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Country: Canada – Vancouver

Now based in Vancouver BC, Lena and her partner Nikit teach Urban Kiz and Kizomba out of D2 Dance Studio.

After a rigorous eight-month training and teaching program under Rina and Anjan, Nikit and Lena have continued to travel North America to train and expand their skills and knowledge to share with their students.

Lena believes that strong technique allows dancers to develop freedom of expression and ease on the dance floor. While this is important, connection and feeling is what first made her fall in love with the dance and what she hopes students will also take from her classes.

Victoria will always be a special place for her, as it was her home base for both her studies and her discovery of partner dance, and she has been supporting and enjoying the festival since year one. She is thrilled to be assisting again this year at VIKFEST 2020!

P.S. Lena LOVES to social dance, so go find her for a dance as she makes her way around the floor in her attempts to grab a dance with each and everyone.