KRISTINA JACZESKO started dancing at the age of two. Her dance education includes ballet, jazz, tap, acro, modern and ballroom. She has extensive dance training and teacher training in the Russian tradition of Vaganova Ballet under the direction and tutelage of Mansur Kamaletdinov.
Including competitive dance, Kristina's performance experience includes the Moscow Ballet, Radio Disney Dancers, and various recital and community company performances. At competitions, Kristina has achieved national champion status in both solo and group performance.
Kristina graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management. She continues to teach, train, and perform in dance with a focus on ballet and ballroom. Kristina is a National Dance Council of America registered professional.
Ask how they met… go ahead. You’ll never believe the love story.
Dmitry Demidov has been dancing since the age of six. Originally from Russia, he competed in ballroom for many years all over the world. He has competed many times at Blackpool, the world's largest ballroom festival, and has placed 14th out of 330 couples.
In 2001, he was the #10 couple IN THE WORLD on the IDSF list. He has shared the stage with many celebrity dancers including Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Chelsie Hightower, Jenna Johnson, DNA, & others from Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and World of Dance.
Dmitry holds a Master’s Degree in Physical and Dance Education. He works with students at all levels and ages, both social and competitive. He is often referred to around the ‘Burgh as The Real Deal, and we have to agree. Dmitry is a National Dance Council of America Registered Professional.
Brittany Demidov has no ballroom dance experience whatsoever… that doesn’t mean she’s not a killer studio manager. She’s the agent, administrator, accountant, marketer, PR, and HR specialist for all things Demidov Dance & Wedding Dance Pittsburgh. You may not see her in the studio but you can be sure she’s got her eyes on things. Well, at least one eye while the other is watching two miniature versions of her and Dmitry.
Not only is she a mom and our manager, Brittany is also a very talented professional actress and singer. She holds a degree in Performing Arts from Point Park University.