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My name Elena Samodanova

I'm Ballroom Dance Judge.

Choreographer for Latin and Ballroom Dance styles.


Studio Owner/Judge/Producer/Choreographer


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Elena Samodanova is an international multi-award winning artist, who has worked extensively throughout Asia, United Kingdom, Australia, North America and Europe as a judge, choreographer and dancer while also being a mentor to many dancers across the world. Some of her major credits include being featured in the Russian version of TV hit show “Dancing With The Stars” as a JUDGE.

DWTS Australia2012


Choreographer/Dancer on  “Dancing With The Stars” in Bollywood aka “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” 2014 on the Colors TV Channel in India. Prior to that I worked on both the Australian and American versions of hit TV show “Dancing With The Stars” as well as the Australian version of “So You Think You Can Dance”.


Stage Producer

  1. Producer 2018 Pro Dance Camp, Palm Springs, CA

    • Developed concept to give fans of dance shows and dance students opportunity to learn from top dancers from Dancing with the Stars.

    • Designed daily schedule (classes, reception, private lessons & dance show) for those in attendance to get the most of the weekend.

    • Managed elements from location/hotel, website booking, hiring talent/teachers and staff so weekend dance experience event was a success.

    • Created, choreographed and performed in professional dance show.

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