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Olga Richardson

Olga Richardson is an accomplished former competitive dancer. Her titles include: World Professional Latin Finalist (representing the United States), as well as a United Kingdom, International, Dutch and Asian Open “Open to the World” Latin Finalist, World Cup Professional Latin Champion and USA “Open” Professional Latin Champion.

She has been dancing since the age of 5. Originally from St. Petersburg Russia, and now a US Citizen, she relocated first to Houston, Texas and then to New York City with her now husband and former co owner of New Yorker Social Dance Club, Paul Richardson.”

Olga is a Qualified member of Pan American Teachers of Dance and is an accredited Latin coach and competition adjudicator who has several times judged the official World Dance Council “World Pro-Am Championships”.

After retiring from the competition floor in 2007, Olga has now changed her career course to be an active director for Premier Dance USA. When she is not busy training staff in International and American Style Ballroom and Latin dancing, Olga is busy inspiring the team to become the best in the industry.

Olga Richardson (formerly Rodionova) was a Co-Owner and Director of The New Yorker Social Dance Club and Basic Ballroom NY from 2009 to 2013.  She is the current owner of Premier Dance in Houston, TX.

Dance Vision
National Championships Workshops

December 2, 2022

  • Professional Workshops are open to Certified Dance Vision Instructors & Examiners.
  • Student/Amateur Workshops are open to everyone, no membership required.
  • Classes are free if registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • Classes are $35 each if you are not registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • 9-9:45AM  |  Professional Meetings   
  • 10:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 11:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  Communication and the Basic Principles of 3 W’s: What? Where? When? (Smooth Technique) 
  • 12:00PM  |  David Elkin  |  We Are Better Together: Partners for Success (Business Meeting)
  • 1:00PM  |   Ilya Rezin  |  Let’s Talk About that Standing Leg (Rhythm Technique)
  • 1:00PM  |  Babette Brown & Esther Frances  |  TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 2:00PM  |  Heather Smith  |  How to Increase Flexibility, Freedom, and Space in Your Movement (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  John DePalma  |   TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 3:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |   Your Driving Force: Using Your Center as an Engine (Latin Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Lori Woods-Gay  |  Dance Vision Professional Exams
  • 5:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 10:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 11:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |  Developing Your Musicality With Weight Change (Latin Technique) 
  • 1:00PM  |  Timothy & Michelle Mason  | TBD (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  Ilya Reyzin  |  Movement versus Positions (Rhythm Technique)
  • 3:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |   TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Nazar Norov  | Using Your Arms to Tell a Story: How to use Your Arms and Hands to Express Yourself in Figures (Rhythm Technique)
  • 5:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)