Directors

NIKA

International Academy of Ballroom and Latin Dance

 

T H E B A L L R O O M, L L C

 

OUR DIRECTORS

 

Elena Zakharova

 

Elena is a dance teacher and competition adjudicator since 1976. Currently specializing in high level competitive Ballroom for all ages as well as young dancers development. She was a member of The Board of Chairmen of Russian DanceSport Federation in 2000-2006 and the organizer/co-organizer of many competitions including Russian National Championships in 1995 and 1997. She coaches multiple Russian, US and European champions and finalists, who she has trained since their very first steps in Ballroom dancing. Elena is only coaching active competitors and young pre-ballroom dancers.

 

Ekaterina Zakharoff

 

Ekaterina has been a Latin dance teacher for 20 years and is a World Dance Council Adjudicator in Ballroom and Latin dance. She has had an extensive competitive career, participating in over 1,000 competitions world-wide in the span of 25 years. Ekaterina is a US National, US, UK and British Open Professional Rising Star finalist, as well as a World Cup professional Latin finalist.

She retired at the top of her competitive career placing 22nd among all the Professional Latin dancers in the World Ranking list.

Ekaterina has choreographed several performances on TV shows "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Got Talent".

She has published articles for magazines, such as “Dance Beat”.

Ekaterina is only coaching active competitors and also offers an online consultation.

For more information on Ekaterina please check her personal website at www.EkaterinaZakharoff.com.