News Entry: November 6, 2018

DNA Perform for World Promotions in Orlando

Denys and Antonina had the honor to perform at the World Promotions Inc. event in Orlando, Florida.

On the first day they performed for kids and Youth and were extremely happy to be able to share with the new generation some words of advice. 

On the second day DNA performed during an elegant evening celebration. The atmosphere was fantastic and the audience was most welcoming. 

For more information about World Promotions Inc. Events please click on their web address below:

https://www.worldpromotionsinc.com

News Entry: November 2, 2018

DNA First Time in Cuba

Bucket list destination - Visited. 

DNA traveled to Havana, Cuba, as a part of the Stars of American Ballet Company for the 26th International Havana Ballet Festival "Alicia Alonso" - which is one the most prestigious Ballet Festival in the world. This Festival happens only once every two years and is organized by the Cuban Government. 

DNA were thrilled to perform for the Cuban audience and to experience the Cuban culture. 

News Entry: October 13, 2018

Denys and Antonina at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England

On October 11th, 2018 Denys and Antonina successfully competed at the historic Royal Albert Hall at the International Championships in London, United Kingdom. 

They are very grateful to their sponsors and supporters for supporting them on their journey.  

News Entry: October 4, 2018

DNA Perform at the Dance Options All-Stars Showcase in London, England  

Denys and Antonina performed at the 25th Anniversary of the Dance Options All Stars Showcase in London, England.

 

Dance Options is one of the most renowned Ballroom Dance studios in the World and only the Best Dancers receive an invitation to perform at the Showcase. 

Denys and Antonina were very honored to receive such an invitation and to perform at such a prestigious event.

 

The entire evening had a superb atmosphere and it was an amazing experience for Denys and Antonina to have performed there.

News Entry: August 22, 2018

DNA Perform Once again in Argentina 

After their successful performance in Argentina in 2017, Denys and Antonina were invited back once again to showcase their skill and artistry. 

They performed as guest artists at the "South American Open" Championships - which is the biggest and most prestigious Ballroom Dance Event in South America and is organized by World Promotions. 

News Entry: August 6, 2018

DNA Join Stars of American Ballet 

Denys and Antonina were invited to join the Stars of American Ballet Troupe for their Santa Fe performances. 

It was a huge honor to perform alongside the best dancers from today's American ballet scene. The performances were a huge success.

Denys and Antonina also took the time to tour the town of Santa Fe and really enjoyed its many artistic shops and restaurants. 

News Entry: July 10, 2018

"Tres Hombres" perform at the prestigious Theater Dortmund Gala in Germany

Riding the wave of success that "Tres Hombres" has experienced, the Trio with Daniel, Joseph, and Denys performed at the prestigious Theater Dortmund Gala in Dortmund, Germany. 

The excellent and appreciative German audience gave a very warm welcome to the Trio from the United States of America. 

News Entry: June 17, 2018

"Tres Hombres" perform at the World Ballet Competition

"Tres Hombres" performed at the prestigious World Ballet Competition (WBC) Gala in Florida. 

Instead of Lex Ishimoto, this time Joseph Michael Gatti - an International Ballet Stars - was the third dancer in the Trio. 

Yet again, the performance was a great success. 

News Entry: June 10, 2018

Denys at the Sidanse Convention in Canada

Denys was invited to judge, teach, and perform at the very special Sidanse Convention and Gala in Canada.

 

This Convention gathers a lot of young talent from the area and it was a great honor to act as their mentor. 

News Entry: May 8, 2018

DNA at Capezio's 130th Anniversary Gala

On May 14th, 2018 the Dance Community celebrated Capezio's 130th Anniversary in Las Vegas. 

The Anniversary Gala event was hosted by Nygel Lythgoe and brought dancers and legends from various dance genres to celebrate the iconic brand. Some famous personalities that were celebrated were Debbie Allen, Mr. Wiggles, Wendy Whelan, David Parsons, etc.  

Denys and Antonina were very honored to perform among such a distinguished group of artists.  

News Entry: May 8, 2018

DNA Perform at the Dance Against Cancer Gala

DNA took part once again in the Dance Against Cancer Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York, which was organized by Daniel Ulbricht. 

DNA performed together their famous number "Rolling" and as well Denys performed the "Tres Hombres" Trio. Since Lex Ishimoto could not make it due to scheduling conflicts, his part was danced by Jeffrey Cirio, who is the principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theater. 

News Entry: April 20, 2018

"Tres Hombres" Debut at Lincoln Center

Right after a huge success at the Dance Open Gala in St. Petersburg, Russia, Daniel, Lex, and Denys premiered  "Tres Hombres" Trio at the Lincoln Center in New York during the YAGP's "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala. 

