Javier & Katya (LA)

Ekaterina Ivanova, born in Russia, began her dancing passion at the age of 6. Her parents discovered her raw talent at a very young age and supported Katya's desire to perform professionally on stage. 8 years later while simultaneously studying music and dance, she graduated from the School of Prokofiev. Katya Ivanova continued her music education and perfected her vocal craft at the College of Gnesine.
Ekaterina’s professional career started when she was accepted into one of the most famous schools, Opera Center of Galina Vishnevskaya, in Moscow, Russia—furthering her singing and dancing skills. There she traveled internationally performing with some of the biggest names in Russian opera history. Upon graduating, Ekaterina understood the importance of higher education therefore attended Moscow State University of Humanitarian Studies, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science: International Relations.
 
Soon after, she became a member of Russia’s famous choreographer, Alla Duhova's : Todes Contemporary Russian Ballet in Moscow for 3 years. There she trained in International Latin and Standard Ballroom dance. In 2011, she was selected to perform as debutant at the prestigious yearly event, Vienna Ball in Moscow.
 
She currently dances and trains with her partner Javier Rebollar; putting their talents together they have already made a success winning competitions such as USA Dance National Salsa Championship, Borderline Salsa Competition and the Afro-Latin Bachata Festival in Las Vegas. Ekaterina has also won 1st place in Top Solo Female Competition of 2013. As a dancer she has worked on a CBS commercial for The Arsenio Hall Show. She’s made appearances on CNN Latino and hit show 12 Corazones.
Together with her partner Javier they have founded the company JKDANCEFORYOU, growing together as dancers, teachers and performers around the world.
 
Javier Rebollar,
professional dancer, performer and choreographer, currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. His talent and ability led him into the arts and acting world.
 
Born in a beautiful small town in the Estado de Mexico, not far from the capitol district, Javier began his young career as a dancer in middle school, dancing folklorico, the traditional Mexican dance. He was still a teenager when he ventured to the USA, determined to pursue his career. Not with standing his devotion to his craft, Rebollar managed to obtain a liberal arts degree from the California State University at Northridge, at the same time that he performed with team Tropical Rhythm. Turning himself to education at the professional level, he studied at the Grizzly Dance Company for more than four years, where he developed a proficiency in salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Jazz, Contemporary Hip-Hop, Reggeaton and Tango.
 
His longstanding dance partner, whom we refer to above and to whom he has so much to owe, is the gorgeous, stunning and Russian hailing Ekaterina “Katya” Ivanova.