Natasha Havrilenko: Student Success Story

Surrounded by ballerinas and the art of dance, Natasha Havrilenko is the public relations coordinator at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Prior to studying through Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) at The University of Winnipeg, she obtained a BA in rhetoric, writing and communications — and felt that a PACE diploma would complement her degree.

“Further education was the next necessary step for my career,” she says. “And being able to return to the working world in 13 months was appealing.”

Natasha recognized that the current job market requires flexibility and broad knowledge in public relations, marketing, and communications. She believes the PACE program was instrumental in providing her a well-rounded education that reflects today’s job market. She enjoyed the program’s fast pace, which prepared her for the real world of deadlines. Beyond the classroom, PACE facilitated events that allowed students to network and gain feedback from industry professionals.


“Being able to take creative liberty with assignments was a huge bonus, as were the friendships I made in the program,” says Natasha.


Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Communication Diploma

Year of Graduation


Current Employer

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Job Title

Public Relations Coordinator
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