Dasha moved to the United States from Belarus four years ago to pursue her career in ballroom dancing. She has been dancing for over twenty years and has won several National and International competitions in Latin and Standard styles. Dasha earned her Bachelor’s degree in choreography and dance at the Belarusian University of Culture and Arts, and was a principal dancer in their ensemble. While studying at the University, Dasha taught dance at a local elementary school which is where her passion for teaching originated. Following graduation, she toured with the President’s Orchestra and performed in numerous dance shows. In addition to being a ballroom dance instructor, Dasha also has fitness certifications in aerobics and pilates.