Octavian is originally from the Chisinau in the Republic of Moldova and started dancing at the age of ten. He has been competing internationally for over twenty years. By the young age of twelve, he was already a finalist and highly appreciated specialist at competitions. He began traveling the world as part of the prestigious formation team “Condreanca” where he was a member for fourteen years. While part of the team they were three time World Champions and five time European Champions. Some of his individual achievements include three time Moldavian National Champion in Ballroom & Latin Dance, third place European Cup Ten Dance in 2004 as well as being ranked thirteenth in the world for International Standard. He received a three year scholarship from the Chisinau administration for his great results in Dancesport and was awarded the title of International Master of Sport in 2002. He came to the United States in 2013 and has been at the Syracuse studio since.