Vadym Pidhoretskyy & Ruby Castro

Vadym, born in Ukraine began his dance career at the age of 9 years old. He realized his affinity for dance only a short time after and knew that his burning passion was going to carry him to new heights in the future. As he grew up in Ukraine, he worked on his craft and let his love for dance lead the way.

In 2018, he moved to the United States to continue his growth as a dancer and establish new connections. He was fortunate enough to find Sasha Nissengolts and receive training at the Dance Passion dance studio in Brooklyn, New York. His career with his partner began only a short month later, they went on to achieve many great results together. His titles include but are not limited to:

•Under 21 Latin World Champion, WBO
•Under 19 Latin World Champion, WBO
•German Open Dance Festival Under 19 Latin champion
•United States National Latin Championship, Under 19 bronze medalist •WDC Dublin, Under 19 Latin semi-finalist
•International Championships Under 21 Latin Quarter-finalist
•Dutch Open , Under 19 Latin Quarter-finalist
•Ohio Star Ball Under 19 Latin Champion
•Ohio Star Ball Under 21 Latin Vice-champion

Ruby Castro started dancing at the age of 5 in her parents' dance studio (Dance Town) located in Miami, FL. She has trained in all genres of dance including ballet, ballroom, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and modern dance. “Dance is dance to me no matter what shape or medium, expressing myself through movement is my passion” says Ruby. Her parent’s undying love for dance has most definitely been passed down to her and she could not imagine a world without her dancing in it. Since the age of 6, her teacher Loreta Kriksciukaityte and mentor Ivan Mulyavka have been the driving force behind her successful ballroom career. She has been rewarded with multiple titles throughout her life, prior to their partnership. They include:

•United States National Latin champion, Under 14
•United States National Latin champion, Under 16

•Imperial Under 16 Latin semi-finalist
•Juvenile Blackpool finalist
•Ohio Starball Under 14, Under 16, and Grand slam Latin champion •Fordney Foundation Under 16 Show dance champion
•So you think you can Dance junior finalist

In February of 2021, Vadym and Ruby had both terminated their previous partnerships and were ready for a fresh start. It was only a matter of time before the two young dancers started dancing together and continued to participate in their first competition two months later. The natural chemistry between the two was undeniable, but the dedication and love for dance is what allowed them to shine above all else. Since then, they have danced in many competitions, become finalists, and even become event champions. Spanning from Youth-Latin winners all the way to Amateur Latin finalists, they are determined to fulfill their full potential and eager to see what the future holds for them.