Studio Owner & Coach

Studio Owner & Coach

ANNA TREBUNSKAYA

World famous Anna, dancer, choreographer, actress and TV personality. Anna was born and raised in Chelyabinsk, Russia in a family of professional ballroom dancers, so the transition to the dance floor was a natural progression of her heritage. She began her journey as a dancer at the ripe young age of six, winning her first ballroom dance competition a year later. When she was 17, Anna moved to the United States with her parents to further pursue her career as a professional, world class dancer. She won her first US title of Amateur Standard Youth Championship in 1997.

In 2000, Anna became a professional competitive dancer and instructor and shortly thereafter moved to California to partner with dancer Jonathan Roberts. From 2001 to 2006 they achieved many high placements in prestigious competitions around the world. Anna was the 2004 USA Rising Star Latin Champion, ranked 6th in the U.S., 24th in the world and placed 2nd in the Blackpool Rising Star Latin championship.

In 2006, Anna teamed with Pavlo Barsuk for two years, capturing 3rd place in the Professional Latin U.S. final, 2nd place in the Rising Star Professional Latin UK Championship and 4th in the Rising Star Professional Latin Blackpool Dance Festival. In the same year, Anna made her Dancing With The Stars debut during Season 2, partnering with NFL legend, Jerry Rice, coming in runner-up. For nine more seasons, she was a staple on the show.

In addition to her television appearances, Anna continues to perform in various live stage shows all over the country. You can see her headlining productions such as Dance to the Movies, Ballroom with a Twist, Forever Tango, and more.

The Russian beauty has been featured in numerous media outlets including Shape Magazine, Life & Style, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, TV Guide, Runway, InTouch, People, US Weekly, and many others. She has also made appearances on ABC's Shark Tank as an endorsee of Posture Now, the infomercial for Total Gym, Hell's Kitchen, a special celebrity episode of Family Feud and was a celebrity curator on Opensky.com. She has also been on ESPN's Mike & Mike Show teaching Mike Greenberg to salsa.

Also an entrepreneur, Anna and her mother Irina together own the You Can Dance studio in Hermosa Beach, CA. Anna currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/writer/filmmaker Nevin Millan, their daughter Amalya and son Kaspyan.


Studio Owner

Studio Owner

IRINA TREBUNSKAYA

Irina is the co-owner of You Can Dance Studio with her daughter, pro DWTS dancer Anna Trebunskaya and was also her childhood dance instructor. Irina has a rich dance background as a competitor, instructor and manager of dance institutions. She was a Russian professional champion finalist and a U.S. Pro/Am champion.

After a successful tenure as head instructor in Chelyabinsk (a well-known Russian home for world champions), Irina opened and ran a dance studio in New York City. Her heart and passion is reflected in her teaching, instructor selection and teacher/student mentoring. 

She has gone on to become a Certified Master of Dance in all four styles: International Standard & Latin, American Rhythm & Smooth. Irina is also a choreographer.

Irina is an adjudicator for USA Dance and WDSF that has taken her throughout the world judging.  She enjoys working with youth and is certified in the school district.  She is also certified in Autism Movement Therapy by world renown, Joanne Lara.  

In addition to being a studio owner, Irina is one of the Founders of Dance It Up, a non profit organization supporting dance and, Organizer of the Hot Ballroom Dancesport Challenge, an internationally recognized dance competition in the Los Angeles area.  


Instructor & Kid's Program Director

Instructor & Kid's Program Director

SASHA KAMNEV

Professional dancer, choreographer, licensed IDSA international dance teacher, adjudicator and competitor.

Current, 2018 USA Dance National Professional Open Latin Champion and 2018 USA Dance National Professional Latin Show Dance Champion.

Master of Sport of International class; Master of sport of Ukraine; 2014 IDSA World Champion, 2015 EDSF European Champion, 2015 Ukrainian Open Champion, the winner of Dance Star Festivals in 2015/2016, California Open Championship 2017, 2018 Embassy Ballroom Championship, 2018 Elite Championship and more.

Columnist of “Dance Beat” magazine, New-York.

One of the main Dance Instructor and Program Director at the elite ballroom and latin studio “You Can Dance” in Hermosa Beach, CA , owned by Dancing With The Stars Pro Veteran Anna Trebunskaya and Irina Trebunskaya.

Oleksandr is originally from Ukraine. He was moved to USA in 2016 and successfully continue to dance and compete in NDCA and USA Dance with his wife and partner Kateryna Kamnieva. 
He has more than 20 years of dance experience and almost 15 years of teaching all different age groups, levels, styles and needs.


Instructor

Instructor

KATYA KAMNIEV

Katya is a professional dancer, choreographer, licensed IDSA international dance teacher, adjudicator and competitor.

She and her husband, Sasha are the current 2018 USA Dance National Professional Open Latin Champions and 2018 USA Dance National Professional Latin Show Dance Champions.

She is Master of Sport of International class; Master of sport of Ukraine; 2014 IDSA World Champion, 2015 EDSF European Champion, 2015 Ukrainian Open Champion, the winner of Dance Star Festivals in 2015/2016, California Open Championship 2017, 2018 Embassy Ballroom Championship, 2018 Elite Championship and more.

She is one of our main Dance Instructors and a Program Director at our elite ballroom and latin studio “You Can Dance” in Hermosa Beach, CA , owned by Dancing With The Stars Pro Veteran Anna Trebunskaya and Irina Trebunskaya.

Katya is originally from Ukraine. She moved to the US in 2016 and successfully continue to dance and compete with NDCA and USA Dance with her husband and partner, Sasha.

She has more than 18 years of dance experience and around 8 years of teaching all different age groups, levels, styles and needs. She is also experienced working with people on the Autism Spectrum.


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KONSTANTIN YAKUNIN

Konstantin Yakunin has been in the dance world as a working professional for over 30 years. He is an adjudicator with USA Dance an WDSF, instructor, choreographer, coach and Pro/Am competitor. He is a former competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer who competed extensively in Russia and was Regional 10 Dance Champion from 1987 to 1993 in Russia.  He had extensive experience training Formation Teams, which annually competed in Russian National College competitions.  

Konstantin has received many honor certificates and awards from the Russian Federation Professional Union of Ballroom Dance and has been an invited lecturer for Russian Regional Seminars at various competitions.

He is certified in Autism Movement Therapy.

Fun Fact – Konstantin and Irina Trebunskaya use to be dance partners in Russia