Meet the DWTSGame Troupe!
Meet the 6 talented dancers who join the game as extra professionals, taking part in musical guests' performances or even joining the celebrities should their partners take a week off. Keep up with the game to spot when they're around!
Oleksandr 'Sasha' Altukhov is a professional dancer. Originally from the Ukraine, Oleksandr is currently partners with Oksana Dmytrenko and won the International Dance Union World Cup in Moscow, Russia and became the Ukrainian National Champion. In the Blackpool Dance Festival, one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the world, Oleksandr and Oksana were in the top 30 out of 500 of the world’s best couples. They are currently dancing in the U.S.A. and became 3rd in the entire country after the National Championships in April of 2008. They recently won the Rising Star Championship in International latin and have showcased their talent on ABC’s Morning Show.
Lindsay Arnold (born January 11, 1994) is a professional dancer. She made the Top 8 of Season 9 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. Arnold currently lives in her hometown of Provo, Utah where she was born and raised. She just recently graduated from Timpview High School and plans to attend Utah Valley University. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old and her specialty is Latin Ballroom.
Vai Auhorehoe is a professional dancer. She was born and raised in Tahiti where she trained in ballet, jazz, polynesian and martial arts. She came to Los Angeles to study after high school, took a few classes to expand her diversity and next thing she knew, she was signed with an agency and thrown into this glamourous world we call Hollywood. Since then, she had the honor to work with the most talented and popular directors, artists and dancers such as David La Chapelle, Usher, Chris Brown, Craig David, Ne-Yo, Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake and Shakira (to name a few). She also had the chance to work on a few feature films and commercials such as “You Got Served”, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, “The Muppets”, Geico, Motorola, Gap and many more. Now a days, she gets to do what she loves most, which is to choreograph for films, commercials and live performances. She likes to stay creative as it helps her grow as a person. She enjoys doing many different things and indulging herself with many disciplines: she also studies acting with Anthony Meindl, practices Martial arts, and trains in fire arms.
Alexandre Bar (born March 4, 1994) is a professional dancer. Alex Bar is a Latin and Rhythm champion dancer and choreographer with skills in many styles of dance and theatre. Born in France, he moved to the USA and became an America citizen. He is fluent in both French and English.
Aric Yegudkin is an Australian professional dancer. In 2012 Aric made the finals of Australia's Dancing with the Stars alongside Zoe Cramond. In 2011, he was the runner-up with Haley Bracken, and in Season 3, he took home the coveted trophy with Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou. After ongoing impersonations of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean routine at the birthdays of friends and relatives, Aric Yegudkin's mother finally took him to a teenage dance class. At age eight, Aric had to choose between his two great passions – dancing and tennis. He chose Dancesport and after just two years became the national juvenile champion. Aric teamed with two partners in the junior section, before being paired in the youth section with Masha Belash in July 2001. Since then, they have won many titles together, including the National Youth Latin American Championship three years running, the Australian - and the South Pacific - Youth Under 19 Latin American Championships, and the World Super Stars Adult Latin American championship. They were also Australia's representative to the World Ballroom and Latin Championships in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2009. Aric has toured with theatrical production ‘Burn The Floor' and is one of the principal dancers and choreographers for stage show Dance Dance Dance, performing across Australia for a number of years. Aric holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is an accredited instructor with Dancesport Australia, holding a Level 1 teaching license.
Yuliya Zavadska (born October 11, 1981) is a professional dancer. Yuliya was born to a dancing family in Ukraine. Her parents started their own dance studio when she was just a toddler. This studio has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. It gave the dancing world many Ukrainian dance champions and nationally recognized dancers. Yuliya would herself start teaching at the age of 12. She has trained students who have earned international results (Volodymyr Liatov and Veronika Myshko - 3rd place at the IDSF World Championships Youth 10 Dance 2007, and 8th place at the IDSF World Championships Youth Latin 2007). At the age of 13 Yuliya was already a Ukrainian champion in Latin and 10 Dance. She successfully representend Ukraine in European and World championships ever since. In 2005 she began to dance for Poland following a new partnership. She became the National 10 Dance vice-champion. In 2009, she became Canadian Professional Champion in International Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm, accomplishing a feat that has never been done in Canada before. Presently, she teaches daily in Toronto and runs her own ballroom dance costume boutique, ”Top Of The Line Designs”.