Wayne & Marie Crowder
Lee Fulk & Michelle Crowder
Yang Chen (Photo by Hope Chang)
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Inna has participated in competitive ballroom dancing since the age of eight and has held the title of U. S. National Ten Dance Champion multiple times. She has also been ranked as high as ninth in the world. She has represented the US in six World Championships. Inna participated as a
professional dancer on Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars and was partnered with Ted McGinley. She also served as the choreographer for the Rutgers ballroom team performance on Season 9 of DWTS.
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Originally from Moldova, Anatoli started dancing at the age of 7. He competed in International Latin, International Standard and 10 Dance Championships. At the age of sixteen, Anatoli moved to Italy where he continued to improve his dancing in Naples, Milano, and Rimini. In 2002 and 2003, Anatoli won the Italian National Championships in Formation Standard. In 2006, Anatoli moved to Boston, MA, where he is currently teaching students of all levels and ages. During his dance career, he was a representative at World and European Professional Standard Championships and became a finalist at many major competitions. Today, Anatoli continues to work with some of the greatest coaches in the world to constantly improve his dance knowledge.
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Stephen Hadley began his professional dance career with the Arthur Murray organization. As a professional competitor, he is a former Championship finalist in both Standard and Latin and represented the United States at the European Cup. He served as Chairman of the Southeastern Regional Dance Board and was a member of the International Dance Board for Arthur Murray, Inc. Steve holds Fellowships with the North American Dance Teachers Association in Standard,Latin, American Smooth, Rhythm and Theater Arts. He has been a proud member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for 47 years and currently serves on the National Committee. Steve is a WDSF A 3.0 adjudicator and has had the honor to judge the World Youth Latin Championships in addition to many Open Championship events. .
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Kimberly Smith has been teaching dancing for 37 years and has owned and operated Dr. Dance Studio, Inc. in Birmingham for 31 years. Kim has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a professional competitor, pro/am competitor, teacher and currently coaches amateur and professional couples. She holds both Memberships and Fellowships with the North American Dance Teachers Association and Licentiates with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, which embodies the world’s acknowledged leaders in the dance profession. She continues to proudly serve the society on the National Committee as Treasurer of the USISTD. As an adjudicator, Kim is a WDSF A 3.0 adjudicator and has had the honor of judging the WDSF World Sr. I Latin Championships as well as many Open WDSF Championship events.
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Yelena Vesnovskiy is WDSF "A" and USA Dance A+,B+,C+,D+ certified adjudicator.
Yelena has been teaching and training dancers for the past 40 years. From the age of seven she studied ballet, folk, modern, and contemporary styles of dance in Russia. At age twelve she discovered ballroom dancing, which quickly became her primary style of dance. Yelena graduated the Performing Arts University in Novosibirsk, Russia, with degrees in Choreography and Ballet Mastery. After graduating, Yelena became the founder and administrator of the Ballroom Dance Department at the Novosibirsk University of Performing Arts. Yelena has published books, teaching materials, and has been cited in numerous technique and development publications. As an adjudicator, Yelena has judged many esteemed national and international competition
As a dancer Yelena has competed in all major European and North American championships and has trained with the top coaches and trainers in the world. Since 2001, Yelena has been the owner and primary instructor of Atlantic Ballroom Dance Studio in Brooklyn New York. In Atlantic Ballroom, Her main focus has been to raise dancers to be determined and passionate competitors. Her education and experience from Russia and the United States create a strict and diverse curriculum, which imbeds into dancers the fundamentals that are necessary for success. . Her students became Russian Youth Latin National Champions. Her couples in the USA have also reached many heights, such as Junior, Youth and Under 21 Standard National Champions.
Yelena is the organizer of Metropolitan DanceSport Championship in Brooklyn, NY.
Shawn Fisher is a Professor of dance for the Brigham Young University –Idaho Theatre and Dance Department. He has coached youth and collegiate ballroom teams for 28 years. He has toured extensively both in the United States and around the world as the director of the BYU Idaho Dance Alliance performing company. As a competitor he was a bronze medalist in the World Latin Formation team championships. Holds four national Formation titles and was a U.S. finalist in Standard, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm. He is currently a WDSF Amateur and Professional judge and a national examiner for DVIDA. He and his wife Janie direct the Idaho Ballroom Academy and are the proud parents of seven lovely children.
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Dana is a World DanceSport Federation and USA Dance Adjudicating Official,
Invigilator, Scrutineer as well as, a USA Dance Chairman of Adjudicators, She
has been Chairperson of Adjudicator and Adjudicator for Collegiate competitions
for 24 years. She holds her Licentiate degrees in Ballroom, Rhythm and Theatre
Arts with AIDA and her International Latin and Ballroom license with WDSF, and
Licentiate degrees in International Ballroom and Latin with AIDA and ISTD. She
has passed her conversion exams in Latin and Standard with the WDSF. She
also holds her Smooth and Rhythm degrees through FADS.
