Tatiana Banko was born in Volgograd, Russia, where she began dancing Ballet at the age of 6 and within a year added figure skating to her training regimen.
At the age of 10 she saw a dance competition on TV and immediately fell in love with Ballroom and Latin dancing. By the age of 13 Tatiana became a top finalist in multiple competitions in Russia, including Russian National Championship. When she turned 16 she continued dancing in Europe representing Italy, becoming a national finalist and finalist of many dance competitions in Europe. In 2006 Tatiana received an invitation to continue her dance career in the United States where she became one of the highest ranking international Latin dance competitors. Amongst her achievements: US Open Professional Latin Super Series top 6, UK Open Rising Star top 5, Blackpool Rising Star top 7. Winner of Yankee Classic World Masters, Eastern Dancesport and Windy City Chamionships.
Tatiana loves to teach, perform and compete with her students and she is one of the top Pro/am instructors in the country.
Julia Mincheva began her training at age 5 in Russia, and went on pursuing a professional competitive career. Julia has won several championships in Europe and Russia. Between 2003 and 2005 alone she won 7 prestige dance titles on the best competition arenas in the world, including London Open Professional semifinalist, International championship Rising Star finalist, Dutch Open Showdance top 3, Russian Professional Standard Championship runner up.
She was equally if not more successful in the US becoming a world finalist in Classic show dance in 2005, national Rising Star smooth finalist and North American smooth champion title holder.
Yulia has been teaching dance since 13 and is a nationally certified instructor in Smooth, Latin, Standard and Rhythm. When Yulia is not teaching, she loves to spend time in artistic venues, she calls fashion her second love. She is also an experienced Yoga practitioner.
Andrei Stanev is a professional dance teacher from Bulgaria. Andrei started his career at a very young age. He became very successful by winning Bulgarian National Championships in two styles, Ballroom and Latin two years in a row. Andrei owns a degree from the National Sport Academy and shortly after his graduation he decided to move to America to expand his career. His ambitious and creative spirit brought him success in biggest dance companies in the States which led him to become an expert in all 4 styles. Andrei received an Award for Outstanding Performance in the advance department of teaching in 2006.
Brook Diamond was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska where he became his journey as a dancer at age of 5. Brook is an award-winning NY- based dancer, competitor and private instructor with an affinity international Latin American Smooth. Over the years Brook has trained world- renowned coaches and in 2010 he was granted a scholarship at the Joffrey School ballet after which he continued his dance career in New York City. Brook works with students of all ages and all levels of experience, ranging from dance professionals focused on furthering their competition resume, to novices interested to begin a competitive career which leads them onto competitive floor under Brook's guidance.
Igor Gayenko is originally from Ukraine where he started international Ballroom and Latin training at the age of 5. It wasn't too long before he became a successful competitor around the world, becoming a 3 times junior Blackpool finalist and United States youth National bronze medalist. Amongst his achievements: New York City Dance Festival Rising Star champion, Platinum Dancesport Rising Star champion and Kings Ball Rising Star champion. Igor competes with his students in United States as well as in Europe, achieving great results and helping them become finalists and winners of multiple major events such as Blackpool Professional/ Amateur division. Igor continues to compete , choreograph showcases and inspire students to achieve their goals.
Ana Milan is originally from Cuba and has been dancing since the age of 5. Ana dance journey started from Danzon and Mambo at a very early age. Her background extends to styles such as international Latin, Salsa, Bachata and international Ballroom. She was a finalist and winner of several competitions and showcases in Cuba and in US. Pursuing her dance career further.
Ana has choreographed multiple showcases and continues to compete with her students in all 4 styles across the nation. Ana loves to teach, whether you are a beginner a a seasoned dancer, Ana will help you to achieve your personal dance goals.