DANCE: Amateur Latin | PARTNERS SINCE: August 2014 | REPRESENT: USA | PLACES OF BIRTH: Austin: Plainfield, USA | Nino: Kyiv, Ukraine | BASED: Starlight Dance Center, NJ, USA.
ACHIEVEMENTS: US National Under 21 Latin Champions, World Under 21 Latin Champions, Blackpool Amateur Rising Star Latin Champions, Dutch Open Under 21 & Amateur Rising Star Latin Champions.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Austin: Samba | Nino: Samba.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Austin: Blackpool Winter Gardens | Nino: Blackpool Winter Gardens.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: Our best moment, for sure, would be winning Blackpool together.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: The best way of preparing for a big competition is to gain inspiration from someone or something.
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: To possibly take your brain away from dancing for a little bit to enjoy the world outside of dance. Big competitions can be very intense starting from the preparation all the way to the end of the comp. Therefore, it's best to give your mind a break.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: Morten Lowe and Roselina Doneva.
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: To never trade anything for your love and passion to dance.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Austin: Slavik Kryklyvyy. | Nino: Ina Jeliazkova.
WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: We choose to wear International Dance Shoes simply because of the quality and the look. We have tried many other types of shoes, but International Dance Shoes works the best with our feet and enables us to dance to our maximum. They are extremely comfortable, flexible, and supportive. On top of that, they create beautiful looking shoes.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: Support and flexibility.
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Austin: Tennis | Nino: Football
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Austin: Anywhere with a beach | Nino: Hawaii
FAVOURITE FILM: Austin: A Good Year | Nino: The Holiday
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Austin: Michael Jackson | Nino: Michael Jackson
INTERESTING FACT: Austin: People usually look at me and wonder what my ethnicity is. I am very mixed; half Filipino, some German, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, etc. I'm not even sure what the rest is. | Nino: I'm from Ukraine but I'm actually Georgian.
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