Strahinja Lackovic was born in Serbia and emigrated to New York in his mid twenties. He met his partner, Irina Fedosova, while they were teaching at the same studio. In 2015, they both moved down to Florida to pursue teaching positions at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Naples. Due to their success as instructors, they quickly moved up the ranks and, in May 2016, purchased the studio and have been growing it ever since. Strahinja is one of the top male instructors in the region.