Tykhon Zhyvkov & Yana Yaroslavskaya

 

Yana is originally from Kiev, Ukraine and Tykhon is from Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Tykhon and Yana has both started dancing at age 7 years old , when their parents noticed their interest and natural talent to ballroom dancing. Both, Tykhon and Yana were representing Ukraine till 2016 , but in two different partnerships. In 2017 they started a joint career in Professional International Latin devision, however, in 2019 they decided to switch to professional Smooth. From their first competition they have succeed and fully committed to this style! Along with dance, Yana fond a passion for Photography. Her unique, classy, and tasteful style can be seen reflected in both her photos and dance. Tykhon has a wild personality , he loves to explore different activities, one of his favorites is Surfing. Both Tykhon and Yana have a love for traveling and exploring new places.

 Before becoming an official partnership, Tykhon and Yana were teaching together a lot. This forced a desire from both sides to begin dancing together, and with time they started they had their debut. Through out their partnership, Tykhon and Yana where successful enough to achieve the following;

  •  Fred Astaire Cross County, National
  • World Rising Star Smooth Champions 
  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • USDC Runner up Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Manhattan Dancesport championship Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Empire Dance Championship Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Desert Classic Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • NB ball Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Hawaii Star ball Rising Star Smooth and Show-dance Champions
  • Paragon Open DanceSport Championship Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Constitution State DanceSport Championship Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Elite DanceSport Rising Star Smooth Champions 
  • North American Imperial Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Champions
  • Millennium DanceSport Professional Latin Finalist
  • Hollywood DanceSport Probational Latin Finalist
  • Paragon Open DanceSport Championship Latin Finalist
  • Beach Bash DanceSport Latin Finalist
  • Vegas Open Dance Challenge Latin Finalist

 A goal that the couple shares is to become the US and World Smooth Champions , which they hope to achieve in the near future.