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Masha Khazanova


Masha Khazanova

Director of Instructors

As a competitive Ballroom dancer for 20 years, Masha Khazanova has enjoyed the pleasure of dancing all over the world including Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.

Masha has achieved many titles during her years as a competitive dancer including South Pacific Champion, Australasian Champion and Australian Champion. In the US she has also gained titles at the Millenium, Heart of America and First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships. She was also a finalist at the prestigious United States Dancesport Championships.

As an Australian champion she gained the honor of representing her country at numerous World Championships including the World Professional 10 Dance Championships and the World Professional Standard Championships.

Masha is accredited member of ISTD specializing in International Latin and Standard. Masha also teaches American Rhythm and Smooth.

A native of Australia with family roots in Russia, Masha is excited to join the DanceSport team in such an amazing international city as New York. DanceSport is proud to welcome Masha as our Director of Instructors!

Aleksandra Gisher

Top International Competitor Aleksandra Gisher returns to DanceSport after going out into the Professional Competition circuit in 1997 with her partner Peter Siddal with whom she placed second in Blackpool’s Rising Star Professional Latin division that same year. Other top honors include 1st UK Open 1997 Rising Star Professional Latin, 2nd Ohio Star Ball 2002 Professional Latin, 2nd British Open 1997 Rising Star Professional Latin, 3rd US Open 2003 US National Professional Latin, Top 8 Blackpool Dance Festival 2003 Professional Latin, Top 9 Blackpool Dance Festival 2004 Professional Latin, among others. During her competition years she studied with some of the best coaches in the world, such as Corky and Shirley Ballas, Aspen Salzburg, Ruud Vermey, Colin James, Mick and Launa Stylianos, Alan & Hazel Fletcher, Peter Tausend, Michael Chapman and many others. She retired from competitions in 2004 after a successful partnership with Paul Green, and she is delighted to once again call DanceSport her home.

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