Leo Sidorenko and Olga Agafonova started dancing at the
age of six in the city of Vladivostok in the Far East of Russia.
They have extraordinary ability in the arts as ballroom dancers,
instructors and competitive dancers in Dancesport. Their high
level of achievement has been recognized internationally by
judges and trainers in Europe and North America. Leo and Olga
have an extensive competitive background and have been winners
or finalists in many competitions in Russia, China, Japan and
the U.S. They began teaching when Leo was fifteen and Olga -
fourteen. Over the years they have taught many students and
have participated in a variety of showcases and productions
across the world. Many of their students have also won in national
and international Dancesport competition and they themselves
have many times won top teacher awards at these competitions.
In 2009 Leo and Olga moved to beautiful Monterey California
and soon opened their studio in Pacific Grove.
Hale became interested in dancing while a student at Oberlin
College near Cleveland. Upon graduation he pursued studies that
eventually allowed him to become a professional ballet dancer.
He has extensive experience as a performer, choreographer, and
rehearsal director. Upon retiring from the stage, he has enjoyed
swing dancing and became interested in International Standard
Ballroom in which he competed for a number of years. Having
moved to Monterey in 2010, Martin still maintains his keen interest
in dancing and its infinitely unfolding universe of mysteries
and delights. Hes thrilled to have found the Pacific Grove
Dance Studio which has Leos and Olgas impeccable
professionalism, imbued their heartfelt love of dancing.