Lilia and Grigori have together based the studio and it's principles beginning in 2007-2008 when the studio had just opened. Lilia has been instructor and choreographer since then. Her successes in her competitive career include Finalist and Champion of all competitions in the Southwest ending with her as U.S. National Amateur Latin Semi-Finalist after only one year of competing. She has trained with world class coaches including Donald Johnson, Yulia Zagoruychencko and Shirley Ballas. She is self-taught through dance books, latin technique books written by the Latin geniuses of today such as Ruud Vermeij and Maximilian Winkelhus. She is an ISTD Certified International Latin Adjudicator and aspires to become a world class judge. She has performed for artists such as Mister X, Forbidden Saints, and has featured in a MacCoffee Commercial. She competes Pro-Am with students and is actively training the youth to become successful dancers. Aside from her latin dancing, Lilia also has a degree in Massage Therapy, which has proven useful in her advice to students injuries at the studio. She is also a Level 10 Piano Graduate and a versatile dancer including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Jazz.