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Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Current location: New York, NY (USA)
- Dance Camp Organizer
OverviewRuslan Wilder started dancing at the age of 6 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He had a very successful dance career as an Amateur in Russia with few other partners prior to moving to the United States in 1997.
After getting married to Katusha Wilder in 2002, they continued their dance career together. Since then, they have acquired many various top titles in the U.S. and around the world in the DanceSport Industry. Some of these titles include 2012 U.S. Representatives to the World in the Professional International Standard (Ballroom) Championships, U.S. Representatives to the World in the Professional 10 Dance Championships, World Professional 10 Dance Championship Finalists, and U.S. Professional Rising Star Standard Finalists.
Together, Ruslan and Katusha have performed shows for such stars as Steve Wynn, Aprille Millo, and Nigel Lythgoe, and have been featured as star performers for Capezio's 125th Anniversary Show as well as on major TV networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT, and CNN.
In addition to teaching, coaching and performing shows, Ruslan and Katusha are owners of the Championship Dance Camps and organizers of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp which takes place annually around the July 4th weekend in Washington, DC.
Back AgainRuslan and Katusha have recently competed once again after a five year break since their last record of competition in 2011. They have attended the Austrian Open Championships on November 20, 2016, dancing in the WDSF PD Latin Show Dance World Championships. They have also attended the WDSF Moscow on the 4th of December, 2016, competing in the WDSF PD Latin World Championship.
- Multi-time U.S. Professional 10 Dance Finalist
- Multi-time World Professional 10 Dance Finalist
- Multi-time U.S. Representative to the World Championships
- North American Ballroom Champion
- North American Latin Champion
- U.S. Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
- U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
- Top 24 in the British Open Professional (Ballroom) Championships
- 2012 U.S. Representative to the World Professional International Standard (Ballroom) Championships
- Katusha Wilder (2002 - present)
- Championship Dance Camps, Owner
- Independence Day Ball Dance Camp, Organizer
- USA Dance, Member