For financial reasons, she could not afford to dance both Ballroom and Latin and so at the age of 16 she chose to pursue Latin.At the age of 21 she decided to move to America, and partnered with Maxim Kozhevnikov.By the age of 12, she had one her first national title as the Russian junior champion. Let us watch and enjoy as the world-renowned couple fights to defend its title for yet another year.By The Girl with the Tree Tattoo This season of “Dancing with the Stars,” the ABC network show decided to do things a little differently.Season 26 is only four weeks long and every celebrity cast member is a professional athlete.From Olympic figure skaters to professional football players to a towering basketball legend, these stars have made a name for themselves in their own sports and now compete for a mirrorball trophy.Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko are arguably the best-known Latin dance couple in the world today. The couple started dancing together in 2007, and although neither hails from the U. Cocchi is originally from Terni, Italy, and grew up under the tutelage of his parents, both Italian ballroom coaches.
I like couples that can take risks in their dancing.
My opinion: Yulia and Riccardo are the deserving winners.
I am watched them grow and progress to become one of the most mesmerizing couples of all time. I mean Riccardo is great, but Yulia is just perfection.
The catch is..year Yulia and Riccardo switched teachers.
Riccardo had a romantic relationship with Shirley Ballas, but that ended this year.Yulia Zagoruychenko (born September 11, 1981) is a eight-time Latin Dance Champion and the current World Latin Dance Champion, with her partner, Riccardo Cocchi.