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I started dancing at the age of 6 and as a child competed in
local, national and international Old Time, Ballroom and
Latin American competitions. Linda and I met on the
competition circuit, partnered each other in 1982 and
married in 1984.
I started dancing at the age of 5 with the ISTD at a school in
Worcester Park. After completing my medals I decided that
I wanted to compete, and commenced competitive dancing
Together we won a number of significant Ballroom and
Latin American events, including the prestigious London
Cup. We were Ballroom and Latin American British Team
members. We turned professional in 1992 qualifying as
teachers with the ISTD in 1993/4. In 1996 Linda turned full
time professional followed by John in 2004.
I started dancing at the age of 5 and have competed on the
open circuit since 2005. I was ranked no.1 in the country in
both Ballroom & Latin in both Juvenile and Junior age
groups. I was British National Junior Ballroom Champion in
2009, and represented England many times both here and
abroad. My Ukrainian partner and wife, Nika, and I are
winners of the British National, Closed UK, Embassy Ball
(USA), Galaxy & Europa Imperial, British Open and World
Youth Ballroom championships.
In addition to competing internationally, I am part way
through working for a PhD in Mathematics at Surrey
I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine, and moved to the UK in
2013 to study for my 'A' levels and partner with Michael.
We have a very successful partnership which became a
partnership for life when we were married on 9th August
In addition to competing internationally, I am in my final
year of a Business Management Degree at Kingston
I danced competitively as a child and adult, and with my
Dutch partner represented the Netherlands.
Tracey (Qualified Student Teacher), Julia (student)
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