Meet Our Team
Milan Ivanisevic, Administrator
Milan has completed his professional business studies in Serbia, his motherland. After having a great experience of working in school administration and being a co-organizer of a numerous festivals in his home town Milan has moved to Dubai and joined Dance Studios JLT. He is the one in charge of managing contacts with students, scheduling appointments for private dance lessons and most probably he will be the first one you’ll meet while signing up for dance classes.
Bojan Kusar, Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor
Bojan was introduced to the beautiful world of ballroom dancing at the age of 10. As a junior he was trained in 5 Latin American and 5 Standard (Ballroom) dances, but in 2005 Bojan chose to focus on Standard as he understood it was his real passion. He was working hard and learning from some the best coaches and the results did not make him wait - Bojan became a finalist of many International Ballroom competitions and a National Amateur League Champion!
He brings with himself an impressive 14 years competitive dance experience and 7 years of teaching experience, and Dance Studios Dubai is happy to welcoming Bojan to our team!
“ As a dance instructor at Dance Studios Dubai my goal is to help our students to develop a strong technique in ballroom dances, to motivate them towards new achievements and to prepare students of all levels for participation in Pro/Am competitions.”
Eva Toth, Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor
Eva started her career as a professional dancer at the age of 9 after she had seen beautiful ballroom dancing performance at one of the local TV channels in Serbia. Since then dancing became her biggest passion. She has been competing for over 12 years and achieved Bronze Title at the 10 Dances National Ballroom Championship before becoming certified dance instructor. Eva is proud of the results of her students who participated in many National and International ballroom dance competitions.
” I believe everyone can express their feelings through dancing ! You just have to learn how to do that ! ”
Predrag Neofitovic, Professional 10 Ballroom Dance Instructor
Predrag is a professional ballroom dancer and teacher from Serbia.
He has been training in artistic gymnastics from 7 to 15 years of age and competed in all 6 gymnastic disciplines, which helped him a lot in his ballroom dance career.
Predrag had no idea ballroom dancing exists until one day a new girl at his school joined the class. They became good friends and she invited Predrag to cheer for her at one of the ballroom competitions she had taken part in. And that how he fell in love….with Ballroom dance style, of course!
After joining the ballroom dancing school Predrag had to choose between gymnastics and dancing as both of the disciplines require 100% of one's time and dedication and shortly he chose the second. After just few months Predrag participated in National Serbian ballroom dance competition in all 10 dances (5 - Standard/ European and 5 - Latin American) and never regretted his decision.
Now Predrag Neofitovic is a member of Dance Studios Dubai Team and happy to teach our students the patterns, footwork, grace and poise, styling and more of 10 Ballroom dances.
“Once you enter the magical labyrinth of music and dancing - you will never be able to find your way out of it… and you will never want to!”
Eugenia Nazirova, Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor
Eugenia is a professional ballroom dance instructor from Baku, Azerbaijan. Eugenia had her first experience in ballroom dancing at the age of 16 and soon realized that it was much more than a hobby. She started dancing on a competitive level, first in ten dances, and then specializing in Standard, which resulted in many prize-winning places both in local and international championships. At the same time she started her teaching career and discovered that it was a vocation.”Dancing is not just a set of movements; dancing is an inspiration, a feeling of music, a unity with your partner, it is kind of a different world-view. Once started you will never be able to leave this wonderful world”.
Kenneth Lisbjerg, Professional Latin American and Ballroom Dance Instructor
Kenneth was born and raised in Denmark. At a young age a friend of his asked Kenneth to keep her company and join a local dance school. At first he did not want to go but she persuaded to come and after the very first dance lesson Kenneth fell in love with Ballroom Dancing. Ever since he has been working to become a better dancer and dance teacher. He has been lucky to have some of the World’s best coaches throughout his dancing career and he truly feels that those teachers gave him a lot of inspiration and motivated to work hard and achieve resul ts.
Kenneth won the Danish Championship in Latin and Standard divisions in youth category and participated in many International Championships as well.
“ Teaching dancing is my passion. I love to work with people and see how much they can progress while having a good time learning new skills!”
His motto is :“ Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.”
Mariia Proskurnina, Professional 10 Ballroom Dance Instructor
Mariia started her professional dance career at the age of 6 at her school in Ukraine. Already at this young age she understood she wanted to connect her life with dancing. First she started to take part in Ukrainian competitions and after some time moved to Germany and together with her partner they represented Germany at German Open Championship, World Championship and other major ballroom contests. It was a big honor for Mariia to be a member of German National Team and to become a finalist of German Closed Championship during the last years of her competitive career.
“ For me dancing is not just a sport, but a wonderful world of art, feelings and love.”
