Daniil and Maria

Daniil is an international dancer, choreographer and teacher at “Tantsklass” Moscow dance school. His dance path started with boogie woogie in 2009. In the middle of 2013 Daniil began to learn solo jazz and later that year participated in his first solo jazz competitions, which he won. That’s how one of his dance passion was born. Then international competitions, camps, lindy hop and teaching appeared in his life. Today Daniil is a Russian Lindy Hop champion, a winner of numerous Russian and international competitions in solo jazz and one of the most interesting dancers of Moscow swing dance scene. And for his solo dancing Daniil is looking for inspiration not only in authentic jazz, but also in many other styles whether it is Indian classical dancing, locking or ballet. Different dance styles complete each other, creating an interesting and unique style. “True dancer does not dance some particular style. True dancer dances himself and the music.” — Daniil thinks.

Maria and Daniil are one of the most famous Russian couple in Lindy Hop world. Professional dancers, performers, teachers, and choreographers known for their creativity and unique vision on dancing.

Both of them have started their dance path in 2009, Maria in the hometown of her – Yaroslavl and Daniil in Moscow. Starting with Boogie Woogie, later in 2013, they focused on Lindy Hop, which turned out to be much more fitting for them.

Nowadays Daniil and Maria are well known in swing dance society, teaching and performing all around Europe.
For their style, they have a plenty of inspiration from all different old and modern choreography philosophies.

«The main idea of our dancing is expressing personal feeling and understanding of the music through the dance. So to be able to express ourself more or less fully, we definitely need to have a very flexible and strongly built up instrument – couple dance technique. So we are much into technique and theory, but even though it`s not the main goal itself. Our goal is freedom of self- expression through the contact in the couple. To achieve that we need to own the instrument we`ll use for it first.

Five words to describe our philosophy: Awareness, knowledge, technique, musicality, humanity.»

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