Their performance was yet again a huge success and received great reviews. YAGP's Gala at the Lincoln Center is one of the most prestigious dance events of the year in New York. 

News Entry: April 18, 2018

Dance Open Gala in St. Petersburg, Russia

"Tres Hombres" Trio - Daniel Ulbricht, Lex Ishimoto, and Denys Drozdyuk traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to perform at the largest Ballet Festival in Russia which is called "Dance Open". 

Performing alongside stars from the most notable Ballet and Contemporary companies in the World including Mariinsky Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, etc., the "Tres Hombres" Trio won the "People's Choice Award" which is considered to be the most prestigious prize of the festival. 

Denys, Daniel, and Lex were completely stunned by this accomplishment and recognition 

News Entry: March 20, 2018

3 World Premiers at Gala De Danza 2018

It was DNA's 4th time participating in the magical Gala de Danza in Cabo, Mexico. Gala de Danza is a place where World's best artists across all disciplines including Opera, Dance, Music, come together to deliver one of the most spectacular performances.

 

At this Gala DNA presented 3 World Premiers. 

 

The first World Premiere was of "Tres Hombres" - a piece especially commissioned by Christina Lyon for Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet Principal), Lex Ishimoto (SYTYCD Winner), and Denys Drozdyuk (World Ballroom Champion). It was the first time ever that dancers from three different disciplines came together and created a unique Trio. The performance was a raving success and a total hit. 

Second World Premiere was a "Paso Double" piece created for a 15 year old YAGP Winner Enrique Bejarano, which was choreographed by Denys Drozdyuk.

The third World Premiere was a Solo danced by Antonina Skobina to the singing of the legendary opera artist Denyce Graves, who sang "Habanera"from an iconic Opera "Carmen". The solo was choreographed by Denys Drozdyuk. 

News Entry: December 11, 2017

Last competition of 2017 in Paris, France

Denys and Antonina traveled to Paris, France, to compete at the World Championships and to do their last competition of the Season. 

They hit the floor with their unique style, choreography, and exhilarating energy. 

The competition was a success and a great finish to a competitive season. 

Now bring on Christmas and New Year! 

Photo by: Serge Kolmykov

News Entry: December 3, 2017

DNA perform at World of Dance New York

DNA debut their new exhilarating Samba Show Fusion dance routine at the World of Dance Event in Queens, New York. 

DNA were the Headliners at this prestigious event and represented Ballroom Dance with style and joy.  

News Entry: November 27, 2017

DNA Take Part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC

Denys and Antonina were honored to be asked to participate in the Legendary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC which was watched by Millions of viewers. 

DNA were featured as the only Ballroom Duo in the Parade's Opening Number which was Choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo. 

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the American culture and it was a milestone in DNA's career to be a part of this great celebration. 

News Entry: November 2, 2017

DNA perform at the Career Transition for Dancers Gala

DNA perform at the prestigious Career Transition for Dancers Gala which happens annually in the heart of New York City. 

Artistic creme de la creme gathers on this evening to support and donate funds to the charitable organization "Career Transition for Dancers". This organization supports and helps dancers as they transition from being professional dancers to a different career. 

On this evening Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas, Carrie Ann Inaba, Kelly Ripa, Bebe Neuwirth, and many others were among the honorary guests. Also many dancers, singers, and broadway stars were present or performed on this evening. 

 

Also the legendary actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was awarded with the Actor's Fund Career Transition for Dancers Award. 

Denys and Antonina performed right after and closed the evening with a Bang! 

News Entry: October 31, 2017

World of Dance Live Tour across North America

DNA travels with the dancers from NBC's World of Dance show across North America in the first ever World of Dance Live Tour. 

Every day they traveled to a new city and wowed the audiences with their skills and artistry. 

The entire production was an immense success and all the cast loved meeting World of Dance fans of every age. 

AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

The cast of World of Dance Live Tour: SuperCrew, Elektrobotz, Mihacevish Sisters, Eva Igo, Diana Pombo, Luka & Jenalyn, and DNA. 

News Entry: August 20, 2017

DNA take Argentina by Storm!

DNA traveled for the first time to Buenos Aires, Argentina to headline a show at the South American Open Championships. 

The event was attended by dancers from all over South America including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina.

DNA performed their show dances and wowed the crowd with their show stopping routines, energy, and power. 

The event was organized by World Promotions Inc. 

News Entry: August 12, 2017

DNA join the first ever World of Dance Live Tour

DNA joined the first ever World of Dance Live Tour with the other dancers from NBC's World of Dance. The cast included such acts as The LAB, Luka and Jenalyn, Eva Igo, and Mihacevich Sisters. 

 

One of the first stops was the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. Thousands of people showed up to watch the performances and the energy was just amazing. 

