FLORIN VLAD & NATALIA O'CONNOR
Florin Vlad & Natalia O'Connor first began dancing together in 2011. They have successfully represented the USA at major international competitions as a top US couple. Florin wears the Holmes Two American Smooth shoe whilst Natalia wears the Clara court shoe without a strap.Career Highlights
- USA Dance/WDSF Former US National U21 Champions
- WDC World Championship Former U21 Amateur Ballroom Semifinalists
- Former World Cup Amateur Ballroom Finalists
- 5th Place in Professional Open Standard - Dance As Fire Championship 2022 Italy (Rome)
- 2nd Place in Open Professional Ballroom - Tri State DanceSport Championships USA (Connecticut)
Florin and Natalia have been dancing together since the age of 16/17 and have been married since 2018. They have been multiple US National Amateur Ballroom Finalists and have successfully represented the USA at all major international competitions as a top US couple. Florin is originally from Romania and Natalia has family in both USA and Russia. After a one year break, dancing with other partners, they have reunited and decided to turn Professional. Florin and Natalia own Dance Fire Studio- a ballroom dance studio in Upstate New York that has been successfully open since 2017.