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Bianka Zubrowska was born in Krakow, where she began her dancing career at the age of 5 with ballet and gymnastics.
After six years in ballet school, “Social Ballet School Music Association”, she did two years of folk dance in Song and Dance Ensemble” Krakowiacy”. At the same time she started her education in ballroom dancing in the dance sport club “TK”. After only three years of training she obtained the highest international class “S” in Latin American style.
At the age of 16 years old she got proposition to work as an actress and dancer in the theater in Warsaw were she played one of the main role in the play: “Pan Tadeusz” staged by Adam Hanuszkiewicz. She played also in the Theatre in Czestochowa where she had a role of an angel in the play “Chopin. His music, his love, his life.” She danced there solo performance in the final scene to “Requiem” by Mozart.
In 2006 came her first international success reaching the final, representing Poland on European Cup in 10 Dance in Israel. In 2007 she went to Austria where she was the 4x undefeated Austrian 10 Dance Champion. In Austria she won also the title of Austrian Ballroom Champion and Vice Champion in Latin American dances.
In Vienna her main teacher was World Champion Lasse Oedegard (from Norway). As a top couple in Austria, she represented Austria in World and European Championships and World and European Cups all four years.
In 2011 she got invited to take part in the Polish version of “Dancing with the Stars” in Warsaw.
In 2012 she won 2nd place in Polish Championships in Ballroom. Also in, 2012 she went to Italy to continue her dance study with the 9 times World Champion Mirko Gozzoli.
With her Italian partner Stefano Di Brino with whom she won the title of 2nd vice Champion of Italy. Upon moving to the USA in 2014, she started her professional career by immediately achieving finals in most of the Professionals Open Competitions and winning many Professional Rising Star Ballroom competitions.
Their latest achievement was the title of US Professional ballroom Rising Star Open to the World Vice-Champion.
Titles & Accomplishments
- U.S. Professional Ballroom RS Open to the World Vice-Champion
- 4x National Austrian 10 Dance Champion
- Austrian Amateur Ballroom Champion
- Austrian Amateur Latin Vice-Champion
- World Representative in Ballroom & Latin for Austria
The Inside Edge with Bianka
Favorite dance: Foxtrot, Cha Cha
Favorite shoe brand: Ray Rose
Must-do ritual before the competition:
Check all things I will need on the competition: shoes with heel protectors, tights, dress, accessories for hair, makeup, track suit, kimono, magnesium, water, bananas. Doing last minute shopping one day before leaving to the competition so that nothing is missing. On the day of competition, I like to have a good rest, take a nap, then I give myself 2 hours time to prepare before leaving the room. I like to be in the hall 2 hours before the competition starts.
Advice to competitors:
Inspire yourself before practice so you can work hard and enjoy yourself completely at the competition.
Favorite thing to do when not on the dance floor:
There is not a lot of time off the dance floor but when I do have free time, I like to design dresses. I have a huge collection of different pictures that inspires me. This is the second thing after the dancing that makes me really excited.
Coming from a diverse dance background and with her 10 Dance experience, Bianka understands how the body works in dance, inside and out!
She has the ability to break down difficult concepts into easy-to-understand pieces, and explain them through both her dancing and words.
Being such a well-rounded dancer herself, Bianka can teach you anything and everything!