Instructors

Diego Sanchez

Diego is a 4 time world salsa champion, excelling at many styles of latin and folkloric dances. Diego is also the lead choreographer for the Grupo America Dance Company.

Classes taught by Diego Sanchez:
Salsa, Tango, Bachata, Casino Rueda, Merengue, Cha Cha, Kizomba, Zouk, Mambo, Spinning Fundamentals


Ekaterina Mitchtchenko

Katerina began dancing at the age of eight, and achieved the level of top six in 10-Dance in Russia before she moved to Canada. Partnered with her husband Roland, the couple was three times the Canadian Representative to the World Professional Latin and Showdance Championships. She and Roland were Finalists of the World Professional Showdance Championships in Miami in 2001, and won the Canadian Professional Latin Championship in 2006.

Classes taught by Zafirah:

Kids and Adult Ballroom


Roland Michtchenko

Roland Michtchenko brings more than twenty years of teaching and competing experience to World Dance Co. He was three times the Canadian Representative to the World Professional Latin and Showdance Championships. He and Katerina were Finalists of the World Professional Showdance Championships in Miami in 2001, and won the Canadian Professional Latin Championship in 2006, prior to retiring so that they could devote all their attention to coaching dancers.

Classes taught by Roland:

Kids and Adult Ballroom


Ciprian Stanulescu

A professional ballet dancer. He has graduated in 1994 from Bucharest Ballet Academy, Romania. He has worked with ballet masters from Vaganova School from Russia, from Great Britain and United States.

Classes taught by Ciprian:

Preeschool & Kids Ballet


Damon Jang

Damon has been in multiple theater productions throughout all of Vancouver and works hard to teach kids the importance of being able to sing, act and dance.

Classes taught by Damon:

Musical Theatre


Melany

Melany started dancing Hip-Hop and break dance in a small town in Panama. Becoming more passionate about her dancing, Melany moved into the city where she did part of her technical training, such as Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz, in multiple studios as well as in the University of Panama.

Classes taught by Melany:

Preschool Creative Dance & Jazz


Zafirah

Zafirah is a performer and instructor of Middle Eastern styles. Specialized in Modern Egyptian, Persian and Andalusian forms, she brings aspects of each style to her students for a fun and upbeat experience.

Classes taught by Zafirah:

Bellydance


Silvi

Silvi is the founder of Latin Fitness Ztudio, One of vancouver’s premier Zumba Dance Fitness studio’s.  Since joining the World Dance Family in 2018 she has revolutionized the Zumba classes at World Dance, from offering just 1-2 classes a week, to now offering 14-16 classes per week.

Classes taught by Silvi:

Zumba Salsaton & Body Conditioning


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