Vivid Ballroom Dance Studio
2533 HAVERFORD ROAD | Ardmore, PA 19003
- 215-816-9366 / 610-945-4954
2015 US National Professional American Style 9-Dance (Smooth & Rhythm) Champion
2015 US National Professional Rising Star American Smooth Champion
2010 International Latin North American Champion
Lana started dancing at age 12 in her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia. She soon found a partner and began training seriously in both International Latin and Standard. They became national junior and youth champions in Latin. Lana and her partner represented Estonia three times at the World Championships. They earned many titles in junior, youth and amateur 10 dance competitions.
Pursuing a professional competitive career brought Lana to the US and Philadelphia. She competed successfully in Latin winning numerous titles including 2010 International Latin North American Champions. Lana thanks her many outstanding coaches, including
Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova.
In 2015, Lana and her partner switched to American Smooth and won the National Professional Rising Star Championship in American Smooth. More success followed in 2015, when they captured the National American Style 9 Dance Championship. Lana achieved further recognition as a featured dancer in the Oscar winning movie “Silver Linings Playbook”. Lana is continuing her professional career in Smooth with her partner Ilia Zakharav. They currently train with top coaches David Hamilton and Jonathan Roberts.
In addition to competing, Lana has been teaching since age 15. She offers private lessons and group classes in all dances, including American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Latin, International Standard and Latin club style dances (salsa, bachata, etc). She competes with her dedicated pro-am students and teaches workshops and lessons for the University of Pennsylvania Ballroom Team and the Ice Skating Club of Philadelphia. Lana also judges many pro-am and amateur competitions.