Artem Shiller & Ginny Ray

Born and raised on formal dance in Moscow, Artem came to the US to find a new adventure. Here he met Ginny, also a lifelong dancer, but with a way different story. Together, they are building a tale of their own.

With his competitive background in the International styles from childhood on, Artem quickly caught on to their American counter parts. His well trained body and his analytical mind fell in love with American Rhythm and Smooth, he now just needed a partner to train with...

Enter: Ginny Ray...
With early childhood gymnastics and ballet, Ginny's evolution as a dancer has maneuvered her through several genre's. After leaving college as a Ballet Education major, she found herself drawn to Hustle and Salsa. She went on to win two World Hustle Championships and share the stage with some of the world's best Salsa dancers. Most recently she found her way back to fundamentals in American Ballroom... where she found a handsome and highly capable Artem.

Artem and Ginny Ray found a uniqueness in each other that was irresistable to exploration. After some dabbling in Theater Arts and Cabaret, they decided that their talents and experiences met in the middle with American Rhythm. From there, they took off running...well, dancing. They are currently training and competing all over the US as well as coaching a team of competitive student partners to do the same. Together, their adventure has received several Top Teacher Awards, Top Studio awards, and many podium appearances for their display during Rising Star and Open Rhythm competitions.

They can be found in the Northern Virginia area teaching and training as well as performing at events across the east coast.
Awards
2017:
  • Virginia State Dancesport Showdance Champion

2018:
  • American Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Northcoast Dancesport Classic Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place, Open Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Cincinnati Ballroom Classic 1st place Rising Star Basics, 2nd Place Rising Star Rhythm
  • Motown Showdown Rising Star Rising Star Champion
  • Yuletide Ball Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place

2019:
  • Heritage Classic Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Tri-State Challenge Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Michigan Dance Challenge Rising Star Rhythm 2nd Place
  • Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships Rising Star Rhythm 3rd Place
  • American Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm 2nd Place
  • Savannah Dance Classic Rising Star Rhythm Champion, Open Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Northcoast Classic Rising Star Rhythm Champion, Open Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Cincinnati Ballroom Classic 1st Place Basics, Rising Star Rhythm Champion, Open Rhythm 3rd Place
  • Capital Dance Sport Rhythm Basics 3rd Place
  • Constitution State DanceSport Championships Rising Star Rhythm runners up
  • Hotlanta The Classic Rising Star Rhythm Champions
  • North American Imperial Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm runners up, Open Rhythm runners up
  • South Open Dancesport Championships Rising Star Rhythm Champions
  • Yuletide Ball Professional Rhythm Basics 1st Place, Rising Star 3rd Place, Open Rhythm

2020:
  • Snow Ball Rising Star Champions, Open Rhythm Runners up
  • Golden Star Dancesport Championships Rising Star Rhythm Runners up

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