Evgeny Likhachev

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Latin Coach


Evgeny Likhachev and Maria Levina are a striking illustration of the picture-perfect couple in the Latin division. With their classic style and movie star silhouettes, they make a stunning appearance on the dance floor.

Evgeny’s dancing is characterized by his flexible, athletic physique and classic movement through his arms and legs. He exudes masculine power, while still maintaining refined elegance.

In contrast, Maria’s supple feminine figure flows with sensuality on the floor. Together they create a dynamic representation of the distinctive male and female roles. 

Both originally from Russia, they began their partnership in Moscow in 2008. From the beginning they found a great connection between themselves. Even now, 6 years into the partnership, their connection has only become stronger.

In Maria’s words, their partnership is:

…a big gift from God. That is what I realize only now! We don’t need to talk a lot, we understand each other from inside.

Their strong and toned bodies tell what hard workers they are, spending hours and hours in their home studio of Vivo Dance Center in Hacienda Heights, Ca. In addition to their long hours on the dance floor, they cross train with fitness, yoga, stretching and ballet classes.

They are determined in the achievement of their dance goals and strive for elegance, to be truly natural with their passion and in the freedom of their dancing. These ideals make their dancing come alive, as they share their positive strong energy with the audience through the beautiful moments in each dance.

We love to dance so much that we can’t live without it.

We are great team and always care about each other. – Maria


Evgeny & Maria are a strong and successful couple with endless potential. They currently represent the U.S., participating in all major world events including USDC, Blackpool, the UK Open, International Championships, the Kremin Cup, and many more.


Titles & Accomplishments

  • 2014 Ohio Star Ball Professional Latin Finalists
  • 2014 U.S. National Professional Rising Star Latin Bronze medalists
  • 2014 Emerald Ball Professional Latin Finalists
  • 2014 California Star Ball Champions



Coaching Style

Evgeny brings a calm sureness to his teaching method, while Maria turns up the heat with sultry flare.

Their passion for dancing comes through in their training style and desire to bring out the best in their students.

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