The studio is owned and directed by Jaana Lillemagi. Her dancing career started at an early age of six in Estonia where she became a two-time national champion in the International Styles. In the United States, she focused on the American Styles earning respectable titles including Finalist in the U.S. National Professional American Style 9 Dance Championships (2010) and 1st place in the Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm (2009).
Even though Jaana has a B.A. and M.A. in Economics, her passion for dancing has become her full-time career in teaching, training and performing.
Stefan Ciubotaru was born in Moldova where he started his dance journey at the age of six. He began ballroom dancing in one of the largest dance studios in Europe – Codreanca. Thoughout his career he became five times Moldavian champion in Latin and Standard, two times 10-dance National Champion , World and European Champion formation Standard with his team from Codreanca, Silver medalist at the 10-dance European Championship, two times Belgium 10-dance champion and Winner of Moldova Dancing with the stars TV show as well as Dancing With The Stars Romania ending in the top 4.
Stefan has been teaching in the United States since 2015 where he has developed numerous champions. He loves sharing his knowledge with each and everyone one of his students. Stefan strives to share his love of dancing with everyone and anyone he comes in contact with.
Brittany Bleggi was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio where she began dancing at the age of three. Brittany has over twenty five years of training, as well as over 10 years of professional teaching and choreographing experience. After a start in jazz and ballet, she has studied many forms of dance including modern, contemporary, tap, hip hop, American smooth, American rhythm, International standard and International Latin. Brittany is currently a professional pro-am ballroom competitor, choreographer, instructor, and Co owner at My Dance Hub in Oakbrook and Naperville, Illinois. Brittany’s students have achieved the highest results in pro/am dancing throughout the United States. A few of her titles include Closed Smooth Champion, Open rhythm finalist, Fred Astaire National Cabaret finalist, Fred Astaire Illinois Smooth, rhythm, cabaret and mixed novice Champion. Brittany loves being able to share the gift of dance with others and help them to discover how dance can positively affect them mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
Seiko’s dance journey started at My Dance Hub Naperville in 2014. Her first competition was the Starlite Ball. Since then her interest in dance has grown beyond the competitive ballroom dances to include social dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba. She has not only competed but has also performed showcase dances at My Dance Hub and beyond. Seiko’s passion is growing dancers and dance communities, which is why she jumped at the opportunity to work at My Dance Hub.
Meg has been dancing since age 6 with a passion for hip hop & jazz. She has 10+ years of ballroom training; American Rhythm, American smooth, International Latin, International standard and social styles.
Meg is most proud of her 10 time Pro-Am Show-dance titles and each of the students who hold Champion status! As a professional she has placed Nationally as a top Fred Astaire American Rhythm and American Smooth finalist.
Meg’s favorite thing is learning every student’s story and bringing out the best in them! Laughter is key in her day to day routine!
Pavel Lebedev is originally from Riga Latvia where he started dancing in studio “Auseklitis” at an age of 4. In Moscow, he studied in “Russian State University of Sport” in the specialization of “Dance coach”. For the past 12 years, he lived in Montreal Canada, becoming Vice-Champion on Canada in International Ballroom style. As a top Canadian dancer, he was invited to represent the country in the world championships in England, Russia as well as in Asian Pacific Championship in Japan. With his professional partner Dinara Khayrulina, they became a Canadian Champion in American Smooth style.
Artem Lazarev is from the Ukraine and has been dancing since he was 12 years old. Since then he has been the 9X Ukrainian Latin champion, 3X Ukrainian Standard champion; 2X Ukrainian 10-Dance champion. He was also the European Cup winner in Latin and ranked as high as 13th on the world rankings. He moved to the USA in 2015, and other than dancing loves to sing, act and workout. He enjoys learning about nutrition in general and LOVES sushi in particular.
Vlad started ballroom dancing at age 4 in both Latin and Ballroom styles in Ukraine where he became the 10 Dance youth Ukrainian Champion. After moving to the United States, he fell in love with the American Smooth style of dance and together with his professional partner Brianna they made the Professional Rising Star Smooth final at the prestigious Ohio Star Ball in 2018. Vlad specializes in all four styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Latin and Ballroom. He is passionate about teaching and working hard with his students to achieve their goals.
Josh was born in Puerto Rico, where he grew up dancing various Latin dances, with friends and family, and loved it. When he moved to NY he fell even more in love with dance and continued to develop his dancing. Josh has been competing in both Rhythm & Theater Arts where’s he’s placed in both divisions. Josh specializes in, American rhythm, American smooth, Latin, Social dances, and Theater Arts. A fun info about Josh; he is Puerto Rican but he doesn’t like spicy food.
Anne was born in Kolding Denmark and started dancing when she was 3 years old. At first, it was a fun hobby, but she quickly developed a passion for dancing and she entered her first competition at 9 years old and knew that she belonged on the dance floor.
Anne went to a boarding school specializing in dance and performing arts. She was one of their lead dancers, and she was 1st and assistant Choreographer in a number of the school’s production.
At 16 she won the Danish Championship in the 10 dance category. At 19 she moved to Copenhagen and joined the International Dance Academy based out of Copenhagen and Los Angles. She trained in all styles and received an Honors certificate when graduating. In Los Angles, she trained studio city and worked with some of the best dancers and performers. She trained with the choreographer of Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande amongst others.
Anne’s passion lies in the art of dancing. Her favorite thing is to help students achieve things that they never thought possible, whether through a performance or a competition. Her favorite dance partner is her husband, Josh, who she competed professionally with in the Rhythm division.”
Iegor Likhachov is originally from the Ukraine, where he started dancing when he was 4 years old. In his 24 years of dancing, he has achieved success for both himself and his students. As a competitor, Iegor is a recurring finalist in some of the biggest World Championships as well as 5x 10-Dance Ukraine Nationals champion, a 2x European champion in the Standard program and the vice-champion at 10 Dance of UK Frimley Green. His students include World Champions in the juvenile standard program and youth couples who placed in the top 3 at World 10-Dance Championships. He has also been a national champion with his students in the Pro-Am category in various styles.
Brianna started ballroom dancing at age 8 and originally trained in Latin dances. Among many accomplishments, she ultimately became U.S. 9 dance, rhythm, and smooth Pro/Am champion and was invited to Dance at the 2015 Dance Legends show in New York. After turning professional, she and her dance partner Vlad made the Professional Rising Star Smooth final at the prestigious Ohio Star Ball in 2018. As a sought after teacher, Brianna specializes in all four styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Latin and Ballroom. Brianna is passionate about teaching and loves to see her students grow.