Lana Kouchnir is a Ukraine-born, Toronto-based award-winning emerging actor and multidisciplinary artist. Her performances and writings center queer Ukrainian folklore and are driven by a transdisciplinary approach to storytelling. Lana has performed her genre-bending performances for over seven years and was selected as a 2015-2016 City of Ottawa ‘Youth in Culture’ Youth Advisory Committee member. She was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant as part of the CBC Arts Digital Originals initiative to write and produce a short lyrical poem video based on her poem, Odesa Caviar. Lana completed a virtual 6-month film production mentorship program with Concordia University Television in 2021.
Lana is a Short Form National 2019 mentee and worked with Catherine Graham.