to already formed group on gymnastics in the Palace of the Pioneers.

From 1992 to 1999 she studied and graduated with honors from Kiev State Choreographic School (class of Tatiana Tayakina, People's Artist of the USSR CCCP). In the same year she was awarded the "Honorary Diploma the Academy of Arts". In 1997 she received a special Prix de 'Lausanne Prize' for an internship in Switzerland. While still a student of the first year she brilliantly debuted in Masha's party in ballet "Nutcracker" on world famous stage Bunka Kaikan in Japan.

In the creative path of Catherine took part tutor teacher, people's artists of Ukraine and USSR Valery Kovtun, Lyudmila Smorgacheva, Nikolai Pryadchenko, Eleonora Stebleak, Raisa Khilko, Elvira Tarasova, Abdyev Rejepmyrat.


Has repeatedly participated in many international festivals: Aoyama Ballet Festival (Japan), Fresh Ballerina Festival (Japan), International Festival of Contemporary Choreography (Ukraine), Serge Lifar Festival, IV Miedzynarodowa gala baletowa (Poland) Days of Culture ┬╗Andorra - Ukraine (Kiev), Ohrid International Festival (Macedonia). Gala concerts: 2010 - "Stars of the World Ballet" (Donetsk) 2011 - "Gala Ballet Helps Japan" (Berlin) 2011 - "Ukraine-Poland" (Krakow); 2012 - "Stars of the world ballet" (Odessa); 2012 - The First International Art Festival; 2013 Jubilee evening of Andris Liepa (Chelyabinsk and St. Petersburg BKZ "October"); 2013 - Gala concert of Ballet Masterpieces by Faroo Ruzimatov in Japan; 2015 - Member of the jury of the international ballet festival Tanzolimp in Berlin; 2015 - the 20th Anniversary International Ballet Festival in Riga; 2015-2016 Member of the jury at the International Ballet Competition in Seoul; 2016 - Gala concert in Seoul at the International Ballet Competition.


Honorary member of jury from international competition "Tanzolymp" 2015. Honorary member jury of the international contest "Seoul International Dance Competition" 2015 and 2016. Jury head of All-Ukrainian Dance Assembly named after Natalia Skorulskaya 2016 Invited artist of final gala concerts at international competitions. International teacher, master classes at international competitions.