Katya began her dance career in Russia at the age of 4, turning professional at the age of 19. Ballroom and Latin were her passion then as they are now. From the onset, she was competing within the International Ballroom realm, however Katya also has training in classical ballet as well as modern dance. She has had the honor of training with the top International teachers of the world as well as having competed at many World Championships. She has infused the learning and experience into her dancing as well as teaching. What makes Katya excel is her attention to technique and a very individual approach to each student. The technique provides fundamental and necessary foundation that allows for freedom of dance movement, partner connection and expression. To be expressive in dance is to go beyond your own expectations. Katya believes the combination of technique, style and great choreography, when learned, creates something extremely beautiful, fun and transformative. Her strength with students is being able to see the potential within every individual.