Roman Italyankin & Sasha Bokova
Roman and Sasha both started their dance journeys back in Russia in different partnerships and cities. But ballroom life brought both of them to Los Angeles and gave them a beautiful, fun, and long dance journey together thru many dance events all over the USA and world.
Sasha started her dance career in Moscow at one of the best dance schools in Russia “Latin Quarter” where she earner many Junior and Youth achievements. Then she moved to New York when she was 20 years old and started to dance in the Amateur Latin division and got her first wins in the USA. She then moved to Los Angeles and turned pro in both Ballroom and Latin and become a US National 10-Dance finalist as one of her first pro achievements.
Roman was a top Amateur competitor back in Russia. He was also a very successful dance teacher there and his students become World and National Champions in juvenile and junior age groups!
Being a pro in America charged his career tremendously! First, he become US National Rising Star Champion, Emerald Ball Rising Star Champion, Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Champion, International Rising Star Latin Finalist (London), Manhattan DanceSport Championship Latin Finalist, and Asian Tour Latin top 12.
Then together with Alexandra they decided to focus to get their best results. Knowing each other for a few years, they saw a big opportunity to partner and started dance together. They immediately started competing all over USA and got their first wins. Their second year together they realized a big dream – earning the title of Blackpool Rising Star Finalist and made it into the top 15 in Open Latin at the Blackpool Dance Festival. The partnership then followed up with these titles’ National Latin finalists, 2 times US Open Latin Professional Finalists.
Overall, they’ve won more than 80 competitions all over the world and have earned a total of over 260 commendations together! What a record!