News Entry: July 23, 2017

DNA Headline at World of Dance Finals in Los Angeles

DNA brought Ballroom glam and glitz to the World of Dance Finals in Los Angeles on July 22, 2018. 

They were the Headliners and performed Jive Fusion to the legendary song by Tina Turner "Proud Mary". 

News Entry: June 16, 2017

DNA on NBC's "World of Dance"!!!

"DNA came to Play" - Derek Hough

"This is what Ballroom should look like" - Jennifer Lopez

"This is the sexiest Waltz I have ever seen" - Ne-Yo

In the 3rd episode of World of Dance on NBC, America got to meet DNA and learn about their magical story of how they found each other and established a successful dance and life partnership. 

DNA were the only Ballroom Dancers from around the World who were selected into the Uppers Division of the competition. They performed a stunning fusion of Viennese Waltz and Contemporary to a very powerful song by Major Lazor called "Powerful". Their performance was met with an incredible reaction from the audience that was chanting "D-N-A" for a few minutes.  

It was an incredible feeling to perform on the World of Dance stage in front of such celebrity star judges as Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough. 

News Entry: May 29, 2017

Denys and Antonina starring in a short Film at TRIBECA Film Festival

Denys and Antonina starred in a short film "The Perfect Journey" directed by an award winning film director Minos Papas in collaboration with TUMI that was premiered at the TRIBECA Film Festival 2017 in New York City. 

The film was shot in beautiful Mexico where Denys and Antonina traveled to a local school in small town El Sargento, and performed Ballroom Dance for the children that have never seen live dance performance before. 

The reaction of the children has been astounding and incredibly rewarding. In this short film you can clearly see what a powerful art form is Dance and how Dance connects people, breaks language barriers, racial barriers, and how it just unifies human beings in a very beautiful and special way.

 

Thank you Mexico for a warm reception and unforgettable memories!  

News Entry: June 4, 2017

Denys and Antonina have a fabulous performance at the Blackpool Dance Festival!

Denys and Antonina had a stellar performance at the Blackpool Dance Festival 2017, delivering a great performance from the very first round. They had an incredible audience support. 

Thank you so much to everyone who supported them! A big thank you to NIKA Couture for sponsoring such wonderful costumes! It looked beautiful on the floor! And thank you as always to Supadance for the amazing and high quality shoes and to DanceCos for the tanning products. 

News Entry: May 26, 2017

Denys and Antonina Perform at the Blackpool Dance Festival Competitors Commission Showcase! 

Denys and Antonina were very honored to perform at the Competitors Commission at the Historic Spanish Hall at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, United Kingdom during the Blackpool Dance Festival.

Blackpool Dance Festival is known as the Olympics of Ballroom Dance and the Competitors Commission event is an annual showcase of the best ballroom dancers in the industry.

 

Denys and Antonina opened the show with their spectacular Paso Doble and wowed the crowd with amazing energy, passion, choreography, and stunning costumes. 

The event took place on May 25, 2017 in Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Photo by Frederic Jennessen

News Entry: May 12, 2017

DNA Performs at the Dance Against Cancer Gala in New York!

All the dancers who supported Dance Against Cancer Gala 2017 

On May 8th, 2017 DNA was privileged to perform at the 7th Annual Dance Against Cancer Gala in New York. 

Dance Against Cancer is organized by Erin Fogarty and New York City Ballet Principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht. Dance Against Cancer closely works with American Cancer Society and all the proceeds from the Gala go to the American Cancer Society organization to help find a cure against the terrible disease. Remarkably in just 7 years, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $1 million for the American Cancer Society. 

Denys and Antonina were the first ever Ballroom Dancers to be invited to perform in this very honorable and life changing Gala. They shared the stage with superstars of ballet from such renowned companies as New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Broadway Dance Lab, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Ballet Met. 

It was a remarkable feeling for DNA to feel the power of Artists coming together to make a contribution to a world wide issue. Art is Power. 

News Entry: May 10, 2017

DNA Performs for City Dance's DreamScape Gala in Washington 

On May 6th, 2017 DNA performed at the historic Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C. for CityDance DREAMSCAPE Gala, hosted by the legendary Debbie Allen. 

CityDance Dream is a nationally recognized after school program that provides dance training, performance opportunities, academic services, and college readiness to students from underserved communities at schools and community sites across the nation's capital. 

CityDance DREAMSCAPE is an annual Gala with a wonderful and life changing cause, benefiting underprivileged children.

 

Denys and Antonina were the first ever Ballroom Dancers to perform at this prestigious event, sharing the stage with some of the nation's biggest ballet and contemporary dance stars. 

Thank you CityDance for a warm reception! - DNA

News Entry: April 8, 2017

DNA performing at the World of Dance Tour in LA

DNA performed a sizzling Ballroom Dance Medley to legendary Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal on the World of Dance Tour in Los Angeles on April 1, 2017. 

