DANCE: Professional Latin | PARTNERS SINCE: September 2014 | REPRESENT: USA | PLACES OF BIRTH: Artur: Kharkiv, Ukraine | Anastasiya: Kharkiv, Ukraine | BASED: Brooklyn Dancesport Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
ACHIEVEMENTS: USDC 2015 Professional Rising Stars - 2nd Place, USDC 2015 Professional Open - 6th Place, Ohio Star Ball 2015 Professional Rising Stars - 1st Place, Ohio Star Ball 2015 Professional Open - 5th Place, Hollywood Championship 2015 Profesional Rising Stars - 2nd Place, Hollywood Championship 2015 Professional Open - 5th Place, Holiday Dance Classic 2015 - Professional Rising Stars - 1st Place, Holiday Dance Classic 2015 - Professional Open - 6th Place, Yuletide Ball 2015 Professional Open - 1st Place.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Artur: Samba | Anastasiya: Rumba.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Artur: Blackpool Dance Festival | Anastasiya: Blackpool Dance Festival.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: The best moment dancing together is when we smile at each other before going to dance to the dance floor on the competition. We know we look good in the best costumes and shoes, and we will try to show our best on the dance floor.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: Practice, practice, practice. Eating healthy, training with work outs, sleeping well is also very important.
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: Taking a day off work. Rest maybe in a place where you havent been before. Going to a spa or massage salon. Or just rest at home with the doggy.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: Our most respected opponent is ourselves. We always try to get better than we are right now. Being better dancers then you were yesterday or the day before.
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Listen to your heart and work hard.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Our coaches Eugene Katzevman and Maria Manusova, Slavik Kryyklyvyy and Karina Smirnov.
WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: Very comfortable, makes our feet very clean and on the dance floor. International Dance Shoes shoes has all the different models that work for us. The fit is nice. They last longer then the other shoes we tried.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: You should be fine to go dance right away in a shoe you just bought. The look and fit should be as good.
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Artur: Boxing | Anastasiya: Fitness
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Artur: Bahamas | Anastasiya: Bahamas
FAVOURITE FILM: Artur: Rocky | Anastasiya: Wedding Planner with J-Lo
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Artur: Black Eyed Peas | Anastasiya: Celentano, Beyonce, Nicole Sherzinger
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