Moscow Westie Fest 2018 Pro Staff
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair, USA
Sean McKeever and Courtney Adair have spent the last 7 years together, traveling, training, teaching and competing all over the world. Over this time they have accrued numerous national titles in strictly swing, jack and jill competitions, several awards on the NASDE circuit, and top placements as one of the world’s most consistent Classic Swing Division couples.
They are most well known for their individual styles, innovative and intellectual teaching, approachable and social attitudes, and unique interpretation of traditional West Coast Swing.
Irina Puzanova & Andrey Navolozky, Russia
Irina is a firecracker of a woman. She is a passionate and versatile dance teacher running her own dance school.
Dancing since she was 7, Irina was doing Ballroom, Belly Dancing, Jazz, Hustle, Discofox, Salsa, Bachata, WCS, and pretty much any social dance. She began taking a serious interest in West Coast Swing in 2010, learned from the best and has been a very successful competitor. She is the first dancer in Russia to reach the All-Star division and the first one to have Champion points. She has won the Advanced Jack & Jill at the US Open 2012, the first European All Star division at Midland Swing Open, the All-Star Jack & Jill at French Open 2014, BudaFest 2015, Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam 2015, first European Invitational J’n’J at UK Champs 2016, US Open 2016 in Strictly Swing, first All Star European Championship 2017.
Andrey and Irina are teaching together for about 3 years. Sometime ago Andrey was a Ira’s student, but nowadays they teach and travel together in Russia and Europe.
Glenn Ball & Kellese Key, USA
Glenn Ball and Kellese Key love the improvisation and musicality within WCS and look forward to the challenge of adding their own twist into this amazing dance form. Boasting over 12 years of experience as a dancer, Glenn managed to develop an incredible versatility, becoming proficient in many different styles dancing in films and world pop tours. He became the first ever Englishman to win 1st in a NASDE Routine division at multiple competition’s and now competes in the Champions division.
Kellese is a legend, has developed a Superlative Dance Resume over the years. A leader in the era of “Swag”.. the fusion of “West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag”, Among her many accolades, Kellese can boast of multiple US Open Championship titles, along with many other titles, but she is most proud of her two phenomenal sons.
Today, Kellese still actively competes, teaches and judges all over the world. She created SWANK, a dance fitness program which combines fitness with the excitement of WCS partner dancing.
Ibirocay Regueira, Sweden
Ibirocay tried many different dance forms before he got involved into partner dancing. Latin folklore, hip-hop, flamenco, jazz, ballett, etc. but it wasn’t until he took his first salsa steps that he found himself. Today he is a 3 time silver medalist in the World Salsa Championships with over 20 years of teaching experience and has traveled and performed at most mayor congresses all over the world. After an introduction course of WCS in 2008 he continued on the learning path traveling to events, taking workshops, privates and social dancing. He tried his luck competing for the first time at the UK champs 2012 and 4 years later he made it as first Scandinavian dancer up to the All-Star division. He has been teaching WCS in Sweden since 2010 and is now sharing his passion for WCS in the international circuit.
Konstantin Baranov &Olga Malafeevskaya, Russia
Olga’s dance career began in 2007 with studying hustle/discofox. Along with training in this dance style, Olga has also trained in choreography, jazz-funk and partner improvisation. She also dance salsa, bachata, argentine tango and zouk. Year 2010 marked Olga’s introduction into the world of West Coast Swing.
Konstantin started in 2010 with hustle, but then moved to WCS. He also studies solo dances like hip hop, popping, house.
The guys travel a lot and study on European events, regularly take the private lessons and practice a lot on their own.
Olya and Kostya are All-Star level dancers, numerous winners of JnJ, Strictly, Rising Stars nominations at various WCS-events. They hold regular classes in Moscow and teach in other regions of Russia and Europe. Olya and Kostya are All-Star level dancers, numerous winners of JnJ, Strictly, Rising Stars nominations at various WCS-events. They hold regular classes in Moscow and teach in other regions of Russia and Europe.
Boris Borenko and Irina Avdeyeva, (Russia)
Boris Borenko and Irina “Lisichka” Avdeyeva are well-known Russians teachers, top-dancers and founders of Dance School LisoBorie. They’ve started teaching in 2010!
They are inspiring dancers, skillful teachers, creative people and true friends. Boris and Irina are result-oriented pros with multilateral background (Boris — martial arts, music, tap dance. Irina — ballroom dance, hustle, jazz, salsa, tap dance).
Nevertheless they always make people smile while teaching them some great technique and tricky elements. A lot of successful dancers have started their WCS life in LisoBorie Dance School. Some of them have become WCS teachers. Guys travel a lot to spread WCS within Russia, and travel abroad to study from top American and European Pros.