World of Dance is one of the largest Urban Dance communities in the world. They have a worldwide following and organize events and conventions all of the world. 

DNA performed for the first time for the WOD community and represented Ballroom Dance. They tremendously enjoyed performing in a different dance setting and sharing their craft and style of dance with the Urban dance community. 

Thank you WOD!!! 

Check out the video from WOD LA Tour in the video section or see it on Youtube by clicking HERE

News Entry: April 1, 2017

NBC's New Hit TV Show "WORLD OF DANCE"

Denys and Antonina will be competing on NBC's new TV Show "World of Dance" produced by Jennifer Lopez. Thousands of dancers have auditioned and only 45 acts were chosen for the show. 

 

Denys and Antonina will compete as "DNA" and will represent Ballroom Dancing. The show is set to premiere on May 30, 2017 on NBC at 10pm Eastern Time. 

Denys and Antonina are very excited for this amazing new journey and cannot wait to share their artistry with the viewers. 

Watch out for DNA! 

Photo by Marius Bugge

News Entry: March 6, 2017

The Unparalleled Gala De Danza 2017!!!

Denys and Antonina were once again invited as Guest Artists to perform at the sensational and unparalleled Gala de Danza, founded by the visionary Christina Lyon. 

This year's Gala was the 5th anniversary of this magnificent production and it took it to unbelievable new heights. The Gala was organized in Mexico's most luxurious hotel "Mar Adentro" which was created by a visionary architect Miguel Aragonez. 

The Gala brought together the World's biggest Ballet stars, Opera singers, Musicians, Parkour artists, Breakdancers, Youth Prodigies, and all of the performances took place on a custom built stage overlooking the Pacific Ocean and literally under the stars. 

Denys and Antonina represented Ballroom Dance at this magnificent event. It was a true honor for them and an experience of a lifetime. 

Thank you to Christina Lyon for creating something so meaningful, unique, and magical. 

Photo by Nicole Reineman

News Entry: March 1, 2017

New Exciting Collaboration with NIKA Couture NYC

Denys and Antonina are excited to announce that they will be representing NIKA Couture. 

NIKA Couture is a new Brand that creates a high quality Ballroom Dance Competition costumes, practice wear, evening wear. The company is based in New York City. 

Watch out for more great looks!

To find out more about NIKA Couture please visit their website at:

www.nikacouture.com

Photo by Sinnerman Photography

News Entry: December 10, 2016

Denys and Antonina are World Championship Finalists 2016

On December 2 2016, Denys and Antonina competed at the WDC World Championships in Paris, France. It was a very tough competition with many competitors from all over the World. 

Denys and Antonina were the highest ranked US couple at this prestigious event by placing 5th in the Final.

 

It is a very significant achievement for them as Denys and Antonina believe in No Politics in Ballroom Dancing #nopoliticsinballroomdance and follow a very honest and sincere path in their dancing and solely rely on their hard work, dedication, and faith to get there. 

There is a clear idea in the ballroom dancing world that it is impossible to achieve great results without politics. But Denys and Antonina wholeheartedly believe that you can achieve high results by following an honest path. 

News Entry: March 1, 2016

Dancing Pros Live Performance at the Avalon Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada! 

Denys and Antonina have joined the cast of Dancing Pros Live for 13 performances at the Avalaon Theatre at the Niagara Falls, Canada once again. 

 

This one of a kind production involves Ballroom Dance champions, So You Think You Can Dance Finalists, and Dancing with the Stars professionals, performing all together on one stage live. 

 

The concept of the show is extremely interesting since it incorporates the audience by allowing them through the use of their individual remote controls to choose a couple that their like best. So there is a huge interactive element that is part of the show which makes it so exciting and fun. 

 

Denys and Antonina had a great time with the wonderful cast!!! 

On stage after the last performance.

From left to right: Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Dmitry Demidov, Edyta Sliwinka, Regina Maziarz, Sheryl Burke, Tal Livshitz, Ilana Keselman, Arina Grishanina Alexander Chernositov, Allan Thicke, Denys Drozdyuk, Trenyce, Antonina Skobina, Arthur Adamski, Benji Schweimmer, Genya Shatilova. .

News Entry: January 25, 2016

Great Performance at the UK Open 2016!

Yet another wonderful United Kingdom Open Championships took place in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

 

Antonina and Denys took 9th place in this prestigious championship with more then 200 couples competing from around the world.

 

Antonina wore a fabulous dress designed by her teacher and mentor Gaynor Fairweather M.B.E. and co-designed and made by Harrison Designs from London, England. 

 

Denys and Antonina had an incredible time dancing to the live music of Ross Mitchell and His Orchestra and feel very thankful to the organizers of this fabulous event as well as their teachers Donnie Burns M.B.E., and Gaynor Fariweather M.B.E., for preparing them for this event.. 

