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Steaming hot duo - Tatyana (Flamenco Dancer) and Zoya (Tango and Ballroom Dancer). Let them them fire up your party!
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Tatyana Popova professional international dancer specializing in flamenco, classical Indian dance, Russian and other dances.
Tatyana was born in a multicultural city, Almaty , capital of Kazakhstan, located in the heart of Central Asia. She started her first dance steps as a child. As early as at the age of six, she was already dancing waltzes in the dance company "Emilia".
Captivated by the beauty and power of the aura of the dance, Tatyana was introduced to another style in dance, BHARATANATYAM, fascinating and exotic style of classical dance of South India. Tatyana began studying Bharatanatyam with Akmaral Kainazarova who introduced this style of dance in Kazakhstan. Tatyana soon found herself participating in concerts and festivals organized by the Indian Cultural Center and the Embassy of India in Kazakhstan, often responsible for the most important roles.
A new opportunity presented to Tatyana, participation in the international festival "Voice of Asia" where she received the second prize from the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, that awarded a grant for five years to study Bharatanatyam at the place of its origin, the Rukmini Devi Arundale College of Fine Arts - Kalakshetra, in Chennai, India. In India Tatyana , together with Fahil Bekmulin performed various styles of dance, participated as a judge on the television channel Sun TV in the "Tillana - Tillana " program seeking new talent; taughted Ballet classes in several schools.
The deep research that made the Bharatanatyam style Tatyana revealed certain links with the dance of southern Spain - "Flamenco". This connection fascinated and inspired her. Tatyana followed in the footsteps of those dancers crossing the Silk Road, sometimes to the sound of guitars that eventually led to Sevilla , Spain. In Sevilla, Tatyana enrolled at the School of Dance Matilde Coral to specialize in Spanish Flamenco dance and also attended additional classes at the Academy of Flamenco Manuel Betanzo.
Once in Spain, her knowledge of various styles of dance, particularly her unique experience with the Bharatanatyam style, Tatyana accepted invitations to represent India Dances in various parts of Spain, offers made by the Municipality of Sevilla , the Embassy of India and the Gloria Mandelik Dance Company. Tatyana also had the lead role in the production of Sleeping Beauty Compaña offered by The Tarasca Seville Theatre and in several other parts of Andalusia offered performances of contemporary dance. In Seville, Tatyana produced, choreographed and danced together with Belinda Kilpatrick on exotic production "Journey Around The World " offered by the Tan-Bele spectacular group.
Now Tatyana teaches and performs in New York City with her friend, tango and ballroom dancer, Zoya. Hire them for your next event and leave your guests in awe!