Svetlana Rudkovskaya and her husband Pavel Cherdantsau, compete in ballroom dance competitions around the world. They are among the top professional ballroom dance couples in the country.
Svetlana began her training at thirteen and soon began competing as part of a formation team and moved on to dancing in amateur and pro competitions.
Svetlana received their Master’s degree in Ballroom Dance form Belarusian University of Culture. They have worked in Korea, China, Belarus, as well as in many major cities in the United States.
Pavel and Svetlana are 3 times United States Champions 3 times Vice-champions and 2 times World Grand Finalist in Classic Show Dance also they placed third in the Ten Dance at the US National Championship and at the Ohio Star Ball. Additionally They have trained students who placed first at the Ten Dance US National Championships and have been awarded numerous scholarships.
Since 2003, they have lived and taught in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and travel weekly to teach as well as train with renowned ballroom coaches including Andrei Gaverline, Elena Kruchkova, Hanse Galke, Bryan Watson & Carmen Vincelj, Igor Pilipenchuk, and Luca and Lorraine Barrichi. In 2013 they Open Jacksonville Dance Center and Svetlana is currently teaching university-level classes and they are both currently performing in a spectacular live dance and video show “Strictly Ballroom Dance in Time”, conceived and produced by Pavel.