She is a retired NDCA Open Professional competitor. She has competed in
International Latin and Standard however, she found her main success as a
NDCA Professional American Smooth and Rising Star American Rhythm
Champion and a Fred Astaire Professional American and Canadian /
American Smooth Champion. Dana has also competed in International Ballroom
and Latin divisions. She has trained her students to achieve much success in the
Am/Am and Pro/Am world including FADS Pro/Am Smooth and Rhythm National
Champions, Top competition students with the NDCA and Youth DanceSport
Latin Syllabus Champions 7 years running at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports
Festival. Dana has many Top Teacher Awards from FADS and was the Top
Teacher and Top Studio Arnold Sports Festival.
She worked for Fred Astaire Dance studios for 9 years and manages her own
dance studio called; Invitation To Dance in Hilliard, Ohio since 2001. Dana has
choreographed hundreds of showcase routines and award winning formation
team routines for over 14 years. Dana has also worked on an animated film for
the Walt Disney Films. She is the head coach for the Competitive team for
the DanceSport at OSU.
Dana currently is Co-owner and Organizer of the New World DanceSport, a USA
Dance registered competition in Columbus Ohio. She enjoys Coaching
Choreeographing Showdances and Formations for Amateurs, Pro-Am and
Professionals couples to compete at NDCA and USA Dance competitions. She
also serves on the 2016 – 2022 AIDA National Committee and is the
Editor/Publisher of AIDA’s Topline magazine.
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Ross learned to love music from a young age. Starting on the piano at the age of 5, singing and performing through jr. high and high school and finally leading the marching band his senior year while sitting first chair alto saxophone. In college, he was finally able to take that love of music and start learning modern dance. Soon after, while taking many styles of dance, he fell in love with ballroom and took every class he could fit into his schedule.
Ross is a former
2001 USABDA Amateur American 9-Dance National Finalist
2008 NDCA Professional American 9-Dance National Finalist
2011 UCWDC Couples Open Showcase World Champion.
Ross has trained students all over the United States in all 4 styles of Ballroom, Theater Arts and Country.
When not teaching dance, Ross is a Licensed Master Massage Practitioner, Certified Yoga Trainer, and a Reiki Master Teacher.
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Ekaterina Wilder is a Professional Dancer and Professional teacher with over 30 years’ experience within the DanceSport industry.
Ekaterina was born and raised in St. Petersburg Russia. She began her dance career at the age of 5. She continued dancing in Russia until the age of 18 earning various Junior, Youth and Amateur Titles in Standard, Latin and Ten Dance Categories in Russia. In 2002 after getting married to her husband Ruslan she moved to US where she continued her dance career with him.
In addition to being a Professional Ballroom/Latin dancer and being First and Multiple-time United States Professional Representative to the WDSF PD World Championships, Ekaterina holds a degree in Physical education/ Therapy and Fitness, Masters in Kinesiology and she is also a certified Professional Make-Up artist.
Ekaterina is a current USADance National Championship Adjudicator, co-owner of Imperial Ballroom Dance Center in NY & NJ and an organizer of the Largest Independent DanceSport camp in USA called Independence Day Ball DanceSport Camp.
She also co-owns and operates several other successful businesses. Ekaterina owns an event make-up beauty company called “E-Team Artistry” and co-owns with her husband Ruslan Wilder a Full Event Planning and Production Company “Contagious Entertainment NYC”.
Today, Ekaterina continues with their passion and love not only of introducing people to dance, but also coaching, teaching and producing National Finalists. She has produced National Champions in various age, disciplines and level categories, teaching them to use the art of dance not only to express but to better themselves in order for them to achieve their dance goals.
Some of Their Major Titles include:
· World Professional 10-Dance finalists
· U.S. Representatives to the World Professional 10-Dance Championships
· 2012 United States Representatives to The Professional Standard World Championships
· 2008; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 United States Professional 10-dance Finalists
· La Classique Du Quebec 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Professional Standard Finalists and Latin Finalists
· 2010 Vegas Showdown Open Professional Latin Finalists
· 2011 Vegas Open Dance Sort Championships Professional Standard Finalists
· 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Mexico Open Professional Standard Finalists
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- Owner of Todos Dance & Fitness Studio
- Director of American Dancesport Festival
- 2008 Adult Standard World Cup semi finalist
- 2009-2011 Undefeated U.S Adult Standard National Champion
- 2013 United Kingdom Professional Rising star finalists
- 2013 World Professional Standard Semi Finalists
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Katya Cooper was born in Russia, where she started her ballroom training at the early age of four . She has competed and won Latin, Standard, and Ten Dance Ballroom events.
Katya came to the United States to further pursue her career as a ballroom instructor/competitor. Katya and her partner Anton Sidorov became Midwest Latin and Standard champions. They also won in the Standard at the United Dancesport Championship 2010, Orlando. They placed 4th in the Smooth at USA National Championships 2013.
In 2013 Katya and Anton made it to the Las Vegas round at America's Got Talent.
Katya began teaching at the age of 14 in Russia.
In 2010 she founded competitive kids’ team Atlanta Elite in Atlanta, GA. Since 2012, her students have placed top three in Nationals Championships.
One of her couples was honored to represent the United States Juvenile Team at Blackpool Dance Competition in 2012 in the UK.
In 2016 Katya opened Ballroom Impact Atlanta dance studio. She currently teaches all ages and skill levels of ballroom dancing.