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ELENA SAMODANOVA

BALLROOM/LATIN INTERNATIONAL TEACHER

Elena Samodanova is an international multi-award winning artist originally from Russia, who has worked extensively throughout Asia, United Kingdom, Australia, North America and Europe as a judge, choreographer and dancer while also being a mentor to many dancers across the world. Some of her major credits include being featured in the Russian version of TV hit show “Dancing With The Stars” as a JUDGE and Choreographerin 2015, touring North America with “Dancing Pros Live”2016 and creatively assisting Gleb Savchenko in Strictly Come Dancing in the UK 2015, also in Series 7 of “Dancing With The Stars” in Bollywood aka “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” 2014 on the Colors TV Channel in India to great acclaim.

Prior to that she has also worked on both the Australian and American versions of hit TV show “Dancing With The Stars” as well as the Australian version of “So You Think You Can Dance”2014.

Elena also holds the highest credentials and qualifications to teach in Russia, Hong Kong, Australia and England. She has also won the 4 major dance titles down under and as a result she has represented Australia on the World Dance Championship reaching Top 10 world ranking in Latin American with WDC. Her international championship titles also include being the Australia Professional, Asian, Japanese, Singaporean and England Champion.

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Vlad Kvartin

LATIN | SHOWDANCE | SALSA | PRO-AM

Vladislav  began his dance career at the age of 8, studying under renowned Latin American Ballroom coaches and adjudicators. In 2009, Vlad was named Junior National DanceSport Champion, and subsequently earned substantial national and international titles. Beyond his competitive career, Vlad is also involved with TV shows including troupe dancer on Dancing With The Stars and assisting choreographer on Why Woman Kill and Kidding. Vlad has also appeared on Fuller House and Saturday Night Live and has made an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance as a top 20 dancer. Additionally, Vlad was a cast member on a 2-time US tour titled Our Way and MVP Confidential as well as performed in SWAY: A Dance Trilogy pt.1 and pt.2.

Artur Yemchyk

HIP HOP | STRETCHING

Artur Yemchyk is an international dancer and choreographer who is a teacher of Hip-Hop and stretching.

He graduated from European University of Industry as Director and Choreography. He trained at famous dance conventions in Europe.

Artur has over 10 years of teaching experience in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, France, Azerbaijan and USA. He has been a judge of Hip Hop International Ukraine and many more national championships. Also, he has directed the shows “Release Dance Cup”, “Alice in the Wonderland” and “The Snow Queen”.

He has worked with such performers as In-Grind (Italy), Ani Lorak (Ukraine), Surfaces (USA) ARASHI HUGE JPop group, Tour Gentleman Sasy Dolby Theatre (USA), Huong Tram Tour (USA) Iann Dior, Ashlee Keating, Tango POP by Luis Bravo, The Kid Laroi, Carla’s Dreams and many more!

 At Artur Yemchuk’s classes, children and adults will learn everything about the modern dances, will always be in the loop of the latest dancing novelties and will be able to find themselves in dancing.