Kristina most known to the public for her 8 years appearance as a professional dancer and choreographer on BBC1 TV show “Strictly Come Dancing”. She started dance and drama lessons at the age of 7 and has an impressive dance background, having studied Ballet, Salsa, Mambo, American Rhythm, American Smooth, Ballroom and Latin. This extensive knowledge alongside her natural talent and flair for dance saw her become one of the world’s most accomplished performers at the peak of her competitive career ranking in top 12 in the world in the Professional Latin division.
Since retiring from competition, Kristina has carved a name for herself after appearances on the ‘Dancing with The Stars’ Tour in 2007, and it wasn’t long until she was lured to the UK to join the TV phenomenon of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The UK have grown to love her choreography and well composed routines for both her fellow Professionals and learning Celebrities.
With a diverse range of previous partners on the show, she has managed transform these contestants into polished performers in the ballroom, thanks to her exceptional teaching abilities and choreography masterpieces.
Kristina now wants to use this wealth of experience which will ultimately provide her with the perfect platform to utilise her knowledge and create the ‘’Bespoke Ballroom’’ kids drama and dance academy in her home town Northampton.
Kristina started teaching at the age of 16 and feels that working with children to this day is the most rewarding experience of all. Having studied numerous styles of dance back in Russia from Ballet to Ballroom she understand how important it is to give well-rounded education in performing arts. Her personal journey through drama school made the biggest impact on to her performing skills, this is why she is offering not just dance classes but also drama, musical theatre and singing to her students.
Kristina’s vision is to give all children a personal approach whether they want to compete around the country, take exams or just have some fun with their friends. Most importantly she would like to create a happy place where they can be themselves.
For classes and bookings please visit https://www.sooyoga.com/kids-academy