As a husband and wife team who have been dancing for most of their lives, Leinani and Vadim Gazda are eager to share their passion for ballroom dance with students and audiences in their new dance studio in Oconomowoc.
Originally from Ukraine, Vadim has been dancing since he was only 5 years old. While growing up with several of the dance professionals on Dancing with the Stars, Vadim was a competitive champion all over the world, including the prestigious World Blackpool Championships in England. "To win there is to go down in history forever."
Since coming to the US, Vadim has been a regular finalist in USDC National Championships as well as Top Male Teacher at many statewide and regional competitions.
In 2007, Vadim and Leinani met while both working as ballroom dance teachers and have gone on professionally to win the National Rising Star Championships as well as being finalists in the National Smooth Dance Championships. Since getting married in 2008, Leinani and Vadim have enjoyed being national competitors in the professional dance ranks, recognized as top male and female teachers, and most importantly, blessed with two great kids.