Oleg Suvorov, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, came naturally to ballroom dance when his mother enrolled him in lessons at the age of 7. During his youth career, he was the winner of city and regional dance competitions and a finalist at the national level. After taking a hiatus from competitive dancing for a few years and ultimately deciding to move to the United States in 1991, Oleg returned to dance as both a professional competitor and an instructor.1993 marked the official beginning of Oleg’s competitive professional career. With his partner at the time he had won several Rising Star events.
In 1996 Oleg teamed up with Tatiana Pavlova. Together they have become one of the nation’s most notable professional dance teams. In addition to winning dozens of open professional events throughout the U.S., the list of their achievements include such prestigious titles as the US National Professional Grand Finalists in 2001, 2002, and 2003, World Cup Finalists in 2003 and 2004, as well as Winners in a ballroom overall category at OHIO STAR BALL in 2002. Having retired in 2005, Oleg and Tatiana shifted their focus from their pro career to teaching and competing in Pro/Am events with their students as well as judging. Teaching has been Oleg’s passion ever since.
Tatiana Pavlova began her dance career at age 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she quickly excelled in ballroom dancing on a local level. At the age of 16 she moved to Moscow where her competitive dance career started to take shape. Based on Tatiana’s achievements, she was nominated as the Russian representative to the World and European Dance Championships and became a four time finalist in the “World Cup” (Standard category). She was a finalist in open dance championships in Holland, Denmark, Norway and Italy and the winner of the “Grand Prix” dance series in Russia, all at a very young age. In 1996, after competing in America for the first time, She decided that California would be her new home. During that year she teamed up with Oleg Suvorov and together they reached the pinnacle of their professional careers.
Tatiana’s love of ballroom dance shines through in all of her teaching endeavors. She created the first Russian instructional dance video series “Line of Dance”. She was also a co-founder of dance sport center “Reverence” and a co-organizer of International Dance Congress. For all of her achievements, Tatiana was awarded the title of “Star of National Russian Dance Sport” in 1998.