Katusha Demidova

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Born in Moscow, Russia, Katusha Demidova has trained in professional Standard Ballroom dance for nearly her entire life. After taking residence in the United States, Demidova first performed with Jonathan Wilkins and achieved plenty of success. While the top-ranked pair in the US from 1998 to 2007, Demidova and Wilkins failed to take the World Championship. It was not until Demidova paired with Arunas Bizokas that she ascended to the ranks of professional dance’s elite.

Their couple immediately became an unstoppable force. After only one month together Katusha and Arunas swept the Ohio Star Ball championships, and then two months later participated in the United Kingdom Open Championships where they placed second among all the best dancers in the world. It was unbelievable result, which came as a surprise to many people, including Arunas and Katusha, who worked very hard preparing for this championships, but didn’t expect to be awarded such high placing. In the year 2008 they became established at the top of Professional Ballroom Dancing World by placing second in all major competitions. It was incredible rise, but even greater success was destined for them next year. Arunas & Katusha won their first World Championships title in September, 2009, after dancing together for less than two years! They were thrilled to reach this pinnacle of the competitive dancing, but at the same time they felt that they still had a lot to offer and they continue working on improving their dancing, so that their performances bring even more joy and excitement for the audience. Arunas and Katusha have been the World Professional Ballroom Champions for a stunning 10 years straight and have won the British Open title 8 times.