Special thanks for the information supplied above by Ensemble Viterets.

Virsky dedicated his life to the art of dance. He set the standard of the technical, acrobatic, and perfection of Ukrainian Dance known throughout the world today. His contribution to Ukrainian Dance in Canada began when "Virsky" performed at "Expo '67" in Montreal, Quebec. After that performance, Ukrainian Dance was transformed from the short circular moving dances performed by groups throughout North America into the technically superior performances put on by all groups in our generation. Today his legacy lives on, not only through the Dance Ensemble named that bares his name, but also in the hearts of every Ukrainian Dancer throughout the world. He would be truly proud of what Ukrainian Dance means to all of us.

From Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada