NBC’s World of Dance is the world’s most competitive dance competition, where celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Derek Hough, and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum watch incredible dancers compete for a whopping $1 million prize. From hip hop to tap, break dancing to ballroom, it’s a celebration of all things dance, and we’re pumped to give you a look at each and every amazing dancer, duo, and crew. Let’s meet the DNA dance duo.
DNA DANCE DUO
Style: Ballroom (Duo)
From: New York, N.Y.
Who they are: The Ukrainian-born couple grew up with a passion for ballroom dance. Denys Drozdyuk is a three-time World Ballroom Dance champion and was the first and only Ballroom dancer ever to be accepted to Juilliard. Together, Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina are an unstoppable duo, winning two US National Ballroom championship titles and becoming World Championship Finalists. They have also appeared as World of Dance frontrow performers.
Denys Drozdyuk started dancing at the age of 4 in Ukraine. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the world-famous Juilliard School in New York, which he attended on a full scholarship and a Master of Arts Degree in Dance Education from New York University.
Antonina Skobina was born in Ukraine. Since the age of 7, she has been receiving the best ballroom dance training in Ukraine, Germany, England, and the United States. She is a 2-time U.S. National Amateur Latin Champion, as well as a 2011 Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Winner. She is also a 2015 and 2016 World Championship Finalist.
Fun fact: They are the first American couple to win the Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Latin Championship in Blackpool, England, the most prestigious ballroom dance competition in the world. Denys was also a So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 Winner.
Where to catch them: Follow them on Instagram: @dna_denysantonina | Facebook: @DNADenysAntonina | Website: www.dnadenysantonina.com | Denys’ instagram: @denys_drozdyuk | Antonina’s Instagram: @antoninaskobina
Watch them in action: With supreme technique and skill, this duo is a force to be reckoned with.