2018 IDBDC Instructors

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Mayo Alanen

  • 4-time World Professional Smooth Finalist

  • 4-time United States National Professional Smooth Finalist

  • 5-time undefeated Heritage Dancesport Champion

  • National and World Smooth Vice Champion

  • Runner-up on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Pro Dancer Competition Season 8

  • United States Rising Star Smooth Champion

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Dan Calloway

  • Asian-Pacific Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist

  • U.S. Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist

  • Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

  • World Cup Adjudicator, WDSF certified

  • Chair of Judges at many competitions including Manhattan Amateur Classic, Yuletide Ball Championships, and USA Dance U.S. National DanceSport Championships

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Jevgeni Davidov

  • 2018 US Argentine Tango National Vice Champion in “Tango De Pista”

  • 2014 US Argentine Tango National Champion in Stage category

  • 2014 US Argentine Tango National Vice Champion in Salon category

  • 2013 US Argentine Tango Original Championship New York Champion in Salon category

  • 2012 US Argentine Tango National Championship Finalist in Stage & Salon categories

  • 2011 US Argentine Tango National Championship Finalist in Stage & Salon categories

  • 2008 Dunabe Dance Days Champion

  • 2008 German Cup Finalist

  • 2007/2008 Blue Band of the River Spree Vice Champion

  • 2007/2008 Bavarian Dance Days Champion

  • 2008 TBW Trophy German Champion

  • 2007/2008 Hesses Tanzt Top 3

  • 2007 LuBaTa Champion

  • 2007 Lech Dance Festival Champion

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Larisa Davydova

  • 3-time Russian Amateur Latin American National Champion

  • Blackpool Dance Festival Rising Stars Professional Latin Champion

  • Winner of German Open Professional Latin American Championships

  • UK Open Rising Star Professional Latin American Finalist

  • 3-time Russian Professional Latin American National Champion

  • 3-time European Latin American Professional Finalist

  • 3-time World Professional Latin American Semi-Finalist

  • World Latin Professional Finalist

  • Multiple time Winner at major championships in Professional Latin in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Japan, France, Italy United States

  • The Best Choreographer in The World Dance Awards

  • Owner of famous dance studio in Moscow “Russian Club”

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Jose Decamps

  • Fred Astaire Rhythm National Champion

  • Multiple-time World Professional Rhythm Champion

  • Multiple-time U.S. National Professional Rhythm Champion

  • World Rhythm Showdance Champion

  • US Mambo Champion

  • World Masters Champion

  • World Professional Rhythm Championship

  • featured lead dancer in “Burn the Floor”

  • featured performer in Debacle Morgan “Dance with me” music video

  • featured performer in Vanessa Williams “Close to you” music video

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VICTOR FUNG

  • Blackpool Professional Standard Champion

  • Multiple-time U.S. Professional Vice-Champion

  • World Professional Ballroom Vice-Champion

  • International Championships Professional Ballroom Champion

  • U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champion

  • 2004 U.K. Open Professional Rising Star Champion

  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion

  • 8 time U.S. Amateur Champion

  • Performer on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"

  • Multiple-time UK Open Finalist

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Garry Gekhman

  • 2006 U.S. Professional Classic Show Dance Champion

  • 2006 U.S. Professional Standard Finalist

  • 2005 Blackpool Rising Star Finalist

  • 2004 Second runners up in the U.K. Championships Rising Star

  • Seven time undefeated Israeli Ballroom, Latin, 10-dance, and Show Dance Champion

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Anastasia Gorovaya

Personal Trainer Specializing in:

  • Weight Loss

  • Personal Training

  • Strength & Conditioning Training for Dancers

  • Endurance Training for Dancers

  • Stretching for Dancers

  • Toning

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mazen hamza

  • National & World Smooth Vice-Champion

  • Blackpool American Smooth Showcase Representative

  • Winner of the Capezio Dance Beat Smooth Tour

  • Featured performer on the PBS show “America’s Ballroom Challenge”.

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izabella jundzill

  • National & World Smooth Vice-Champion

  • Blackpool American Smooth Showcase Representative

  • Winner of the Capezio Dance Beat Smooth Tour

  • Featured performer on the PBS show “America’s Ballroom Challenge”.

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Anna kovalova

  • 5-time US National Professional Latin Vice-Champion

  • World Professional Latin Championship Semi-Finalist

  • 3-time Ohio Star Ball Professional Latin Champion

  • 2-time Asian Pacific Open Professional Latin Champion in Japan

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Stanley Kuo

  • 9 years experience in Iyengar yoga

  • 3 years experience in each of the following: Pilates, Anusara yoga and Pranayama yoga

  • Created the principles of Yoga Alignment

  • Trainer for other Yoga instructors

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SLAVIK LEGKOVENKO 

  • WDC World Dance Adjudicator

  • 25 years of teaching experience.

