We are proud to announce the first confirmed performance of the evening will be delivered by former New Zealand National Ballroom Champions and current top ten dance ballroom and latin professionals Olya & Richard from Extend Dance Studio - http://www.extenddance.com/
Richard and Olya have been dancing together as professional dancers since March 2012 and formed Extend Dance Studio in January 2015. Both Richard and Olya are the qualified dance professionals and adjudicators who have been teaching for a number of years. They have taught social classes and competitive couples who became New Zealand National Champions.
Olya started dancing as a 5 year old in Irkutsk, Russia. She has enjoyed an extremely successful career as a junior and youth dancer achieving 3rd at the International Youth Open Championships in Moscow. Since coming to New Zealand in 2001 she has continued in her winning ways making numerous finals in all her national competitions.
Richard began dancing as an 8 year old, following in his family's footsteps. He has enjoyed many successes as a juvenile, junior and amateur adult winning numerous national and South Pacific titles. At the end of 2009, he decided to take his dancing career one step further and took up a full time position as a dance teacher.
It will be an honour to present this incredible dance partnership at Passion of Expression.