Dmytro Pankov is a professional dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and judge in the World Dance Council. He is a former Ukrainian Champion and Finalist in various age groups and organizations in Latin he was a successful finalist and semi-finalist of the famous Blackpool Dance Festival as well as other major international competitions. Dmytro has recently been competing and performing in the Pro-Am category with his student and has a very successful Pro/Am career. He originally graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. In addition, Dmytro is the founder and co-founder of various Professional, Kids, and Pro-Am dance studios in Ukraine all of which are achieving great success. His students have successfully performed in all major Ukrainian Competitions throughout the years. Dmytro is currently living in Hong Kong with his wife and professional dance partner Olesia Pankova along with their three daughters and works as a dance instructor. He is an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who loves dancing and wants to help all dancers around the world by improving the dancing world and the dancing system. He believes in the power of truth, dignity, and professionalism and his motto is “Actions speak better…”
Olesia Pankova (Alesia) is a professional dancer, judge, choreographer, and coach. She had a very successful competitive carrier, with different dance partners. She was many times, National Ukraine Ballroom, Latin and 10 dance style champion. She was a finalist and winner of numerous worlds know and prestigious events in different age groups from her childhood, being just 10 years old she already became a finalist of most prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival in the UK. After that followed by finals of World Championships, European Championships and International festivals in 10 Dance, Latin and Ballroom, wining trophies one after another. With her last partner and husband Dmytro Pankov they managed to build a great team on a dance floor and life. Their professional carrier brought them to the finals of many Asian and International events. Being ranked top 10 in Europe. Among Alesia’s coaches and mentors are the world's most established and legendary dancers, teachers. They moved to Hong Kong in 2014 and in 2017 they decided to stop the competition in order to have time to share their love for dance and experience with future generations. Alesia is a mother of 3 daughters, and she is a very humble and caring person. She loves teaching children. Her educational background as a master's degree in “Directing and organizing mass events” makes her classes full of interesting approaches and fantasies in dancing. She is a very hardworking and curious person, despite achieving great success in dancing she is now receiving a second degree in “Hotel Culinary management” which is also her passion. Being a professional sportsperson, dancer, representing her country in the world, participating and winning the top competitions around the world taught her determination, hard work and strive for perfection. Her personal skills must be always improving, everything she does must be performed at the top professional level. She believes that all you do must be done with inspiration and love!
Sarunas Greblikas originally born in Lithuania and that's where he started his first dancing steps. During his teenage years, his family immigrated to the USA and that's where Sarunas decided that he wants to link his life with the dancing world. Being a competitive dancer he had few partners as well as teacher, that allowed him to gain more experience and understand which direction to follow in order to make the most of his dancing career. His dancing career had the most improvement once he met his future wife and partner Viktorija Horeva from Latvia. They are dancing together for over 14 years now and are ranked among the top professional dancers in the world representing the Peoples Republic of China. Some of their achievements : Blackpool Amateur Rising Star Champions, runners up in Professional Rising Stars in Blackpool and now they are Semifinalists of all major Championships in the United Kingdom and the World Championships. Currently ranked as number 7 in the World Dance Council ranking. Sarunas originally graduated from ISMA University in Riga with a professional bachelor’s degree in business administration. While studying in Riga Sarunas and Viktorija have trained lots of kids, who eventually became world-known dancers and champions. Currently living in Hong Kong and traveling around the world to compete, perform, learn and share his knowledge and expertise. Being a competitor for most of his life he would like to use his experience to help other competitors in their needs in order to follow their dream to dance and compete. Teaching top couples is a big part of his daily schedule. Putting love in his work he finds it an important ingredient in order for the pupils to reach the highest results. Sarunas believes in constant learning and development. Part of the dancers’ life is also eventually to pass on the experience and knowledge to the future generations. Therefore he takes his responsibilities seriously and thinks that Details matter!
Viktorija Horeva is an international multi-award winning artist originally from Latvia, who has worked extensively throughout Asia, United Kingdom, North America, and Europe as a competitive dancer while also being a mentor and a teacher to many dancers across the world. Viktorija captured her first major title at the age of 13, becoming Latvian National Champion. Some of her major credits include being a Blackpool Amateur Rising Stars Champion, British Professional RS runner up and finalists of numerous International competitions all over the world. Currently, Viktorija and her husband Sarunas are ranked Top 7 among of all the best couples in the world. Though Latin Dancing is enjoyment for Viktorija, she is ecstatic that it’s also her career and she can share her knowledge, passion and high level of technical skills with her students. Viktorija helps her students to reach their highest potential with genuine kindness and warmth. Her goal is for her students to gain confidence in their abilities, find joy on and off the floor. Viktorija believes that in order to see progress, students must be dedicated to regular practice.
