Our Story

Kirill and Daria met at a Dance Factory Saturday night dance in 2009. Kirill was running the party and Daria came with friends to dance socially. They had a foxtrot together and the rest is history! Well, not yet… it was only half a year later when they started dating. At that time both of them had professional dance partners, but they managed to combine their successful dance careers with their personal lives. In 2010 while in Russia, Kirill proposed to Daria. She said yes!

Wanting to make dancing a big part of their life together, Kirill and Daria decided to dance and compete together in the American Smooth division. They became professional partners in late 2011. Their first dance season 2012 was very successful. They traveled across America attending over 15 competitions, winning several titles and becoming US National Pro Rising Star Finalists. Kirill and Daria continued to compete in 2013 and 2014 winning competitions in both pro rising star and open pro categories and becoming 2013 Eastern US Professional Champions and – in October 2014 Grand National Professional Champions! (see our RESULTS)

Daria and Kirill married in June 2012. The reception was held at Dance Factory and the wedding itself traveled all around Washington DC.

In 2017 Daria and Kirill became first time parents welcoming their son Danny to the world. And in 2019 – a daughter Karina. Kirill and Daria plan on coming back to professional competitive world in the near future

Now a family, Kirill and Daria enjoy teaching and competing together. Daria and Kirill delight in sharing their dance knowledge and passion with students of all levels. If you are a beginner just starting to discover social dancing, a wedding couple preparing their first dance or a competitor of any style and level, Kirill and Daria are waiting for you!

Off the dance floor Kirill and Daria love to travel, play outdoor sports and go camping. With their children and their awesome dog, LUCA, of course 🙂 And on the dance floor they are a fun, creative, caring and passionate dance team!

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