Owner & Franchisee
Iraida Volodina (native of St. Petersburg, Russia) began ballroom dancing at the age of seven. Over the years she studied contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, swing, ballet and performed with dance companies and in various projects in Russia with Phil LaDuca, Alvin Aley company, productions with Mariinskiy Theatre and the list goes on.
In 2006 Ms. Volodina graduated St. Petersburg University of Sports with degree in Physical Therapy to be able approach teaching at the new level.
In 2007 Ms. Volodina moved to America and began her career with Arthur Murray International. Ms. Volodina partnered with Ricardo Sopin and together they won many American Rhythm Championships across the US. In 2010 they were featured on ABC’s Dancing with The Stars (tribute to Haiti 10th Season)
Ms. Volodina has over 10 years of teaching experience is very passionate about enhancing peoples life through dance.
Recently Ms. Volodina became a franchisee of Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich with Christine Georgopulo.