Nikita Grigorchuk, originally from Ukraine and Naomi Spektor, born in the United States, started dancing together in January 2019 and competing in the Youth and Under 21 Latin. Both Nikita and Naomi are 17 years old.
Their partnership revealed itself as an immediate success. After only seven weeks of dancing together, they became United States National Champions in Youth Division and runners up in Under 21. They currently stand as the undefeated Youth champions, as they won all first places in the Youth Division at prestigious competitions such as California Open, Desert Dance Classic and Emerald Ball within the first few months of dancing together. They have also successfully entered the Amateur Latin arena by placing second in the Amateur Championships at Desert Dance Classic and 3rd at Emerald Ball!
Naomi comes from a dancing family. She started dancing at the age of 3, competing first at the Pro-Am Division with her uncle, 9-Dance United States National Champion Ilya Reyzin.
Later in her career she started to successfully compete in both Latin and Ballroom and was placed 3rd at the 10-Dance World Championship in Youth Division which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. In her previous partnership Naomi became United States Nation Champion in Junior Latin and runner-up in Junior Ballroom as well as United States National Ballroom Champion in Youth Division. She competed internationally and was finalist of Fred Astaire Cup in Paris, Imperial Championship in London and UK Open 10-Dance Championship.
Nikita was very successful in the International arena. He was runner-up in the Youth Latin of Assen Dutch Open Championship and finalist of the Under 21 Division. At the 2018 World Championship in Paris, he was placed 3 in Youth Latin. He was also a winner of the Ohio Star Ball in Youth Division.
Nikita relocated from Ukraine to Arizona, United States in August of 2018. In January of 2019, after both Naomi’s and Nikita’s prior partnerships has ended, Naomi moved to Arizona from the East Coast to dance with Nikita and train at the Fred Aster Junior Dance Studio of Scottsdale under the tutelage of the world known coaches Nataliia Biedniagina and Roman Myrkin.
Even though, Nikita and Naomi have only been dancing together for several months, they proved how strong and powerful their partnership is and they looking forward to what they can accomplish together.