Biography


Born in Kiev Ukraine, Anya Katsevman has been living in New York City for 15 years. She began her dance training at the age of ten. After watching her brother become National Champion, Anya developed her own competitive drive that hasn't stopped since. She has won over 20 prestigious world titles in the international Latin dance arena over the past 12 years including Eastern United States Championships, Ohio Star Ball, La Classique Du Quebec, American Star Ball and the United States Open Championships. She has also starred in touring shows Burn the Floor and Dancing with The Stars.

After finishing a successful career in the International Latin circuit, Anya joined forces with Luis Aguilar and has become two time World Champion, undefeated San Francisco Congress Salsa champion, two time New York Salsa Congress Champion, Puerto Rico Salsa Champion, North American Salsa Champions and the winner of the NY/NJ salsa open. She can also be seen in the film La Epoca and Dancing Scared. Within her short time on the salsa circuit Anya has not only seen success in the competition scene but has also graced the stages of many events all over the world including Germany, England, Italy, Korea, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Belgium and multiple cities within the U.S. Anya also took part in numerous television productions including Sabado Gigante, Good morning America and Univision.

Often referred to as the future of salsa, Anya's combined background of training, dynamic stage presence, elegance, graceful style, feminine approach, and strong technical action Anya is quickly becoming one of the most acclaimed Salsa dancers in the world.

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SELECTED COMPETING EXPERIENCE

Two-time World Salsa Champion, 2009/2010
Two-time San Francisco Open Salsa Champion
Two-time New York Congress, Salsa Champion
Eastern United States Champion
United States Dancesport Championships, Champion
National vice runner up
Ohio Star Ball Champion
La Classique Du Quebec,Champion
American Star Ball Champion
Puerto Rico Open Salsa Champion
North American Salsa Champion

TRAINING

Champion Competitive Ballroom Dancer since 1994
Champion Competitive Salsa Dancer since 2007
Trained with the most renowned coaches in the world

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

United Nations (2006 - 2007)
Dance instructor
Established program leader to promote peace and communication amongst nation leaders and delegates
Kaiser Dancesport Club Studio (1998)
International Latin Coach and Trainer to children and Adults
Choreographer
Dancesport dance studio (05/2006 - 02/2009)
Adult Group Classes
Private Lessons
Showcases
Party Hosting

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Performed for the U.S. President, Barack Obama
Starred in the film Dancing Scared
Documentary film LA EPOCA, 2008
Featured on CW11 morning news reel Truly Julie, March 15, 2007
Dancing With the Stars, national tour - January 18 - February 11, 2007
Broadway's hit Burn the Floor, national tour - November 6-27, 2006
Promotional Reels for Good life TV- 2000, 2001
World Trophy - Televised 2000
Z-100 Zootopia Concert, 1998
American Dance sport Challenge - Televised on PBS, 1997
Sabado Gigante - Televised on Telemundo, 1996 and 2008
Numerous showcases through out career, locations varying from college stages, private ballrooms to nationwide and world tours and congresses.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Original Costume Designer and Stylist
Make up Artist