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American Smooth and Ballroom Coach
Max Sinitsa started dancing at the age of 8 in Kiev, Ukraine. Both his father and mother are professional dancers in different styles of dance. Between the ages of 8-10, Max studied ballet and after 10 he began to explore competitive ballroom dancing, in both Latin and International Standard styles.
After moving to the United States in 1993, Max began to study the American Smooth style of ballroom. He won the United States Amateur National Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002 in Smooth, and then once again returned to the International Standard style. In 2011, he returned to the American Smooth style he dominated as an amateur, this time as a professional, and has since been a World and U.S. finalist since.
Titles & Accomplishments
- 3 Times Undefeated U.S. Amateur American Smooth Champion
- U.S. Professional Rising Star Champion
- U.S. Professional Standard Semi-Finalist
- U.S. Professional American Smooth Finalist
- World Professional American Smooth Finalist
As a coach, Max finds it important to be clear and inspiring to those he has an opportunity to share his knowledge with. His witty and affable personality makes learning with him fun, is able to get advanced concepts across in a manner that is easy to understand. His positive attitude encourages dancers as they strive for their goals.