Born into a dancing family, Irina began nurturing her passion for dance at the young age of 6 in Odessa, Ukraine. As a child, she moved to New York and continued to dance, train, and compete under some of the top coaches in the country. Early on in her career, she became a strong competitor as a professional in the International Latin division where she earned a number of championship titles with her partner, while also coaching her students to a successful level and high achievements. Irina’s contribution to the dance community is unmatched and her dedication to her students is inspiring. Irina takes great pride in her students and their achievements. She has cultivated a talented group of individuals serving as a premier coach and mentor to numerous junior, adult amateur, and professional couples. With 28 years of dance experience, 20 years of teaching adults and children, and 17 years of studio ownership, Irina has become a highly respected coach, mentor, and competitor to dancers of all ages and levels. As co-owner of the studio, she hopes to extend her love of dance into your heart and home as well.