03 February - 06 February 2022 WCS weekend in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Semion Ovsiannikov

Semion Ovsiannikov Semion has been dancing ever since he was eight. He started with ballroom dancing first, then got into social dancing, and finally into West Coast Swing. When he started competing in WCS, he got to Intermediate level very fast and kept on winning every competition he took part in. He became Advanced then All Star very soon  and now he is the first and the only Russian Champion leader.

He is know as a very thoughtfull teacher very courteous leader and a charming person.

Semion & Maris were teaching WCS in Saratov, then moved to Moscow where they are in a great demand as WCS instructors. They keep being invited to teach all over the world (including Russia, Europe, USA and Australia). Now they are the top WCS couple in Russia. Semion and Maria were the first Russians to ever get to US Open Classic finals! Not only they repeated their success twice already, but also reached as far as 2nd place in Classic. All the Russian WCS community was watching their success with tears of happiness and pride.