About the Scholarship
This scholarship began in 2018 in memory of Becky Kassian. The scholarship is awarded to a dancer in the senior group of the Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance where Becky taught.
The recipient of the scholarship is chosen by their peers and instructors based on the qualities Becky embodied in the studio. The scholarship is presented annually at the Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance year-end recital.
About Becky Kassian
Becky Kassian, a Vohon dancer, passed suddenly on November 11, 2017 due to complications following knee surgery. Becky was an active member of Vohon: she was our Treasurer; instructed at the Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance; starred as Baba Yaga in our production of Kolektsiya; and always went above and beyond for Vohon events and performances. Ukrainian dance held a very special place in Becky's heart. Becky was a loved and valued member of our Vohon family, she had a warm spirit and was always a joy to have around. Her passing was a jarring shock and her absence will be felt for a long time. Thank you for being a part of our family, Becky.