Masha is an absolute legend in the NZ dance scene! She is a world salsa champion, and a multiple times winner of numerous competitions in NZ, Australia and overseas. Masha has been teaching dance for over 20 years (since 1998), here in NZ and overseas, sharing her love of dance with 1000s of students. For many years she ran the highly successful latin dance studio "Latinissimo" in Auckland, producing multiple student champions - including the only amateur world champion representing NZ, and a lot of her past students are now professionals on their own.
In 2017 she moved to Nelson, which means the sunny capital of NZ wins again! Latin Dance Hub is the new brand under which she can continue sharing her love and passion of dancing, here in Nelson and Tasman.
Lev started dancing as an adult, back in 2007, first in ballroom, then switching to salsa in 2010. Ironically, it was at Masha's studio "Latinissimo" in Auckland, where he acquired a solid foundation of latin dancing, that would be the base to build on, when travelling the world in later years, learning from overseas instructors in UK, US and Canada. He danced and performed in various teams along the way, at latin dance events around the world.
With Masha as the choreographer and instructor, Lev placed 1st in 2017 NZ Salsa Open Semi-Pro Couples. An achievement that he is extremely proud of!
Emily, Golden Bay