Our Team

OUR PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS

IRINA BOUBNOVSKAIA

IRINA

Started her dance training in Russia at the age of 5, and never looked back. In the early 90s Irina began competing in Russia and Europe winning many championships, and in 1996 she became youth Russian Champion. In 1998 Irina moved to New York and broke straight into US Latin Dance finals. She was the US National Amateur finalist for 6 years. After turning Professional, she quickly became the World Cup Rising Star Professional Champion and took third place in the world's largest ballroom dance competition - Blackpool Dance Festival. After many impressive achievements, Irina was requested to make a demonstration on the popular TV show ‘Dancing With The Stars’ to perform with World Champion Louis Van Amstel. Shortly after that Irina joined the winter tour with Dancing With the Stars, traveling to 38 cities, summer tour to 24 cities, followed by the most recent "Dancing With The Stars Live in Las Vegas". To view Irina's website, please visit www.dancewithirina.com

ARTHUR SHVETSOV

ARTHUR

Began dancing at the age of 7. From the first competition Arthur became Ballroom and Latin champion and during
his career he kept on winning the major championships including Youth Ukrainian Championship. Arthur appeared
on Ukrainian regional and national TV and in addition earned a degree in choreography at Kirovograd Pedagogical
University. He has trained with world renowned instructors, including spending numerous years training and competing around Europe. The enthusiasm that was evident in his demeanor captured the attention of his tutors, and he was invited to represent United States. At the age of 22, he turned to be a Professional Latin Dancer, received many top teacher awards for his hard work and dedication. As an internationally known Ballroom & Latin Professional Dancer, Arthur has an extensive experience as choreographer, performer, teacher and dance consultant.

KAROLINA

KAROLINA

Behind Karolina’s graceful presence on the dance floor, she is truly a person who is deeply devoted to the art of dance. Karolina is one of the most talented dancers on the dance floor today and her achievements are a testament to the fact that the combination of hard work and dedication is a recipe for success. Karolina has been perfecting her dancing for over 15 years. Originally Karolina started dancing in Toronto, Canada, where she was the Canadian Junior Latin & Ballroom Champion. At the young age of 15, she decided to take the next step in her dance career and move to New York City to train with the best coaches in the world. She quickly rose to the top of the ranks in a surprisingly young age, winning Youth US National Dancesport Championships and became the representatives to the World Championships in Spain. In the Adult Championship category, she has been undefeated in the United States and have won numerous championships including 2012 Blackpool Dance Festival in Rising Star Amateur Ballroom. Although Karolina is currently competing in the ballroom category she has extensive experience teaching in all styles of ballroom dancing including Standard, Latin, as well as social styles.

MAKSIM KAPITANNIKOV

MAKSIM

Is a professional ballroom dancer with over 15 years of dance and teaching experience and a finalist of the So You Think You Can Dance TV show. The 26-year-old was born in Moscow and has danced for as long as he can remember. Maksim came from a dancing family-his mother was a ballet teacher-his love and his vision in dance have inspired many of his students to compete and win in competitions. Throughout his dance career he has participated in many National and International dance competitions, placed first in a number of them. Currently, Maksim is actively competing with his professional dance partner in the International Latin division and has extensive training with the worlds best coaches. He also competes with students in Pro-Am competitions and takes pride in watching his students improve after his group and private lessons. Maksim also enjoys sculpting and playing the guitar.