Konstantin Osipov, Professional Ballroom and Latin American Dance Instructor
Konstantin began dancing at the age of 8 and has never stopped practicing since then. He s tarted at a small local dance school in his native city in Ukraine. After just couple of years Konstantin and his partner started to take part in National Ukraine Championships in Juvenile category and became finalists of all major competitions. As an adult Konstantin continued his competitive career with his wife and dance partner Oksana.
Before coming to Dubai Konstantin was teaching Ballroom Dancing for children and adults in Turkey, China and South Korea.
“ I believe that everyone can learn how to dance. I want to help each of our students not only to improve their dancing skills but also to raise their confidence, to meet new friends and socialize, to have fun and of course always leave the ballroom in a great mood!”
Konstantin has joined Dance Studios Dubai Team in March 2017 and is sharing his passion for dance with our dear students.
Oksana Osipova, Professional 10 Ballroom Dance Instructor
Just like all our instructors, Oksana started dancing at a very young age of 5. As a little girl she enjoyed performing at her primary school’s events and later started to take part in dance contests. Her best result as a competitive dancer was bronze medal at China International Championship in 2015.
At 23 years old Oksana became a principal dancer in professional ballroom dance show and travelled the World with her team. While dancing herself has always been her biggest passion, Oksana also wanted to share her experience and teach others to dance. She was teaching group and individual lessons to children and adults in Ukraine, Turkey, China and South Korea.
“ I enjoy to share my dance experience with my students, to see the happy spark in their eyes when they can perform a new step. I want everyone to plunge into the beautiful world of dance!"
Janos Aladic, Choreographer, Manager of Dance Studios JLT
Janos was born in Serbia and started his ballroom education in a small local dance studio at the age of 7. With the growing amount of different achievements in dance sport he decided to dedicate his life to this beautiful art, the art of dance. Janos has been a state champion in show dance for 2 years in a row.
In 2009 he took 2nd place in European Dance Championship ( IDO ).
Proud to be the finalist of various international ballroom dance competitions.
Together with his partner, Yana Gorbunova, he is currently competing in World Dance Council Professional Division in Latin American Program and represents Serbia.
Yana Gorbunova-Aladic, Choreographer, Manager of Dance Studios Dubai Branch
Yana was not an exception and went to a dance school at a very early age. She enjoyed to show her progress in dancing on competitions and at first on small school shows. Later with the help of her parents Yana has been a participant and finalist of the international competitions that were organized all over the world. Today Janos and Yana are dance partners and honorary dance teachers at Dance Studios JLT: “Our perspective is to put maximum efforts in introducing ballroom dance sport in the UAE and to share our love for this art form with everyone!”
Anita Fiorini, General Manager of Dance Studios Dubai
I fell in love with dancing at the age of 11 after seeing a tv show with a performance of a 10 year old and extremely talented ballerina. On that day it was clear for me that it’s too late… Only many years later being completely involved in the world of ballroom dancing I made another conclusion – it’s never late to start dancing. Well, one of the reasons to open Dance Studios JLT was my deep desire to finally start it.
My little sister.
Yana was dropped at a dance school at the age of 5 first time. She keeps saying she was 7 but it’s only because she doesn’t remember the story before that. She was lucky and a victim at the same time to be dragged to professional sport – ballroom dancing – without realizing that. When the first results were visible at the age of 7 or 8 all the family seemed to be excited to see Yana in the finals of dance competitions. With the time passing by all her life began to turn around dancing. And so was for me and our parents. Endless trainings, beautiful costumes, a lot of trips. It was usual to hear dancing rumors at our kitchen too.
No need to say that my dream to dance was hidden far away in all that happening.
My sister is a dancer until now. With some rises and falls in her dancing career she now chose to dedicate her life to this beautiful sport. With her partner Janos they are regulars at dance shows and are preparing for professional dance competitions. They are both amazing dancers and amazing teachers.
I had a chance to work with them on my own wedding dance and of course that was the show all the guests will remember forever!
Dance Studios Dubai
Dancing is still a dream for me. And now knowing so much about it I realize that I am at the very beginning. Right after just becoming an expat I started my search for a proper school for dance practices in Dubai for myself to take dance classes.
After a while I gave up searching and decided it’s time to share the passion for dance with others. That’s how Dance Studios JLT was born. Now we are a team and we are growing every day. We are happy to introduce you to ballroom dancing as well.
Dancing teaches a lot of nice details applicable for everyday life. And we promise that in every class you’ll not only learn a new step but what is more important you’ll learn how to do in a proper way with grace and style. You’ll be whispered some secrets about that step explaining why and how this particular step is as it should be. And then after few classes staring at dancing people at some social club you’ll be able to recognize their steps and mistakes and feel a dancer growing inside of you. That’s where you start to dream and imagine yourself dancing… with the one you love… with the ones you like to share time together… . And of course like all the rest those dreams will come true very soon.
Dance Studios Dubai is here, in Dubai, close to you and doors are open.