 

They are looking forward to dancing there again next year!  

News Entry: December 8, 2015

1st World Championship Final Together in Paris!

After dancing a very successful competition at the Dutch Open Championships, Denys and Antonina were eager to deliver a great performance at these World Championships in Paris. 

 

And so they did! 

 

Denys and Antonina placed 5th at the World Amateur Latin Championships in Paris, France in December 2015!

 

This was a huge success for them as throughout many years they have always kept believing in the power of hard work and sincere and honest approach to dancing. Their 1st World Championship Final together will stay in their hearts forever.

 

Denys and Antonina would like to thank especially their beloved teachers Donnie Burns M.B.E. and Gaynor Fairweather M.B.E., who continually inspire and motivate Denys and Antonina and push them out of their comfort zones. 

 

Special thank you to Harrison Designs for creating a fabulous dress for Antonina.

 

 

News Entry: November 15, 2015

First time at the Dutch Open Championships and Big Success.

This Dutch Open was a very successful one for Denys and Antonina. It was their first time at the Dutch Open and they placed 4th from a tough competition with more then hundred couples.

 

Dutch Open Championships is very famous for it's unique competition approach which includes a three day camp prior the competition. The camp was an exteremely inpiring experience with many Ballroom Experts sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

 

Denys and Antonina thoroughly enjoyed dancing to a fresh and original music and delivered a unique and sincere performance. They chose to go with a simple outfit and concentrated on their dancing, which proved to be a successful decision. 

 

Denys and Antonina are already looking forward to the Dutch Open Championship next year! 

Special thank you to Harrison Designs for Antonina's dress.

News Entry: October 7, 2015

Evening with the Stars Gala 2015 in Indianapolis! 

Every year Indianapolis City Ballet hosts a prestigious "Evening with the Stars" Gala inviting the best dancers from the ballet world. They invite stars from such world renown companies as American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Royal Ballet, etc. 

 

This year Denys and Antonina were invited as special guests to represent the art of Ballroom Dancing. It is a huge honor to be invited as the standards at this event are extremely high. Apart from the passion of ballroom dancing, the ballet audience has a trained eye for aesthetics, beauty of form and line, sincerity, and classicism. 

 

Denys and Antonina put their souls into each number and the audience came back with great feedback. It was a great honor and responsibility to represent Ballroom Dancing inside the Ballet World and Denys and Antonina stood their ground.

 

Evening with the Stars Gala was an extremely inspiring place to be in. Surrounded by humility and hard work ethic of the ballet dancers, Denys and Antonina left uplifted and inspired to keep training and pushing the art of ballroom dancing to new heights. 

 

Thank you to the organizers of this wonderful Gala!!!  

From left to right: Gillian Murphy, Daniel Durrett, Leah Danek, Tyler Hanes, James Whiteside, Evgenia Obratzsova, Vladislav Lantratov, Misa Kuranaga, Daniil Simkin, Denys Drozdyuk, Antonina Skobina, Thepilhus Pilette, Juliette Bosco.  

News Entry: August 4, 2015

Denys and Antonina to perform at the "Bolero & Hot Latin Nights" in Orange County, Los Angeles! 

Denys and Antonina will be performing at the "Bolero and Hot Latin Nights" showcase on August 9, 2015 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. They will be performing together with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the JT & Friends Latin Band Orchestra. This will be a very large performance with over 200+ musicians onstage. 

 

Denys and Antonina are looking very much forward to performing for an audience of over 16,000 people!!! It will be such an exciting event!!! 

 

For Pacific Symphony Latin Nights Information CLICK HERE

News Entry: June 18, 2015

Fabulous Gala de Danza in Cabo San Lucas! 

Gala de Danza is an incredible celebration of dance and art, held annually in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This time it was held on June 13, 2015 at the Pabellon Theatre. Gala de Danza brings together the finest dancers from around the World. Among the artists this year were dancers from Mariinsky, Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre as well as many other great guest artists.

 

Also another legendary musical artist made a special appearance. The Rock Star Sammy Hagar from the legendary group Van Halen did a special number with dancers. This was a very special moment onstage. 

 

Denys and Antonina were very priveldged to perform among the extremely talented and professional dancers and to represent the art of ballroom dancing.

 

The Gala was founded and directed by Ms. Christina Lyon, who is a former American Ballet Theatre dancer. Ms. Christina Lyon is an ardent advocate of dance and art.

 

What is astounding about this Gala is that it is not a one day event. Dancers arrive a few days earlier and follow a scheduled program of sightseeing, relaxing, dining, swimming, and of course rehearsing. By the end of the Gala everyone gets to know each other and becomes friends. 

 

You can learn more about this fabulous event on the website by clicking on the link below.