  • Multiple time Ukrainian Amateur Champion

  • Multiple time Ukrainian Professional Latin Champion

  • The Top Ukrainian coach

  • Ukraine Representative to the World Professional Latin Championship

  • Ukraine Representative to the European Professional Latin Championship

  • Coach of the Winners and Finalists to the World Championship ( Paris) and International Championship

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ana llorente

  • World Mambo Champion

  • Argentine Tango World Finalist

  • Theater Arts and Adagio Champion at Blackpool

  • USA, World and Canadian American Rhythm Champion

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Agnieszka Melnicka (Melia)

  • Multiple-time Blackpool Professional Latin Finalist

  • European Professional Latin Champion

  • Multiple-time World Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time International Open Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time UK Open Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time Russian Professional Latin Champion

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alexandr Melnikov

  • Former Russian 12-time Russian Ballroom Champion, 8-time Latin Champion, 7-time 10-Dance Champion

  • United Kingdom Open Finalist

  • International Open Finalist

  • Blackpool British Open Finalist

  • World Championships Finalist

  • European Championships Finalist

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Anna Mikhed

  • Blackpool Professional Standard Finalist

  • U.S. Professional Vice-Champion

  • World Professional Ballroom Finalist

  • 2004 U.K. Open Professional Rising Star Champion

  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion

  • Performer on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"

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Anastasia Muravyeva

  • Blackpool Professional Standard Champion

  • Multiple-time U.S. Professional Vice-Champion

  • World Professional Ballroom Vice-Champion

  • International Championships Professional Ballroom Champion

  • U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champion

  • Multiple-time UK Open Finalist

  • Multiple-time International Finalist

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Edgar Osorio

  • U.S. Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Champion

  • Vice-Champion of Open to the World Salsa Championship

  • Champion Open Salsa championship Quebec, Canada

  • Vice-President of the US national professional Mambo championship 2008, 2009

  • Finalist of the Mexico Open Professional American Rhythm 2009 2010

  • Finalist in Professional American Rhythm Championship at the of Millennium DanceSport Championships 2008, 2009, 2010

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Alla Profatilova

  • 3 Times Canadian Professional American Smooth Champion (2011-2013)

  • 2 Times Canadian Professional American Rhythm Champion (2013-2014)

  • 6 Times Canadian Professional Showdance/Cabaret Champion (2008-2014)

  • 2011 North-American Rising Star Professional Smooth Champion

  • 2011 North-American Professional Showdance Champion

  • 2006 World Showdance Champion

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Egor Shalvarov

  • 3 Times Canadian Professional American Smooth Champion (2011-2013)

  • 2 Times Canadian Professional American Rhythm Champion (2013-2014)

  • 4 Times Canadian Professional Showdance Champion (2011-2014)

  • 2011 North-American Rising Star Professional Smooth Champion

  • 2011 North-American Professional Showdance Champion

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Karina Smirnoff

  • 2005 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up

  • 2005 U.K Open Champion

  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up

  • 2003 U.K Open Champion

  • U.S. Professional Latin Champion

  • Professional on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"

irina solomatina

  • Former Russian 12-time Russian Ballroom Champion, 8-time Latin Champion, 7-time 10-Dance Champion

  • United Kingdom Open Finalist

  • International Open Finalist

  • Blackpool British Open Finalist

  • World Championships Finalist

  • European Championships Finalist

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Sergey Surkov

  • Multiple-time Blackpool Professional Latin Finalist

  • European Professional Latin Champion

  • Multiple-time World Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time International Open Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time UK Open Professional Latin Finalist

  • Multiple-time Russian Professional Latin Champion

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emanuel valeri

  • WDSF PD World Standard Champions

  • WDSF PD European Standard Champions

  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions

  • WDSF Amateur World Standard Champions

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Elena Vesnovskaya

  • WDSF certified adjudicator

  • USA Dance certified adjudicator

  • Owners and Head coach of Atlantic Ballroom Dance Studio

  • Graduated the Performing Arts University in Russia, with degrees in Choreography and Ballet Mastery

  • Studied ballet, folk, modern and contemporary dance styles

  • Founder, the first chief and professor of the Ballroom Dance Department at the Novosibirsk University of Performing Arts

  • The winner and finalist in multiple DanceSport championships

  • She competed in major European and North American competitions as amateur in Standard, Latin and 10-dance and as professional in Standard

  • Co-Organizer of Metropolitan DanceSport Championship

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Lev Vesnovskiy

  • WDSF Certified Adjudicator

  • USADance certified adjudicator

  • Owner and Head coach of Atlantic Ballroom Dance Studio

  • Founder and professor of the Ballroom Dance Department at the Novosibirsk University of Performing Arts

  • Published few books about ballroom dancing including the Russian version of Technique of Latin Dancing approved by Mr. Walter Laird

  • The winner and finalist in multiple DanceSport championships. He competed in major European and North American competitions as amateur in Standard, Latin and 10-dance and as professional in Standard

  • Co-Organizer of Metropolitan DanceSport Championship

Katusha Wilder

  • USADance Certified Adjudicator

  • NADTA Certified teacher

  • Multiple-time World Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist

  • Multiple-time US National Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist

  • US Representative to the World Professional 10-Dance Championships

  • US Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist

  • US Open to the World Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist

  • 2012 US Representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships

  • Featured performers for TV networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT and CNN

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Ruslan Wilder

  • USADance Certified Adjudicator

  • NADTA Certified teacher

  • Multiple-time World Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist

  • Multiple-time US National Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist

  • US Representative to the World Professional 10-Dance Championships

  • US Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist

  • US Open to the World Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist

  • 2012 US Representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships

  • Featured performers for TV networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT and CNN

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Joanna Zacharewicz

  • Multiple-time World Professional Rhythm Champion

  • Multiple-time U.S. National Professional Rhythm Champion

  • World Professional Rhythm Showdance Champion

  • US Professional Mambo Champion

  • World Masters Champion

  • World Salsa Champion

  • Featured "Dance Legends" Star Performer

  • Guest performer artist on ABCs “Dancing With Stars”

  • Featured guest performer at Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia