World, British Open and National Ballroom Champions
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Michael and Nika

Michael started dancing at his family dance school 'Surrey Hills Dance Centre' at the age of 5, and worked his way up through the ISTD medal system before deciding to compete at the age of 10. Nika started dancing at the age of 12 at 'Shans' dance club in Kiev and both had previous international success before dancing together.


Michael & Nika started dancing together in March 2013 and had an immensely successful Youth (Under 21) career, winning the following prestigious titles: 

• United Kingdom Closed Youth Ballroom Champions
• Galaxy Imperial Youth Ballroom Champions
• Europa Imperial Youth Ballroom Champions
• Embassy Ball Youth Ballroom Champions
• WDC World Youth Ballroom Champions
• British National Youth Ballroom Champions
• British Open Youth Ballroom Champions

as well as being awarded the prestigious 'Young Dancer of the Year Award' in 2015. They now compete together in the Amateur category and are regular International quarterfinalists, as well as National and European finalists.

Michael and Nika got married in August 2017 and live together with their dog Lola in Surrey. Nika graduated with a 1st in BSc (Hons) in Business Management at Kingston University in Summer 2018 and Michael has completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Surrey in Autumn 2020.



Michael & Nika are teachers at Surrey Hills Dance Centre and offer the following services:



We offer private lessons for all grades, ages and standards and happy to work with both couples and individuals.

We work with couples to create a beautiful routine that runs smoothly and fits your favourite song for your first dance together.



We offer both Ballroom and Latin show demonstrations and have performed at birthdays, corporate and social events as well as many other occasions.

We are available to model for any style of photo shoot, from casual to promotional purposes and have worked with artists, photographers and apparel companies.


Here is a small collection of our photos



Alternatively, you can get in touch by phone or through our Facebook page at:

Tel: (Nika) 07798888984

(Michael) 07527624978


We are mainly based in Dorking, Surrey and teach in several locations in the nearby area. For further details regarding specific locations please visit:

Also, please feel free to check out our instagram pages:

Michael's Instagram: 


Nika's Instagram:


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We are proud to be sponsored by International Dance Shoes, Tania International Design and Chrisanne Clover and endorse the services of Julia Karaseva