Igor Puzhevich and Tetyana Makarenko
Igor Puzhevich is originally from Belarus and Tetyana is originally from Ukraine. They both began their dance careers between the ages of 6-8 years old. Together they joined forces in the Spring of 2020 to pursue American Rhythm and later added Cabaret. Throughout their time dancing, the pair has obtained a professional degree in Ballroom dancing.
Igor and Tetyana are proud owners of Doctor Phillips Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Orlando, FL. This is where they spend most of their time and where most (if not all) of their practicing happens. When Igor is not on the dance floor he enjoys fishing and spending time in nature. While Tetyana enjoys spending time with her two French bulldogs; named King and Queen.
A quote which the pair is inspired by is…
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
– Jimmy Johnson
Tetyana’s Best Achievements:
Bronze Medal in Blackpool; 12-Times Fred Astaire National Cabaret/Theater Art Champions; 9-Dance National Finalists at USDC; Rising Star Rhythm and Smooth Fred Astaire Finalists; 5-Time Fred Astaire World Champions and many more…
Igor’s Best Achievements:
Winner of Fred Astaire Regional Competition in Rhythm & Smooth division; Rising Star Finalist at National dance competition in Rhythm division; Bronze Cabaret medalist at FADS National in Cabaret division, Winner of Show-dance division in major events, Manhattan Dancesport Championship Rhythm Finalist.
Fred Astaire Regional Champions in Rhythm division.
Fred Astaire Virtual Show Dance Champions
Fred Astaire Rhythm Rising Star Finalist
Fred Astaire Cabaret Bronze Medalists
Rhythm Finalist in major independent competitions.