Anya Brodech has been dancing salsa, ballroom, and swing since 2005. She also has some background in hip-hop, flamenco and belly dancing. Anya received professional teacher training at the Ballroom Dance Teacher's College in Oakland, California and studied under the professional guidance of Diane Jarmolow. Anya has three years of professional full-time experience teaching dance and running her own business.
Anya holds a MBA in Entrepreneurship from California State University East Bay and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
In addition to dance instruction and choreography, Anya Brodech offers business consulting services for dance studios, independent teachers, dancers, artists, and other creative professionals. She knows what it takes to succeed and recognizes that no matter what you product you sell or service you provide, you are trying to make money while doing something that you love.
Anya was born in Chicago and moved to California in April 2014. Both of Anya's parents are from Ukraine. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and Spanish. Anya is a member of the Burevisniky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco.
Anya's dance blog has over 1.9 million views and counting. Her articles address everything from what to wear to your first dance lesson, how to ask someone to dance in a club, dance etiquette when you're out and about, and of course to how to date in the dance world.
View videos from Anya's YouTube channel of her and her students dancing!