Inna is originally from Moscow, Russia.
Dance has always been her passion and she started with Ballet and ballroom dance classes as a young child in Russia.
After moving to United States for College in 2001, Inna became interested in the Latin dance styles such as salsa, bachata, cha-cha and tango. She joined MIT Tango Group and trained in salsa with Metamovements Dance Co in Boston. Inna met Glenio Oliveira (founder of Moves & Vibes Dance Co) at the Tango Social at MIT University in 2005.
Since then Inna fell in love with Brazilian dance and culture and started training with Glenio professionally for 3 years. Soon, Inna and Glenio’s became dancing partners and began teaching together Samba No Pe, Samba de Gafieira and Forro classes.
In, 2010 after attending Juni Shimuzu Zouk Class in NYC Inna has discovered Brazilian Zouk Lambada. She has since then trained with my international zouk instructors such as Rodrigo Oliveira, Karina Carvalho, Anderson Mendes, Vanessa Jardim, Pablo Schmoller and Mari Hodges., Patrick Carvalho ,Adriana Lima & Sofie Da Silva.
Inna has also traveled to Brazil to get further training in all the different Brazilian Styles. She currently trains samba carnival performance dance team in Boston called “Samba Divas”. Together with Edwin Johnson, who joined the company in 2010 they have choreographed and performed zouk at many social & dance events to create awareness about the dance in the city of Boston. Here is the latest student routine performed in 2013 DC Bachata festival See it here.
Inna currently teaches weekly classes in samba, forro, brazilian zouk, salsa and bachata. Available for private lessons upon request.
CLICK HERE to see Inna and Edwin dancing Zouk
CLICK HERE to see Inna and Glenio dancing Samba de Gafieira