Available for Coaching Lessons video click here...
Svetlana Iskhakov, founder, owners and director of the Columbus DanceCentre is one of the top professional dancesport dancers in the United States and the world.
She was a US representative to the world professional 10-dance championships held in Japan on June 22, 2003.
Her titles include 3rd place in the 2003 US professional 10-dance championships , 1999 Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising Star Latin-American Champion,
Open Professional Northcoast and Cincinnatti Dancesport Champion. ISDT Certified Coach and Adjudicator.
She also has a very strong and broad academic background. Svetlana received BFA in dance from Ohio State University completing the studies she did at the University of Culture in Moscow, Russia.
Svetlana has an extensive teaching experience. She has recentely been selected by the Greater Columbus Arts Council as featured artist into the Artist-In-School Program. After directing her own dance studio in Moscow, Russia, she founded Columbus Dancesport Academy (CDA) in 1996, one of the first dancesport institutions in USA dedicated to training young dancesport athletes. CDA was home of mid-west first junior and amateur dancesport couples of national and international caliber. Columbus DanceCentre is the successor to CDA taking dancing in Columbus to an entirely different level of quality instructiona and style fusion thus realizing Svetlana's original vision.
Svetlana travels extensively coaching and performing nationally and worldwide. She performed roles of the head coache of the OSU and Kenyon College Ballroom Teams. In 2002 she served on the faculty of the Summer Children Camp organized by the Dance Department of Brigham Yong University in Provo, UT. She is frequentely invited to judge and do demonstrations at the collegiate competitions around the country, including OSU, Cornell, Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State universities. She and her first partner Igor have appeared as featured dancers in the Hollywood release "Dance with me" with Vanessa Williams. A documentary film "Igor and Svetlana" directed by OSU professor Vicki Uris was screened at the Lincoln Center in NY as a winner of the International Dance on Video Festival. Svetlana has been featured in numerous articles in Columbus Dispatch, New York Times, This Week, Columbus Alive, Gahanna News etc.