Viktoriya was born in Ukraine and started dancing at the age of five, inspired by her father’s love to this beautiful sport. She took part in her first competition when she was seven and went on to become a junior 10 dance National finalist.
During University years Viktoriya scored further success, the most noteworthy being with the Competition Aerobic Team that was awarded 4th place at the National Championships.
It has always been Viktoriya’s dream to teach dance and share her passion with others. She moved to England in 2002 and qualified as a fitness instructor and then IDTA dance teacher. She was running various dance and fitness classes across Devon and Cornwall, but the true destination was London, where she returned to the big sport as a professional competitor, teacher and later a dance school principal.
In 2012 – 2015 Viktoriya continued her professional dance carrier as a teacher and performer with Andrew Cuerden, taking part in various lecturing and show projects around the UK and abroad.
In 2015 – after some break from the competitive dance floor Viktoriya has decided to return to the big sport and was representing England as a Latin Professional with Paulius Vaskelis. They ranked 8th in the UK Closed and 46th Professional Rising Star at British Open Championship in Blackpool 2017.
Since Sep 2017 Viktoriya changed her dance style preferences and is now competing in professional American Smooth and have been working tirelessly in London and Europe to develop this beautiful style.
Their latest achievements include:
5th in Professional Smooth at British Open in Blackpool in August 2021
4th in Professional Smooth at World Championship in Chisinau Moldova in March 2020
4th in Professional Smooth at Amazing Vienna Championship in December 2019
5th in Professional Smooth at Ultimate Challenge Competition, London in May 2018
14th in Professional Smooth at British Open Championship in Blackpool in May 2018
46th in Professional Latin at British Open Championship in Blackpool in May 2017
Her biggest passion is, of course, inspiring others with all the beautify that dancing has to offer. Viktoriya teaches many of the classes within the school, private lessons, including pro-am competitors and performers, students preparing for examinations, etc.
Licentiate IDTA member 29435