Photo credit: © Mary Tweeddale Dance Photography
Anastasiia Shchypilina has been dancing since childhood, and from that time on, dancing became her passion and her life!
From a very young age, her talent was evident. She participated in many national and international tournaments with tremendous results, including
becoming the Ukrainian Champion in Latin, Ballroom, and 10 Dance in both the Junior 2 (14-15 years) and Youth (16-18 years) divisions. In addition to her successful dance career, Anastasiia graduated from the Ukrainian National University of Culture and Arts.
In 2007, Anastasiia and Mykhailo (Michael) Bilopukhov began their dance career together. From 2007 till 2012 they were members of the All Ukrainian Dance Sport Federation (part of the World DanceSport Federation.) They were part of the National team of Ukraine, representing the country at the international level, and winners/medalists of many major National and International competitions. Before turning professional, they were silver medalists (2nd place) of the European Cup, held in Szombathely, Hungary.
In 2013, Anastasiia and Michael moved into the Professional division and in 2015, started to represent the U.S.
Since then, they have been medalists or finalists in every major competition in the U.S., including 2015 National Rising Star Latin Champions and Open to the World Rising Star Latin Champions.
Titles & Accomplishments
- U.S. Professional Rising Star Latin Champion
- U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star Latin Champion
- European Cup Silver medalist
- World Amateur Latin Bronze medalist
The Inside Edge with Anastasiia
Favorite dance: Jive
Favorite shoe brand: Aida
Favorite dress designer: Doré Designs
Must-do ritual before the competition: No rituals
Advice to competitors:
Be yourself, have FUN!!!
Favorite thing to do when not on the dance floor: Resting, relaxing, swimming. All kinds of active resting. 😊
Whether she’s on the competition floor or the studio floor, Anastasiia’s warm and vibrant personality shines through.
She is not only a superb dancer, but a kind and encouraging coach. Anastasiia’s passion for dancing is contagious!