DANCE: Amateur Latin | PARTNERS SINCE: February 2009 | REPRESENT: USA | PLACES OF BIRTH: Pasha: Perm, Russia | Daniella: Brooklyn, NY, USA | BASED: Manhattan Ballroom Dance, New York, USA.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Three time US National 10-Dance Champions, 2012 Latin US Nationals Champions, UK Open 10-Dance Champions.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Pasha: Rumba | Daniella: Definitely the Rumba.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Pasha: My absolute favourite is Blackpool | Daniella: My two favourite venues are our Nationals in Provo, Utah and Blackpool.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: Our best moment was when we made our first Rising Star Final. We were hoping for the Quarter Final! When we heard our number we went crazy - it was the best feeling in the world!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: The best way for us to prepare is to practice all of our details in advance. Then closer to the competition it is rounds, rounds and more rounds!
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: The best way to relax after the competition is to watch our favourite shows, eat and sleep.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: We respect all of our competitors. They all push us to be better dancers. There are so many strong dancers right now that I can't give you any names!
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Practice like you've never won, perform like you've never lost.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Pasha: My biggest inspiration is William Pino l Daniella: My icon/inspiration would have to be Shirley Ballas.
WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: International Dance Shoes are super soft and comfortable. We love how thought out every single detail is. We love never having to struggle to point our toes.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: The most important feature would have to be how the shoes mould to my foot.
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Pasha: Soccer | Daniella: Eating ice cream
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Pasha: Samana | Daniella: Samana
FAVOURITE FILM: Pasha: Shutter Island | Daniella: The Notebook
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Pasha: Michael Jackson | Daniella: Jasmine Thompson
INTERESTING FACT: Pasha: I'm a soccer freak. | Daniella: I'm funny. At least I think so..
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