PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS

MILLA MACDONALD

Milla’s lifelong passion for ballroom and latin dance is what brought her to the career of teaching and running Ottawa Dance Sport. She is known for her patience, encouragement, and sharing her love of dance with her students. In her professional competitive career, Milla took part in many Canadian and US competitions. Her highest competitive achievement was becoming Canadian Open Professional Latin Champion in 2011. Milla has now retired from competitive dance to focus solely on teaching adults and kids latin & ballroom dance, in both recreational and competitive programs that the studio offers.

MICHAEL KUDRYASHOV

To join our team of instructors, Michael has made a long journey to Ottawa from Russia in April, 2014. Michael’s knowledge and experience is in international latin and ballroom dance. He has competed in such world class dance competitions as Blackpool Dance Festival in England and Russian Open in Russia. In Blackpool, Michael danced in the semi-final – an achievement that very few dancers in the world have attained. And, Michael was a finalist in the Russian Open which is another rare achievement. Today, Mickey teaches couples and single students. He is very passionate about his teaching career and being able to share this passion with his students.

TITO T. MONTANO

Tito is one of the studio’s most experienced teachers and has joined our team in 2008. Wedding dance choreography and American style ballroom and latin are Tito’s specialty. Tito has created some of the most beautiful wedding dances for Ottawa’s newlyweds. Tito is also one of Ottawa’s best known and highly renowned salsa teachers. In his many years of teaching and dancing, Tito has competed in competitions in Canada and the United States. His most recent one was the Manhattan Dance Sport Championships. Tito considers himself lucky to have the opportunity to share his passion for dance with aspiring dancers. Today, Tito is also one of Ottawa’s most sought-after real estate agents.