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Svetlana Iskhakov

Artist's Narrative

Svetlana Iskhakov Svetlana Iskhakov started dancing at the age of 9. She received extensive training in ballroom dance and ballet in the leading studios of Moscow. She has won numerous awards in Russia and the US.

Svetlana performs and coaches extensively both nationally and worldwide. She has represented the US at competitions in England, Finland, Japan, Russia and Canada and around the United States. She is also featured in the Hollywood film Dance With Me starring Vanessa Williams. Svetlana is actively involved in teaching and popularizing the art of ballroom and dancesport. She is the director and the owner of the Columbus Dance Centre, a spacious state of the art dance studio bringing together all forms of dance, as well as the director of the Columbus Dancesport Academy for training children dedicated to becoming future dance champions. Svetlana also works extensively with college students as an official coach of the Ohio State University and Kenyon College Ballroom Teams, as well as regular adjudicator for the collegiate dancesport competitions.

In addition to the competitive dancesport career Svetlana received BFA in dance from the Dance Department of the Ohio State University in 2001. She also previously studied for two years at the Dance Department of the Moscow University of Culture, studying dance technique (ballet, modern dance, jazz, ballroom, folk, etc.), dance composition, notation, stage production, lighting design, dance dynamics, contact improvisation and history of dance, as well as supplementary movement disciplines as yoga, pilates, Alexander Technique etc.


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Availability

Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Dancesport/ Ballroom Program (Grade levels K-12)
Very popular with children of all ages, this extremely energetic, lively dance program introducing up to five dances such as: Salsa, Merengue, Swing, Cha-Cha-Cha and Samba. Coordination, good poise and posture, etiquette, confidence and most valuable life long social skills are developed during this program.
Activity Options:
Dance Program
  • Duration: 8 sessions/ 45 minutes each
  • Fees: $600
  • Requirements: Music equipment (boom box), spacious room to dance. Students should NOT wear sneakers or tennis shoes (because of the friction). For ages 4-12, 20 students max.

Dansport/ Ballroom Workshop (Grade levels K - 12)
This 45-min exciting, full energy dance class introduces children to up to four different dances.  Each dance will be introduced with its brief history, the country of origins and geographical placement on the world map.

Activity Options:
Dance Workshop
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $100
  • Requirements: Music equipment (boom box), spacious room to dance. Students should NOT wear sneakers or tennis shoes (because of the friction). For ages 4-12, 20 students max.