Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Current location: Brooklyn, New York
- Competition Organizer
- Dance Studio Owner
During their Amateur career, Eugene and Maria were finalists of all major Championships including the International Open, UK Open, British Open and World Championships. By the 2005-2006 season, they were the #1 couple on the IDSF ranking list, and placed in the top 3 of every major championship. Among their titles are three US Open Championships, a Masters Gala Trophy, and an IDSF Grand Slam Series Championship. In 2005, they had the honor of representing their country at the World Games in Germany, from which they brought home the gold medal.
In January of 2011, Maria and Eugene opened the doors of Brooklyn DanceSport Club, where they currently host and instruct World-Class Champions and trainers. They have trained multiple US National Juvenile, Junior, and Youth Latin Champions as well as British Open Juvenile Champions. They have trained many National Finalists in all divisions and categories. Their couples have danced in the finals of Junior and Youth World Championships, British Open Junior and Under 21 Championships, and British Open Rising Star Professional Latin Championships.
Together, they also organize one of the most famous Championships of the United States known as the New York Dance Festival.
- Professional World Latin Finalist
- British Open Professional Latin Grand Finalist
- US National Professional Latin Vice Champion
- 11-times undefeated US National Amateur Latin Champion
- Two-time undefeated US National Youth Latin Champion
- British Open Under 21 Latin Champions
- UK Open Amateur Latin Rising Star Champion
- Medalist of all Major Championships including the International Open, UK Open, British Open and World Championship
- IDSF Grand Slam Series Winner
- Masters Gala Series Winner
- World Games Gold Medalist
- 2-time Blackpool Team Match Champion
- Eugene Katsevman (1993-2010)