Igor Mikushov and Ekaterina Romashkina
Igor Mikushov is originally from Tomsk, Siberia whilst Ekaterina Romashkina is from Moscow, Russia. They have both been dancing since 9 years old.
Winning the Professional Rising Star UK in 2014
• Empire Championships 2017 3rd place
• Ohio Star Ball 2016 3rd place
• The Imperial Championships 2015 3rd place
• The International Championships Open Professional Quarter finalists 2013-2016
• Kremlin World Cup in Russia 4th place 2014
• UK Open Professional Rising Star Champion 2014
• US National Professional Rising Star Champion 2013
• The International Championships Rising Star Finalists 2013
• Disney Cup in Paris Professional Rising Star Champion 2013
At the age of 17 Igor moved to Moscow to continue his dancing career with Ekaterina who was 15 at that time. They were competing for Russia in the International Ballroom division where they placed in the top 12 at the Russian Open Championship in 2006. Throughout their youth and amateur career they placed in the finals of many International competitions such as the Blackpool Dance Festival, the International Dance Championships, and were runners up in the Italian Open and Austrian Open. Both Igor and Ekaterina graduated from Russia’s most prestigious artistic university – GITIS, achieving Bachelor of Arts degree’s, becoming certified Ballroom Dance Teachers and Choreographers.
After a successful 3 years as a Youth couple they split up and moved out to different countries. Igor went to the USA, becoming US Amateur Ballroom Champion 2008, US Amateur 10 dance runner up 2008, Ohio Star Ball Amateur Champion 2007 and 2008, Manhattan Dancesport Amateur Champion 2007 and 2008 and was also a Blackpool Dance Festival finalist in the Under 21s category.
Ekaterina moved to Italy at first and then spent several years traveling around the world gaining such titles as World Amateur Championship title in 2009, UK Amateur Rising Star Champion 2009, Dutch Open Champion 2009, London Open Champion 2010, Youth Under 21 World Champion 2008, Blackpool Dance festival finalist 2009 and also an International Championships finalist 2008.
In 2012 Ekaterina and Igor were reunited and at first were dancing as Amateurs before shortly after becoming Professionals representing the United States. They currently live, teach and train in New Jersey.
Igor and Ekaterina actively compete themselves in Pro/Am whilst also teaching multiple students. They both are fully certified and licensed adjudicators with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
Igor wears the Freed Modern Flex shoe in a Special, Ekaterina dances in the Purity shoe in a Special.