“A vivacious and fun lady of the dance floor is what will first greet you when you meet our highly qualified and experienced Olya.  With a wealth of experience in her own competitive career, Olya’s training started at a young age in the beautiful country of Russia.  Years later and teaming up with an already successful partner, Richard, she has to date won numerous national titles as well as representing New Zealand around the globe.  No matter how big or small your goals may be, you will enjoy Olya’s personality and skills as she teachers you the art of dance.” – Karen Hardy.

Olya’s Biography:

Richard and Olya have both started on their dancing journeys as juveniles, Richard in New Zealand and Olya in Russia. They both had very successful dance careers. Richard won numerous juvenile, junior and amateur adult national and South Pacific titles. Olya made most finals as junior and placed 3rd at the International Youth Open Championships in Moscow (Spartak Cup).

Richard and Olya are the licentiate qualified dance professionals and international adjudicators. They have joined forces in March 2012 and as a partnership had some of the following highlights:

  • Twice New Zealand Professional National Ballroom Champions;
  • Ranked as a number 1 Ballroom Professionals in New Zealand;
  • Multiple New Zealand Ballroom and Latin representatives at the Asia Pacific Championships, Japan;
  • Semi-finalists at the Asia Pacific Professional Ballroom Championships, Japan;
  • Semi-finalists at the Open Professional Latin Galaxy Masters, Japan;
  • New Zealand Ballroom representatives at the World Professional Ballroom Championships, USA.
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