Yulia Zagoruychenko

Originally from Russia, she began dancing at the early age of seven. As a child, she enjoyed watching and copying dancers on TV so her mother agreed to take her to dance classes where she did folk dancing for four years. She then moved into ballroom dancing. At the age of 11, Zagoruychenko started to teach kids to earn some money which she then gave to her parents. At age 12, she earned her first major title in Russia when she became the Russian Junior National Champion. For financial reasons, she could not afford to dance both Ballroom and Latin and so at the age of 16 she chose to pursue Latin. At the age of 21 she decided to move to America, and partnered with Maxim Kozhevnikov. Together they became the US National Professional Champions. In the fall of 2007, she began dancing with Riccardo Cocchi.  They are the current World Latin Dance Champions.





This instructor is associated with the following variations:

International Latin Cha Cha

International Latin Samba

International Latin Rumba

International Latin Jive