 

                    www.galadedanza.com

 

At the after party from left to right: Joseph Gatti, Xander Parish, Yury Smekalove, Alexander Saveliev, Kristina Shapran, Timur Askerov, Sergey Gordeev, Denys Drozdyuk, Christina Lyon, Antonina Skobina, Larissa Saveliev, Adiarys Almeida, Daniel Ulbricht, Ashley Boulder, Fabrice Calmels.

News Entry: June 1, 2015

Another Great Performance at the YAGP Indianapolis Gala!

Right after their Blackpool Festival performance, Denys and Antonina headed to Indianapolis to participate in yet another spectacular "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala organized by Youth America Grand Prix Organization, which took place on May 31, 2015 at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. 

 

This Gala has a world wide reputation for inviting the stars of the Ballet World, from such prominent companies as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Mariinsky, Bolshoi Ballet, Momix, Joffrey Theatre, and many more. It is a great honor to be invited to this Gala and Denys and Antonina stood up to this challenge and represented the art of Ballroom Dancing. 

 

 

For more information about Youth America Grand Prix Organization, please visit: http://yagp.org

 

News Entry: May 28, 2015

Enjoying the Blackpool Dance Festival 2015!

Denys and Antonina had another successful year at Blackpool Dance Festival 2015! They thoroughly enjoyed dancing at this most prestigious ballroom dance festival and left a strong imporession on the audience and the judges. 

 

Thank you so much to everyone who supported them! A big thank you to JORDY for sponsoring such a wonderful dress to Antonina! It looked beautiful on the floor! 

 

Carolyn Smith who is an International adjudicator and a world class professional dancer watched closely the competition and wrote reviews about the top couples from the competition. She also wrote a great critique about Denys and Antonina's performance. The review was publisehd on the internet a copy of which is presented below. A big thank you goes out to Carolyn Smith!

News Entry:  April 17, 2015

Denys and Antonina Perform at the YAGP Gala at Lincoln Center!!! 

Denys and Antonina were very honored to be invited to perform at the annual Youth America Grand Prix Gala which took place on April 16, 2015 at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York.

 

This Gala is one of the most prestigious Dance Galas in North America and is often quoted as the highlight of the New York Ballet Season! 

 

It was an amazing experience to perform along side dancers from such distinguished companies as American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and others. 

 

Denys and Antonina had the honor to open the second half of the Gala with their Paso Doble which was choreographed by Donnie Burns M.B.E. and Gaynor Fairweather M.B.E.

 

Denys and Antonina are forever grateful to Gennadi and Larissa Saveliev for inviting them to perform at this hisotric theatre and for giving them an opportunity to show the artistry of ballroom dance to the New York audience. 

News Entry:  February 14, 2015

Back on the Road with Dancing Pros Live Tour! 

From left to right: Denys Drozdyuk, Antonina Skobina, Alan Thicke

In the Green Room after a performance in Virginia Beach.

From left to right: Alexander Chernositov, Arina Grishanina, Paul Barris, Karina Smirnoff, Antonina Skobina, Torri Smith, Oscar Orosco, Benji Schwimmer, Regina Maziarz, Angel Taylor, Michael Mazo, Edyta Sliwinka, Denys Drozdyuk, Dmitry Demidov, Alec Mazo.

News Entry:  January 24, 2015

Great Performance and Result at UK Open 2015 in Bournemouth!!!

UK Open 2015 is one of the largest ballroom dance competition in the world. It takes place annually in January in Bournmeouth, United Kingdom. This year again it was as fabulous as always. 

 

This time, however, UK Open was a very successful one for Denys and Antonina. They prepared well for it and fought their way through the competition.

 

The evening section was accompanied by the wonderful live music of Ross Mitchell Orchestra, providing a great atmosphere for the dancers.

 

In the end, Denys and Antonina took 11th place from hundreds of couples that came to compete in UK Open. 

 

Feeling very thankful to their teachers and to each other, Denys and Antonina came back from UK Open very inspired and uplifted to work harder and achieve greater artistry. 

News Entry:  January 8, 2015

Denys featured on "Dancers of the World" Dance/Fashion Blog!

Denys was asked to be one of the dancers on "Dancers of the World" Dance/Fashion Blog, which is a new project started by Ting Ting Yan in collaboration with a prominent photographer Robert Whitman. 

 

The Blog attempts to showcase dancers from a more personal side, presenting innovative photos and one on one interview. 

 

To check out the Blog, please CLICK HERE...

 

News Entry:  January 1, 2015

Denys and Antonina at the YAGP Gala "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" in Tampa, Florida on January 10, 2015!

As well as Denys judging and teaching at the YAGP Event!

