Ilya started ballroom dancing in 1992 in Russia. He has continued his dance career up to this day dancing and coaching in a formation team named “Impulse”. He has participated and competed in all different types of events and competitions, local, regional, national and international. Ilya studied in the Academy of Arts and Culture of Chelyabinsk, Russia and his major was choreography. Ilya is very excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the United States, right here at Fred Astaire Princeton!