IRINA BOUBNOVSKAIA

Professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Judge

Irina Boubnovskaia is a world-renowned professional Ballroom and Latin dancer, winner, medalist and finalist of many Dance Sport Championships. Based in New York, she is constantly teaching and doing dance performance around world.

Irina started her dance training in Russia at the age of 5, and never looked back. In the early 90s Irina began competing in Russia and Europe winning many championships, and in 1996 she became youth Russian Champion.

 In 1998 Irina moved to New York and broke straight into US Latin Dance finals. She was the US National Amateur finalist for 6 years. After turning Professional, She quickly became the World Cup Rising Star Professional Champion and was the third place in the world's largest ballroom dance competition - Blackpool Dance Festival. Shortly after that, she partnered with the World Champion Louis Van Amstel and joined the cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS national tours.

Irina continues to travel worldwide, competing in Pro/Am with her students, judging at dance competitions, performing showcases, coaching and lecturing.

Her achievements include:
-Dance Temptation theater production (2011)

-Ballroom with a Twist dance production (2010)
-Burn the Floor Broadway show (2009)
-Louis' Let's Dance lesson series (2008)
-Dancing with the Stars video games (2008)
-Dancing with the Stars national tours (2006-2007)
-Ohio Star Ball national televised competition (2000-2005)

Competitions/Awards :
- World cup Professional Latin Rising Star Champion
- United Kindom Professional Rising Star Runner-Up
- Blackpool Dance Festival 3rd Place Professional Rising Star Latin
- Embassy Ball Professional Latin Champion
- United States Open Professional Latin Finalist
- United States Professional Rising star Latin Runner-Up
- Canada Open to the World Amature Latin Champion
- Manhattan Dancesport Amature Latin Champion
- Six times United States Amateur Latin Finalist (1998-2004)
- Open Russian Youth 10 Dance Champion (1996-1997)

Teaching Experience
- Irina has 10 years experience as a teacher.