Denys and Antonina will be performing at the very special and prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Gala called "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" on January 10, 2015. This Gala has a reputation for inviting the stars of the Ballet World, from such prominent companies as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Mariinsky, Bolshoi Ballet, and many more. It is a great honor to be invited to this Gala!

 

Apart from performing, Denys was also invited to judge the YAGP competition Semi-Finals in Tampa, Fl on January 9 and 10, 2015, and give contemporary dance workshops on January 11, 2015. It is a great responsibility and honor to be invited as a judge as well as a teacher and share one's knowledge of dance with the younger generation. YAGP is one of the world's biggest and most prestigious Ballet competitions.

 

For more information about Youth America Grand Prix Organization, please visit:

http://yagp.org

 

For additional information and tickets for the Gala, please visit:

www.strazcenter.org/Tickets

 

News Entry:  October 30, 2014

Denys and Antonina delivered a strong performance at the 1st ever World Amateur Superstars Showcase in Hong Kong on October 27, 2014!!!

Denys and Antonina performed at the prestigious 1st ever World Amateur Superstars Showcase in Hong Kong on October 27, 2014.

 

Denys and Antonina performed four numbers and were received by a very enthusiastic and encouraging audience. 

 

It is a great honor to be invited to the Superstars Showcase and Denys and Antonina are very grateful for the invitation. 

News Entry:  September 25, 2014

Denys and Antonina Join the Dancing Pros Live Tour! 

Denys and Antonina will be joining the Dancing Pros Live Tour which will perform across USA Theaters in the Fall 2014 and Winter/Spring 2015. 

 

This is a one of a kind production that involves Ballroom Dance champions, So You Think You Can Dance Finalists, and Dancing with the Stars professionals, performing all together on one stage live. 

 

The concept of the show is extremely interesting since it incorporates the audience by allowing them through the use of their individual remote controls to choose a couple that their like best. So there is a huge interactive element that is part of the show which makes it so exciting and fun. 

 

You can find out more about the production as well as purchase tickets through the Dancing Pros Live Website by clicking on the weblink below! Hope to see you there!

                    www.dancingproslive.com

News Entry:  September 2, 2014

Stellar Performance at the Embassy DanceSport Championships in Los Angeles!

Embassy Dancesport Championships is the most prestigious internationally attended USA ballroom dance competition.

 

Denys and Antonina were extremely inspired before this competition and this was very visible on the dance floor.

 

They charmed the audience with their loving and sincere approach to their dancing.

On this night their energy had no bounds and they lit up the floor with their power and exuberance.

 

News Entry:  August 21, 2014

Denys and Antonina Perform "Dance Temptation" Production at the Fallsview Theater in Niagara Falls!

Dance Temptation is a 90 minute ballroom theatre production produced by Dancing with the Stars Professionals Alec Mazo and Edyta Slywinska.

 

It is a high end production bringing together stars from ballroom dance, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, American Idol, Strictly Come Dancing, and Dancing with the Stars. 

 

It is a journey through excellent dancing, glamorous costumes, fantastic choreography, and captivating live music and singing.

 

Together with the whole cast, Denys and Antonina peformed a total of 13 shows, each met with a sold out house and crowned with a standing ovation.

 

 

 

News Entry:  July 24, 2014

With the Stars of Dance at the Gala De Danza in Cabo, Mexico! 

Gala de Danza is an incredible celebration of dance and art, held annually in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It is a Gala bringing together the finest dancers from around the World in different dance genres. Among the artists were American Ballet Theatre stars, Munich State Ballet principles, Royal Ballet principles, and dancers from many other world renowned companies and dance troupes.

 

Denys and Antonina were very priveldged to perform among this extremely talented and professional dancers and to represent the art of ballroom dancing.

 

The Gala was founded and directed by Ms. Christina Lyon, who is a former American Ballet Theatre dancer. Ms. Christina Lyon is an ardent advocate of dance and art.

 

Denys and Antonina were astouned by the hospitality and kindness shown to them by everyone they met in Cabo San Lucas.

 

Apart from the Gala, Cabo met the whole Gala participants with beautiful beaches and fantastic weather.   

 

You can learn more about this fabulous event on the website by clicking on the link below.

 

www.galadedanza.com

News Entry: June 24, 2014

D&A Shining at the German Open Championships in Mannheim in Germany!

German Open championships in Mannheim used to be one of the most prestigious and popular competitions in the world in the 1990's and beginning of 2000's. Although revived again for the 3rd time since a long pause, only this year has the competition regained it's former atmosphere and grandeur. 

 

From the elegant evening gala atmosphere, to the large live orchestra playing the finest selection of music, the evening presented a top level dance extravaganza. 

 

Denys and Antonina danced their hearts out, filling an entire ballroom with their spirit, energy, and committment to every breath.

