Alex has been devoting his life to balboa for 12,5 years now. He is known for his sophisticated footwork and a recognizable dance style. As a teacher Alex is strict, but fair. Secretly dances a bit of lindy-hop, can be forced to do a swingout. Regularly teaches in CIS and Europe.
Masha is the headliner of Balboa in Russia. Finalist and winner of numerous Russian and international competitions. She has been teaching regular classes in Moscow since March 2007, while constantly conducting workshops all over Russia and teaching with her regular partner (Alexey Gudovich) at swing dance camps in Moscow, St-Petersburg, Perm, Kazan, Minsk, Kiev. Taught classes during balboa weekends and exchanges in Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, at Paris Balboa Shag Festival, Studio Hop Summer Camp and numerous weekends in France, at Rock That Swing Festival, and Balboa Castle Camp in Germany. Has been teaching on occasion with Frederic Barbe (Canada), Olivier Harouard (France), teaches regularly with Albert Ferran (Spain) and Mickey Fortanasce (USA). Masha tries to expand and enrich her dance experience through all other swing dances (especially lindy-hop and blues) plus salsa and argentinian tango. While teaching, she practices an individual approach to each student, strives to pay attention to details and exercise precision in technique, and most of all – to inspire musicality, creativity and personal style in her students.