Spotlight on Ballroom Extravaganza Dancers Anna Trukhan and Ilia Zakharav
Anna Trukhan and her partner Ilia Zakharav are certain to be a popular dance couple of the Westchester Broadway Theatre audience when they appear in the Ballroom Dancesport show “We Are the Champions” on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016.
In less than three years dancing together, Trukhan and Zakharav have heard nothing but resounding applause during their highly entertaining presentations. They are currently the United States National Standard Showdance champions. “Our victory in the United States is something we’re especially proud of,” says Trukhan who, along with her partner, are originally from Ukraine.
“We’ve done a lot of shows lately and many aboard ships”, she points out. “We’ve been regular performers and dance instructors for Holland, America, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Companies, and one of our first appearances together was at Casino Resort World in Manila, and needless to say many cities in Europe and the entire United States.”
Ana and Ilia continually work at changing their well-rehearsed routines. “We keep in mind the type of audiences we’ll be dancing for,” she explains. At the WBT “Kooza”, a standard show dance will be new for them. It includes Foxtrot, Tango and Quickstep foot work. A Viennese Waltz called “Thousand Years” and a dramatic International Tango titled “Kalinka Malinka” should appeal to the crowd.
Six world renown couples comprise the show with each couple a champion in a different type dance. There are 30 show dance presentations that will be seen Including contemporary Argentine Tango stars Diego Blanco and Ana Padron.