Olga 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.