Svetlana Ray – Russia
I started to dance being 3-years old. Was zealous assimilating cha-cha-cha, waltz, and other ballroom dances. When I was 5 my first competition took place and, as they say, here we go. 11 years of painstaking training, participation, and victories in different competitions, traveling all over the Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirghizia.
After finishing my career in ballroom dances I had occupied with flamenco. As a member of the collective ‘Del Corazon’ in 2007 won the festival ‘Star rain’ in Czechia, was appearing on many stages of Saint-Petersburg.
Later was interested in salsa and since that time I’ve been dedicating myself to Latin dances. At first, I was learning a lot and later started to teach. Being a psychologist I had worked out plenty of educating courses in different aspects of salsa.
In 2010 got the award “Teacher’s debut” and “Miss Hope” on the ceremony of commitment the awards in the area of Latin-American culture SNA in Moscow. In 2013 became the prizewinner of the show-spot competition «Sabrosunsky» on the White Nights salsa fest in Saint-Petersburg.
In 2014 I opened a Dancing school with my partner Anastasiya Stashevskaya. Dance High School is now a place where I do all the experiments with my students and teachers team. In 2014 and 2016 have got a “Miss salsa” title under the version of SNA, in 2017 – Teacher of the year, 2018 – Dance High School got School of the year.
Now I’m traveling all over Russia and Europe, giving workshops for students and teachers. Classes in such cities as Vienna, Split, Moscow, Minsk, Almaty, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Odessa, and some others are under my belt. It’s interesting for me to improve myself, to open up new styles, create new staging and elaborate exclusive courses