Michael Petrov

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Swing dance teacher, director, screenwriter, and producer.

Professional teacher. Head of an annual international swing dance festival SwingFest and an interregional public organization that helps developing jazz culture. Author of many dance projects. Lead teacher in «DanceBanana Social Club» in St. Petersburg.

Started to dance in the 90s (ballroom latina) and in 2004 got interested in such social dances as salsa (mambo) and swing (lindy hop and boogie-woogie). Since then he’s been learning from the best swing teachers such as Frankie Manning, Steven Mitchell, Ryan Francois, Peter Loggins, Skye Humphries, Fedor Nedotko, Vicci Moore and Adamo Ciarallo, Gaston Fernandez and Alba Mengual, Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa, and many others. Was a jack-and-jill finalist at international swing dance contests for many times. Activ popularizer of swing and social dancing, as one of the most effective forms of communication and self-improving.

Since 2007 have been teaching lindy hop and blues with his partner Anastasia Gulovskaya. Has taught at international dance festivals many times. Loves bananas.

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