 

The video on the right features a presentation dance from the Final of this competition, showing how skilfully a Cha-Cha-Cha can be done. 

News Entry: May 29, 2014

Glamorous Performance at Blackpool Festival 2014 in England!!!

The Blackpool Dance Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious ballroom dance competitions in the world, happened once again at the end of May in England. 

 

Denys and Antonina prepared themselves well with their teachers and prepared a new look for this competition. 

 

The simple but elegant look was so refreshing and stylish that it received rave reviews from the ballroom dance community.

 

Denys and Antonina gave all they had on this evening and took a more theatrical approach to their dancing, feeling and sensing every little detail and nuance. They were determined to present something special  on that evening, a task, which they wholeheartedly fulfilled.

News Entry: May 1, 2014

Crowd Favorites at Bad Homburg Invitational Competition in Germany!!!

Bad Homburg offered an extremely beautiful and well organized event. The competition was organized by a former master-organizer Harald Frahm, who made sure that everything was perfect. The atmosphere and the hall was a dream for any ballroom dancer.

 

Denys and Antonina quickly took advantage of the positive and open audience and danced themselves into the hearts of the people. They were enthusiastic and exuberant in their dancing and just showed joy and love for their art. 

 

Audience really felt their sincerity and mounted them with their support and applause. It was all in all a magical evening. 

News Entry: April 14, 2014

Denys and Antonina Deliver at the Dance Legends 2014!!!

Dance Legends 2014 have finally taken place at the NY Hammerstein Ballroom feautring World Stars of Ballroom Dancing. 

 

Denys and Antonina performed a Paso Doble Showcase and were featured as the Stars of Tomorrow during this fabulous and prestigious event. 

 

At the end of their performance, crowd rose to their foot for a standing ovation! Their Paso Doble Show was a huge success!!!

News Entry: March 29, 2014

Denys and Antonina Performing at the Dance Legends 2014!!!

Denys and Antonina will be performing at the Dance Legends event on April 12, 2014 in New York.

 

Dance Legends is the most prestigious ballroom dance show in North America.

 

Denys and Antonina are extremely excited about sharing their art and passion in the upcoming performance.

 

You can still get tickets, visit the website: www.dancelegends.com/ 

News Entry: March 12, 2014

Denys and Antonina teaching 3 Latin Workshops in Utah!

Denys and Antonina will be teaching 3 Latin Workshops in Springville from March 17-19, 2014. 

To view this Event on Facebook Please Click Here.

 

Location: All Workshops will be held at the Charisma Dance Studio on 245 South Main Street, Springville, Utah.

 

Workshop 1: Monday March 17th @ 8-9:30pm. The topic will be: "Understanding Hip Action and Weight Transfer". 

Workshop 2: Tuesday March 18th @ 8-9:30pm. The topic will be: "How to get Grounded and Improve Foot Pressure".

Workshop 3: Wednesday March 19th @ 4-5:30pm. The topic will be:  "Achieving Class and Elegance".

Price for workshop: $25 per person per workshop.

 

Denys and Antonina will also be available for private lessons from March 16-19!!!

Contact Denys and Antonina at 347-656-2617 or at denysantonina@gmail.com for more information.

 

All ages and experience levels are welcome! We will be delighted to see you and to help you on your journey to excellence!!! Invite all of your friends! This is without a doubt an opportunity you do not want to miss!

News Entry: March 11, 2014

Denys and Antonina at the US Nationals 2014 in Utah!!!

Denys and Antonina will be competing at US Nationals Championships in Provo, Utah on March 14, 2014. It will be a great evening of dance so please come by and show your support!

News Entry: January 29, 2014

"They Called It Rock" Performances!

 

Denys and Antonina will be performing in "They Called it Rock" performance this February 2014
They Called it Rock

"They Called It Rock" is Legendary Music in Motion with songs from iconic artists including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Eagles, David Bowie, Elton John and more! A magical pairing of dance and rock n’ roll featuring 8 gifted dancers in a unique fusion of jazz, latin ballroom, salsa, and contemporary dance, set against a blazing backdrop of high definition video imagery. "They Called It Rock" is a fantasy exploring the serious assertion that rock music -- to the youth of repressed societies -- had the powerful ability to cut through the ideological barbed wire of government policies, therein becoming a metaphor for freedom, a catalyst for change, and a road map of possibilities for how good life could be.

 

Check out They Called It Rock Facebook Page by Clicking Here

The performances will take place on the following dates:

 

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm 

Location: Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown, NY

 

Get your tickets for the February 14th Performance by Clicking Here

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:30pm

Location: Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

 

Get your tickets for the February 20th Performance by Clicking Here

 

Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30pm

Location: Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Fairfield Arts and Convention Center

Fairfield, Iowa

 

Get your tickets for the February 21st Performance by Clicking Here

 

 

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