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Galina Nikitina
galina@danceworldinc.com
GALINA NIKITINA has been dancing since the age of 3 and teaching since 17 for Rostov-on-Don State University in Russia, where she held the positions of Instructor, Choreographer and Assistant Director for their Dance Team. Under her direction the team won many Russian and European competitions, and were named Top Dance Team in Russia.  As a competitive ballroom dancer, Galina has won multiple 10-Dance titles at prestigious Russian competitions, was honored with the State’s official lifetime title of ‘National Champion’, and holds the qualification of ‘Master Sportsman of International Class’. After relocating to the United States, Galina taught at Fred Astaire and the Kaiser Dance Academy in Queens, NY, as well as coached advanced students and teachers at Arthur Murray in Long Island, NY and the Paragon Dance Studio in Roselle Park, NJ.  Galina has competed in both Professional American Rhythm and International Latin, placing in the Rhythm finals at the Ohio Star Ball, and winning the Arthur Murray Rhythm Championship in 1999.  She retired from competition in 2002 to open her own studio, Dance World, in East Brunswick, NJ, which she closed after 4 successful years to start her family. Galina is known as a thorough technician and true expert of dance, body mechanics, connection, and musical interpretation. Currently Galina is a guest teacher at BIS Dance Studio in Moscow, Russia, she is coaching at the Arthur Murray Studio in Green Brook, NJ and coaching and judging in a Stardust Dance Production Weekends.
My e-mail is galina@danceworldinc.com
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