Our Instructors

Oleg Suvorov

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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

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.

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Angel

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Angel’s passion for dance began in early childhood and she became a full time professional dancer and choreographer by the age of 17. She has experience performing, choreographing amateur and professional theater dance productions, coaching dance teams,and even landed a principal role in Walt Disney’s El Capitan stage production of Pocahantas and principal character roles in stage productions of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Angel has always lived a life centered by dance, theater, performing and teaching. Today, she continues to pursue her passion for dancing, teaching and performing, working with students of all levels, as well as competing and performing on the professional Rising Star American Rhythm circuit.Angel has a great respect for the self-control and discipline ballroom dancing requires, as well as enjoying the beauty, creativity and artistic nature the world of dance provides.

“I lose myself and find myself at the same time.”

Angel definitely loves working with students, old and new, helping each dancer achieve their goals big or small. Whether her students seek out ballroom dancing for fun, a way to meet new people, fitness, wedding preparation, performing, competing or simply try something new, Angel is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to all of her students.

Ryan

Ryan grew up in multiple Russian-style ballet studios across Orange County until she started college, where she broadened her horizons with many new dance styles from tap and modern to hip hop and, of course, ballroom. After teaching here and there, Ryan decided that this was her passion and vowed to earn a vocational certificate in Dance Technique. She continues to perform at Irvine Valley College on the Performing Dance Ensemble, a touring and competitive dance company. In March of 2016, she and her teammates placed fourth in the baja conference of American College Dance Association, a nationwide competition.

“I know how hard it can be to learn a new skill, so I want all of my students to know that they will get there, and more importantly I will be there to help them every step of the way.”
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Paul

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Angel’s passion for dance began in early childhood and she became a full time professional dancer and choreographer by the age of 17. She has experience performing, choreographing amateur and professional theater dance productions, coaching dance teams,and even landed a principal role in Walt Disney’s El Capitan stage production of Pocahantas and principal character roles in stage productions of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Angel has always lived a life centered by dance, theater, performing and teaching. Today, she continues to pursue her passion for dancing, teaching and performing, working with students of all levels, as well as competing and performing on the professional Rising Star American Rhythm circuit.Angel has a great respect for the self-control and discipline ballroom dancing requires, as well as enjoying the beauty, creativity and artistic nature the world of dance provides.

“I lose myself and find myself at the same time.”

Angel definitely loves working with students, old and new, helping each dancer achieve their goals big or small. Whether her students seek out ballroom dancing for fun, a way to meet new people, fitness, wedding preparation, performing, competing or simply try something new, Angel is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to all of her students.