Symon is the grandson of Ukrainian refugee arrivals to Australia. He grew up in Melbourne in a Ukrainian speaking household and Ukrainian songs and stories made up the imagined landscape of his early life. He has lived and studied in Ukraine and he majored in Ukrainian language and literature at Monash University. Symon has always had an abiding interest in theatre arts and counts it as a great privilege to have had the opportunity to contribute a thread to the tapestry of creative talent that will present Kazka to the world. Symon currently lives and works in Melbourne with his partner and three children.