Alex started dancing at the age of 10. For the next 17 years he competed throughout Europe in the Latin and Standard programs of dance. When the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened in Russia Alex trained and managed many of the new teachers, until he came to the Glastonbury in 2012. Since then Alex has been a finalist in over 90 regional and national competitions in the Smooth and Rhythm styles. With his partner, Ecaterina Liubenco, he held numerous titles such as Eastern US Nine Dance Champions, Washington Open Smooth and Rhythm Champions, Commonwealth Classic Smooth Champions, Dancing A La Carte Rhythm Champions, and Fred Astaire New England Smooth and Rhythm Champions. As well as being a tremendous dancer, Alex holds an engineering degree and is an avid photographer. He loves teaching because he is able to help his students accomplish their goals and find happiness through dance.