Professional Dance Teacher, Dancer, Adjudicator He was born in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. The dance came into his life from childhood and lasts until now. During all of his dancing career he's got a lot of experience by learning, studying, performing, competing and teaching in a field of ballroom and Latin dancing all over the world. He has got a high diploma in “choreography education” with honors, was a soloist of Professional Theatre of Dance, was 3rd at IDSA European Professional Championship Latin and 3rd in the World Professional Showcase was a ballroom dance club owner in Ukraine. Slava took an active part in social television projects as a performer and choreographer in Ukraine. He lives and works in Hong Kong for now and believes that the new-made Green Apple International Dance School team will make your dreams come true! Education: - “Master of Public Administration” - “Master of Ballroom choreography”, Diploma with honors - “Bachelor of choreography”, Diploma with honors Qualifications: - International Dance Teacher, Competitor, Adjudicator International Dance Sport Association (IDSA), World Dance Council (WDC); - Latin and Ballroom Championship, American Smooth and Rhythm certified Ukrainian Dance Sport Association (UDSA); - Recognized Associate degree of Ballroom and Latin dances. Memberships – International Dance Sport Association – International Dance Union, DanceSport Public Organizations Union of Ukraine – World Dance Council Poland, Ukraine
Dasha is used dancing for the whole life. She started her Ballroom career when she was 4 years old. Participated and titled in Championships in Russia. During the last 10 years, she has been teaching adult salsa and bachata. In 2018 participated as a professional dancer in the International Bachata Competition in Saint Petersburg. Took classes from Ataca Jorge & Tanja Alemana, Daniel & Desiree, Kwendy Lima, Jorjet Alcocer, Gatica, Tony Pirata, Ronald & Alba, etc. Dasha loves mixing different styles of social dances and emphasize the beauty of music rhythms using dance solo and footwork.
Liz is a certified yoga teacher specializing in kids yoga teaching and a mindfulness practitioner for the past 8 years. She is now pursuing a Master's degree in Expressive arts therapy at the University of Hong Kong. She has taught yoga for both kids and adults in Yoga studios and NGOs. Her passion lies in developing a teaching system which nurtures the healthy body and mind of the young children.
Athena is a professionally trained dancer. She attained highly commended result in the Associate of Latin American Dance, and honor result in the Gold Star Medal of Latin American Dance from The Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing, United Kingdom. Athena has been an instructor teaching Latin Dance at clubhouses, various schools, and dance studios. She is also one of the main coaches of the elite training scheme in a professional dance school. Athena is always full of encouragement and is there to help students if they have any questions. She believes that a good teacher is not only an instructor but also a great companion.
Sue YUE is a certified yoga teacher. Her yoga classes are known for releasing neck and shoulder stiffness. Her client included J.P. Morgan, Rosewood Hotel Group and Third Bridge. Sue offers verbal cues and expert hands-on adjustments. Whether teaching a Hatha or Yin class, students can expect to explore their strengthens, work on flexibility, and learn to find balance. Sue fell in love with yoga when she was living in Istanbul, Turkey. She confronted her fears, accepted imperfection and found the passion there. After trying yoga for sometimes, she starts to 1) move her body every day 2) surround herself with nice people 3) stop the comparisons in the mat and in the life 4) view things in a different perspective and find something to be grateful for every day. Prior to her professional in teaching yoga and meditation, Sue obtained a Bachelor's degree in Textiles and Fashion from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and LLB (Bachelor of Law) at the University of London (International Programmes). Her experience in the trading and banking industry allowed her to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges Hong Kong individuals face. “Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they're getting the best of you, you might want to hit the mat and give yoga a try. Be kind to yourself. No one judges you more than you judge yourself. ” Qualifications: 500 Hours Intensive Yoga Therapy Teacher Training (India) 100 Hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (Hong Kong) 100 Hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (Hong Kong) 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (Hong Kong) Vipassana meditation retreat (Sri Lanka) Practitioner of Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) Family therapy Satir model workshop (Hong Kong)
Sarah is a patient and easygoing teacher, who has 6 years of experience teaching at several prestigious dance studios in Beijing. Her style of dance reflects her background in Hip hop, Jazz, Popping, and Breaking, and she recently spent several months honing these skills at Tokyo’s En Dance Studio. She is dedicated to sharing the joy of dancing with others and hopes to inspire and motivate people of all ages and experience levels to discover their own style of dancing.
At 19 years old, Claire Hafteck has two years of Zumba and group fitness instructor experience. Her strong passion for dance and curiosity to try new things can be reflected in her extensive background in many different dance styles, including contemporary, jazz, hip hop, salsa, Chinese folk, bellydance and more. Her fitness journey began as a competitive cross-country and track runner, but later expanded to teaching dance fitness where her passion for dance meets her love for building meaningful relationships with people. Her high energy, warm personality and pumping routines will have you leave the studio feeling empowered and eager for more.