ABOUT

Denys Drozdyuk

Denys Drozdyuk started dancing at the age of 4 in Ukraine. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the world famous Juilliard School in New York which he attended on a full scholarship and a Master of Arts Degree in Dance Education from New York University. Denys is the first ever and the only Ballroom Dancer that has been accepted to the Juilliard School. 

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Antonina Skobina

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Antonina Skobina was born in Ukraine. Since the age of seven, she has been receiving the best ballroom dance training in Ukraine, Germany, England, and United States. She is a 2-Time US National Amateur Latin Champion, as well as a 2011 Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Winner. She is also a 2-Time World Championships Finalist. Apart from dancing, Antonina has a great passion for acting and she is a proud graduate of the prominent New York Film Academy. 

Some of Denys' additional achievements include:

  • Ballrom Dancer on NBC's World of Dance

  • So You Think You Can Dance Canada Winner

  • 3-Time World 10-Dance Champion

  • 2-Time USA National Latin Champion

  • NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Artist

  • Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Champion

  • World Championships Latin Finalist 

  • 7-Time German National Champion

  • 3-Time Canadian National Champion

  • Ohio Star Ball Winner

  • Guest Artist at Youth America Grand Prix Galas

  • Guest Artist with Stars of American Ballet

  • Guest Artist at the International Ballet Havana Festival "Alicia Alonso"

  • Guest Artist at the Dance Open Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Guest Artist at the Gala de Danza in Cabo, Mexico

  • Guest Artist at the Theater Dortmund Gala in Dortmund, Germany

  • Guest Artist at the World Ballet Competition Gala in Florida

  • Starred in a Tumi/Tribeca short film "The Perfect Journey"

Some of Antonina's achievements include:

  • Ballrom Dancer on NBC's World of Dance

  • 2-Time USA National Latin Champion

  • 2-Time World Championship Finalist

  • NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Artist

  • Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Champion

  • Ohio Star Ball Winner

  • Guest Artist at Youth America Grand Prix Galas

  • Guest Artist at Gala de Danza Galas

  • Guest Artist with Stars of American Ballet

  • Guest Artist at the International Ballet Havana Festival "Alicia Alonso"

  • Guest Artist at the Capezio Awards Gala

  • Guest Artist at the Evening with the Stars Gala in Indianapolis

  • Starred in a Tumi/Tribeca short film "The Perfect Journey"

  • Word of Dance Tour in North America

DNA - Denys & Antonina

Denys and Antonina have been dancing together since 2006. They are known as DNA - a name under which they participate on NBC's TV show "World of Dance" on Season 1 and Season 2. They are also 2-Time US National Latin Champions, World Championship Finalists as well as the winners of all major ballroom dance competitions in the United States. They are the first ever American couple to win the Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Championship in Blackpool, England, which is the most prestigious ballroom dance competition in the world.  

 

Denys and Antonina also actively participate in concert dance productions, film productions, Galas, Shows, and Theatre productions all over the world. They have toured Nationally as featured Artists with the World of Dance Live Tour, Ballroom Production of Dancing Pros Live as well as with a Ballroom Theatre production of They Called it Rock. They have appeared as Guest Artists on such prestigious stages as David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center and have also performed as guest artists at numerous Youth America Grand Prix Galas, Gala de Danza Galas, and other Galas including International Ballet Havana Festival "Alicia Alonso", Capezio Anniversary Awards GalaIndianapolis City Ballet Gala, CityDance Gala, Dance Against Cancer Gala,  CTFD Galas, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, and other notable events. They also frequently perform as part of the "Stars of American Ballet" Troupe in various cities in USA and Internationally. 

Denys and Antonina are known for their unique fusion show dance performances where they incorporate numerous dance styles such as Ballroom, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and other styles. 

 

Denys and Antonina have dedicated their lives to dance and hope that their art will inspire audiences everywhere. 

Some of their Prestigious Performances Include:

  • NBC's World of Dance Season 1 and Season 2

  • NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Artists

  • Youth America Grand Prix Gala at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center, New York

  • Dance Legends Gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York

  • International Ballet Havana Festival "Alicia Alonso"

  • Capezio Dance Awards Gala

  • Gala de Danza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • Guest Artists with the "Stars of American Ballet" Troupe

  • Career Transition for Dancers Gala in New York

  • World Amateur Super Stars Showcase in Hong Kong

  • Youth America Grand Prix Gala at the Straz Center for the Performing Arst in Tampa, Florida

  • They have also performed as special guests on So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine Television Show in front of 7 million television viewers.

  • Evening with the Stars Gala organized by the Indianapolis City Ballet

  • DreamScape Gala in Washington D.C.

  • Dance Against Cancer Gala in New York

  • World of Dance Tour in North America

  • World of Dance Conventions throughout USA

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