Anya Katsevman, New York
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Anya Katsevman has been living in the United States since 1993. 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, 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 began dancing salsa. With then partner, Luis Aguilar, Anya has become undefeated 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. 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 multiple programming on Univision. Anya has also danced for many latin artists such as El Gran Combo and Gilberto Santa Rosa. 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 quickly became one of the most sought after latin dancers in the world. Currently specializing in teaching all levels, coaching competitors and current champions and adjudicating competitions world wide.