Sasha and Olga Bylim – Coaches

Sasha and Olga Bylim moved to the United States from the Ukraine in 1996. During their early dance career, they were Ukrainian Amateur Champions in Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance categories for three consecutive years. They turned professional in 1991 and following the birth of their daughter, Olesya in 1993, they won the Ukrainian Professional Standard Championship later that same year, which they continued to win in ’94 and ’95. During their reign as champions, they represented the Ukraine in European and World Championships. While in the United States, they won a U.S. Rising Star title and went on to become finalists in U.S. Championships.

Both Sasha and Olga have Bachelor Degrees in Education. In 1999 they opened their own Fred Astaire Dance Studio overlooking the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow, New York. While still in their com­petitive role, they were the Fred Astaire National Professional Standard Champions and currently are members of the Fred Astaire National Dance Council.