Dance Vita Ballroom
Aira was born in Lithuania, in Kaunas city. When she was 6, Aira’s parents took her to a dance school, where she started dancing International Standard and Latin. After one year she was in love with dancing, and it became her life. At the age of 14, she started training in England with the best coaches in the world. She was very successful at an early age. The following titles are among her highest achievements as an Amateur: • World Youth Ballroom Champion 1997 • Under 21 Blackpool Ballroom Champion 1998 • Amateur World Cup Ballroom Champion 1998
Jurga was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Jurga came from a family of gymnasts; she began taking Rhythmic Gymnastics at five years of age. Within a year, she was also enrolled in ballroom dancing lessons. With her first partner, she won First in International Latin dance in Lithuania, and Second in International Latin dance and Fifth in International Standard in the former Soviet Union in the 12-14 year old division. Similar successes soon followed, as Jurga grew older and worked with different partners. In 1994, Jurga enrolled in Klaipedos Art University. She recalls that this was a period of rapid growth in her life as a dancer. She studied to be a choreographer. Jurga also studied dance in the formation team “Zuvedra” for two years. While dancing with them, the team took Second place in the European and World championships.
Tomas was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. He started dancing International Standard and Latin when he was 8 years old. Although that was a decision made by Tomas’s family, eventually Tomas himself started to like dancing, especially after winning his first national title in the 14-16 year old age category. His other highest achievements as an Amateur are: • 4 time Lithuanian Amateur Ballroom Champion • 2 time Lithuanian Amateur 10 dance Champion • 1st place in IDSF World ranking list Tomas has been teaching dance since 1992, and has trained numerous couples who have gone on to become Juvenile & Youth World Champions. He graduated from the Lithuanian Physical Culture Institute (now Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education) in 1995, where he became a professional DanceSport teacher. From 1999 through 2000, Tomas toured the United States, Europe, and Australia as a member of the world renowned dance show Burn the Floor.
• Vaidas & Jurga are United States Professional Rising Star Latin Champions. • Finalists at United Sate Professional Latin Championships. • Lithuanian representavives to multiple Latin Championships. • 2 time Lithuanian 10 dance Champions. • European 10 dance finalists. • 4 times World and European Formation Champions TOP 3 winners. • Dancing on Broadway with Mary Murphy for the Burn The Floor show. • TOP 7 at the British Open Latin Rising Star. • Champions and finalists of multiple prestigious competitions.
Anna joined Dance Vita team since 2013. She has experience with Ballet since young age and now exploring other styles in Ballroom. Anna once said: "I hope people who come and learn at Dance Vita will eventually become part of the dance community and a member our family."
Anastasiya was born in Ukraine and lived there until she was 18. She was a 7-time Ukrainian National champion and she represented Ukraine 3 times at the World Championships. Her best result was 7th place at the Latin World Championship in China out of the 80 best couples of the world in Youth. At the age of 19 she moved to the U.S., and became a United States Latin and Standard National finalist and 3rd place in United States in 10 dances. She represented the U.S. at the World Championships in both styles. #InternationalStandard #InternationalLatin
Danya specializes in the competitive International Latin and Ballroom styles of dance. He is currently in the US final in both styles and and in ten-dance as well. He was one of two couples chosen to represent the US at the Ballroom World Champonship in China and the Latin World Championship in Austria in 2017. #InternationalStandard #InternationalLatin
Clayton is a Pro-Rhythm competitor with 8 years of professional dance training behind him. When competing in Latin, he made the finals in under 21 division of nationals. That being said, dance is ingrained deep in every fiber of his body. #InternationalLatin #Rhythm #Salsa #ArgentineTango