Larisa Pagan began her studies as a young girl in ballet and Jazz, tap, and gymnastics at the Stagedoor Dance Centre in Phoenix, AZ. She won numerous dance competitions growing up and performed throughout the U.S. including such places as Disneyland and Las Vegas.
After moving to N.Y., she continued to study ballet at Steps Dance studio and Ukrainian Folk Dance in lower Manhattan. She went on to become a soloist with the Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in New York City under the direction of Roma Pryma Bohevchevsky. She has toured Ukraine, Canada, the Mid-West and Puerto Rico as a member of Syzokryli and, has also performed as a soloist for the Obrij Dance Ensemble under the direction of Roman Lewkowycz.
During this time she became a certified Make-Up artist earning her certificate at Make- Up Designery School in Manhattan. She has also lent her talents as a seamstress creating countless costumes for the affiliated schools, and Syzokryli.
She is currently the Assistant Artistic Director of Syzokryli and instructor/choreographer for all schools under the Roma Pryma Bohachevsky foundation, and Wardrobe Mistress.