Staff

Ballroom Dance Owners Martin and Gina

Martin & Gina Goethche – Owners and Directors

Born in Denmark, Martin began ballroom dance instruction at the age of three. He danced in amateur competitions before he was ten years old, and was a finalist in all the major Danish Dance Sport Championships in the children, junior and youth classes.

Gina comes from Munich, Germany and started to dance at the age of fifteen. She competed very successfully at the amateur level with several partners and was the German Champion in the Latin American dances (A-level).

In 1990, Martin and Gina began their partnership as competitive ballrooms dancers. Their titles include the Danish 10-Dance Champions and Austrian Latin and 10-Dance Champions. Martin and Gina were also finalists in the World and European 10-Dance Championships and in the World Latin Showcase Championships.

Manuel Trillo – Ballroom Dance Instructor

ballroom dance instructorManuel is our newest team member.

Being a native from Spain he is of course a specialist in all Latin American Dances like Merengue, Bachatta and Salsa but being an active professional competitor himself he is also an expert in International Latin and Standard. With his partner Anastasia he was a semi-finalist at the Ten Dance World Championship 2013. Manuel has been a well-known TV-Star in Spain and he has been working as a professional dance instructor for 13 years. He is looking forward to use his great knowledge in USA.

Anastasia Zhitova – Ballroom Dance Instructor

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Anastasia was born in Sibiria. Both her parents are dance instructors so of course she started to dance before she could walk. She had various partners in Russia, Slovenia and Italy before she decided to team up with Manuel Trillo and moved to Spain in 2011. Together they had a very impressive dance career throughout Europe competing in both International Standard, Latin & Ten Dance. Now Anastasia is looking forward to compete with Manuel for USA and after having been to 4 different countries before, she is hoping that USA will become her final home to stay.

Anna Belyavtseva – Ballroom Dance Instructor

Manuel and Anna_StandardFollowing her dreams and passion to dance Anna has moved to US in June 2015 to represent USA as Professional dancer in 10 Dance (International Latin and Standard) and Show-Dance Division together with Manuel Trillo.

Originally from Moscow, Anna has a strong international background having danced with the strongest couples in Europe as an amateur and then later as professional in World Dance Council Division.
Anna was finalist of many international competitions in Russia and Europe; Bronze Champion of the Republic of Azerbaijan and semi-finalist of the prestigious Autumn Cup in Russia in International Latin Professional Division. In 2015 Anna was participating in the famous TV-Program Dancing with the Stars in Russia.

Anna speaks four languages (English, Spanish, German and Russian). Before moving to US she both worked and lived in Germany and Switzerland and has traveled around the world extensively.