Fresh from the Ukraine, Maryna is an exciting addition to the staff at Phoenix Dance Studio and brings a strong, European-based technique to our Latin American and Modern Ballroom styles. She tells us “I love to watch how students start to enjoy their dancing and become better and better every day.” However, she is quick to dismiss the idea that dance is anything but an artform: the biggest myth about dance, she says is that, “…it’s so easy to dance that after a few weeks anyone will be able to dance like Blackpool (Dance Festival) couples.”
In 2011 Maryna graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine. Since then she has competed and performed throughout Europe including silver in The World Dance Cup (Yalta,Ukraine)2013 and the IDF (International Dance Federation) World Championship finalist in 2013 (Nagykanizsa, Hungary).
Maryna has real depth to her understanding of the physical body and how to achieve exquisite movement. Passion for dance oozes from every fibre of her being, so even if you find it difficult to fully understand her exotic accent, you can’t help but leave her classes feeling inspired.