YURIY NARTOV & ENXHI FUNDO
Yuriy & Enxhi started dancing together in the Spring of 2019 and are based in New York, USA. They compete in Professional Standard in both Rising Star and Open divisions, representing the USA.Career Highlights
- Representing the US at the Professional Rising Star final at the Universal 2020.
- The Universal Professional Rising Star – 5th Place.
- UK Open Rising Star Professional Top 32.
- The Heritage Classic Ballroom Championships – Top 10 Open Professional Ballroom.
Yuriy was born in Moscow, Russia and started dancing when he was 6 years old. He moved to the US when he was 11 where he continued his dancing career and became the Youth 10 Dance Amateur Champion. Yuriy later became the US Amateur Finalist and the Finalist of all major US amateur competitions. As a Professional, he was the US Rising Star Professional Finalist and reached Quarter-Finals in all major British Open Rising Star Professional competitions.
Enxhi was born in Albania and moved to the US when she was 4 years old. She lived in Florida and was introduced to Ballroom dancing at 12 years old, knowing instantly she wanted to make a career out of it. After many years as a student at her local studio, she was encouraged by her coaches to turn professional and began teaching at the same studio.
Enxhi was still living in Florida when she was introduced to Yuriy through mutual friends. After deciding to dance together, she then moved to New York to pursue the partnership. In the short time that they have danced together, they have become well-known in their NYC area and have competed at prestigious events all over America, as well as the UK. They look forward to all the opportunities that the future will bring and being part of the Freed team.
Yuriy wears the Holmes II American Smooth shoe whilst Enxhi wears the Evgeniya court shoe.