Ecaterina’s passion for dancing began at the age of 12 in the Republic of Moldova. Ecaterina competed extensively and held numerous European titles including Moldavian National Champion. In 2010 she moved to the USA to continue her career in ballroom dancing. In 2016 Ecaterina broke the national record for the most lessons taught in one week and was named Top Teacher of Year. Along with her partner, Alexander Konovalov, she won numerous titles as Fred Astaire American Smooth and Rhythm Regional Champions and National Finalists. Ecaterina has an extensive background with over 20 years of International Latin and Standard experience, and she always inspires students to reach above their goals and become the dancer they aspire to be.