Irina TrebunskayaStudio Owner / Instructor
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.