Igori Bogatiriov & Yuliya Jung – Owners, Professional Instructors

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Doylestown
Co-Owners and Instructors of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Doylestown
With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2009

 

 

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.” – Constanze

Bio:

Igori started his dance career at the age of 5. He toured the world as part of internationally famous dancesport club “Codreanca” from the Republic of Moldova. Together with his teammates, Igori became two-time WDSF World Champion and four-time WDSF European Champion. As a part of his professional ballroom dance training, Igori received extensive ballet, choreography, jazz, and physical strength preparation. He reached the level of International classification in Ballroom and Latin and earned the title of International Master of Sport in Dancesport.

Igori was a Finalist in numerous International Dance Sport Competitions (WDSF-IDSF) across Europe including the Mannheim, Germany WDSF Open; Alassio, Italy WDSF Open; Antwerp, Belgium WDSF Open; Paris WDSF Open; Moscow WDSF Open, and many other prestigious competitions. He taught dance in Moldova for many years, working with both children and
adults. His students earned the highest awards in dance competitions. After managing the largest dance studio in his home country of Moldova, Igori brought his unique style to South Korea where he met his wife, Yuliya Jung, for many years prior to coming to the United States.

In May of 2009 Igori joined the Fred Astaire team in Syracuse, NY.  He participated in advanced- level professional dance competitions and as an advanced-level ballroom dance instructor with his students in International and American Styles.

Since August 2015, Igori and his wife, Yuliya, have been co-owners and professional dance instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Doylestown, PA. Igori’s students adore his unique teaching style and charisma. He finds his inspiration in traveling. His favorite dance is Rumba. To him, the best thing about teaching and dancing is seeing happy faces!

Yuliya started her dancing journey at the age of 3 in Seoul, South Korea. She was always intrigued by the variety of dancing styles. She pursued her dance career in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, and K-Pop. This knowledge and experience in various dancing styles gave her diversity in dancing language. Moreover, Yuliya took up rhythmic gymnastics as her hobby, to further expand her dance expertise. To get into the very depth of each dance style, choreography, performing arts, teaching, and everything connected to dance, Yuliya graduated from Korean University, majoring in dance.

Upon graduation, Yuliya became a part of the most exciting and significant dance performances throughout the year, traveling all around South Korea. She was a part of the 2002 World Cup Opening Ceremony performance, the “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” musical, World Expo performances, and team performances in Samsung Everland Park for three years. Yuliya took part in a variety of television programs and opening ceremonies as a professional dancer. In addition, she has taught professional classes specializing in K-pop to people of all ages.

In 2013 Yuliya won the Silver Medal at the Fred Astaire National Championship in Orlando, FL, and a Silver Medal at the Northeast Dancesport Championships in Whippany, NJ. Yuliya’s favorite ballroom dance is Rumba. Music is her inspiration. She says that the best thing about teaching and dancing is being able to express emotions through body movement.

Owners, Professional Instructors