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Oleg Astakhov Joins The Ranks of The Top Ballroom Dancers in the World

Ballroom dancing is a popular pastime for many people around the world. While it may not be as widely recognized as other physical activities, it still requires skill, dedication, and practice. 

There are many different styles of ballroom dancing, each with its own set of moves and techniques. The top ballroom dancers in the world are those who have mastered all the different styles and can perform them with ease and grace, and Oleg Astakhov is one who has proven himself in the craft. Having won multiple dance competitions in Ukraine throughout his childhood, Astakhov is now considered one of the top ballroom dancers in the world. 

A Star is Born

Born in 1982, Astakhov took an interest in ballroom dancing from a very young age. He competed and won in several Ukrainian National Dance Competitions from 1994 to 1998. 

Astakhov eventually moved to Poland in 2000 to continue his schooling, earning a Master’s Degree in Management and Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Astakhov was also the only non-Polish contestant to feature on Bar 4 (Polish Big Brother), where he was well-loved by the show’s supporters. After spending a few more years honing and mastering his craft during his time in Poland, he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue dancing as a full-time profession. 

Making it big on the streets of L.A.

Early in his time in Los Angeles, his talent and dedication led him to win several major American Dance competitions. Astakhov’s dancing style has been described as clean and graceful, renowned for his ability to connect with his partners and establish a strong connection with his audience.

Astakhov’s performances were turning heads and winning hearts. He demonstrated to his audience that ballroom dancing, contrary to popular belief, can be fresh, fun, and cool. Noticing that his audience was growing, Astakhov took the next logical step and began teaching dance.

A Passion for Teaching

In 2007, Astakhov opened his first dance studio. He soon took to teaching and made it his mission to introduce dancing to the general public.

Dancing is an incredible hobby and the most amazing activity you can partake in. Dancing stimulates your mind and your creativity, and keeps you healthy. I want to make people happy through dance,” Astakhov shares.

Dancing in the World of Technology

Astakhov took advantage of social media to widen the reach of his dance lessons. His YouTube channel has over 150 million views and over 300 thousand subscribers, making him one of the most famous ballroom dancers and the dance instructor with the most students in the world. In 2022, he launched his app, Dance With Oleg, a subscription-based learning platform where users can learn different dances anytime, anywhere. 

Oleg Astakhov has been a professional dancer for many years and is currently regarded as one of the world’s best ballroom dancers and one of the best dancers of his generation. He has accomplished a great deal at the age of 40, and there’s more to come.

Currently, Astakhov has ten dance studios in Beverly Hills. He has worked with A-List Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ariana Grande, to name a few. Astakhov’s reach would continue to grow with the help of the internet. 

For people looking to learn the best ballroom and Latin dances, the Dance With Oleg app is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store. For more information on Oleg Astakhov, visit his official website at

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