About AnyaKlimova-Preston

Below is the professional resume of Anya. She has taught dance instruction to children, adults, university students, and champions.

Letters of Recommendation:




World Dance Council (WDC)
International Adjudicator
Jan. 2010 - present time

WDSF Chairman Congresses
Stuttgart, Germany Aug.2009 and Toronto, Canada Apr. 2010

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
Certified International Adjudicator
Mar. 2008 - present time

National Dance Council of America (NDCA)
2007 - present time

WDSF Adjudicators' Congresses
2007-13, Irvine, CA; Stuttgart, Germany; Irvine, CA; Baltimore, MD; Los Angeles, CA

US Terpsichore Association
Certified Judge in International Ballroom and Latin Dance Programs (Member, Highly Recommended)
Aug. 2006

Russian DanceSport Federation
Sep 1994- 2005

Dance Movement Therapy Assosiation
Sep 2007- present time

Moscow Lomonosov State University
All courses towards PhD in Aesthetics
Apr. 2005 – 2007

Saint-Petersburg Trade Union University of Humanities
All courses towards PhD in Theory and History of Art
Sept. 2000 – Nov. 2003

Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
Certified in Stage Choreography
Mar. 2003

International Academy of Dance Art
Certified at the World Social Dance Congress
Oct. 2003

Saint-Petersburg Trade Union University of Humanities
Master’s Degree in Folk Art and Dance Choreography
Sep. 1997 – Jun. 1999. Grad: Jun. 1999

Psychology Institute of Russian Academy of Science.
Certified in professional Program “Dance Movement Therapy” (contact improvisation, authentic movement, psychodrama, and Gestalt Therapy)
Sep. 1996 – Aug. 1998

Moscow State Social University
Master’s in Sociology.
Oct. 1991- Jun. 1996. Grad: Jun. 1996

Dance school “Vortex”
Studying Jazz and Modern Dance
Aug. 2001 – Sep. 2002

Dance school of Vadim Nikitin.
Studying Jazz and Modern Dance
Jun. 2000 – Sep. 2001

Flamenco dance school of Violetta Gonzales.
Dancing in the theater of Flamenco Art.
1997 – 1999

Moscow dance school “Inspiration”
Studying Classical Choreography and Ballroom Dance
1984 - 1990

Studied International Standard program under the tutelage of Massimo Giorgianni, and Alessia Manfredini, Alexey Kochetkov, Gennadiy Gunnko, Yulys Baumanis;
as well as Latin-American program under Karen Hardy, Rood Vermey, Peter Maxwell, Olga Omelchenko-Muller, Tatiana Kostina, Yevgeniy Antonov, Dmitriy Timokhin and Anna Bezikova.


(judging and lecturing at World Class events)


Adjudicator at the WDSF World Youth Latin, Chengdu, China, July 11-15, 2013

Invigilator and Adjudicator at the Invitational International Island Fantasy Ball, April 20-22, 2013

Lecturer, Invigilator and Adjudicator at the National USA Dance Championships, Los Angeles, CA April 5-9, 2013

Adjudicator at the National USA Dance Formaition Championships, Rexburg, ID, March 23-24, 2013

Adjudicator at the WDSF World Adult Latin, World Youth 10 Dance at the Baltic Grand Prix, Riga, Latvia, December 14-16, 2012

Adjudicator at the WDSF Spain Open Championships, Salou, Spain, December 7-9, 2012

Lecturer and Adjudicator at the Invitational International Grand Ball, Richmond, Canada November 8-11, 2012

Adjudicator at the National USA Dance Formation Teams Championships, Rexburg, ID, April 15-16, 2012

Lecturer and Adjudicator at the Canadian Closed National Championships and Snow Ball Classic, April 6-8, 2012

Adjudicator at the WDSF Open Summer Dance Festival, Berlin, Germany, June 9-11, 2011

Adjudicator at the WDSF Open Lotto Classic, Warsaw, Poland, June 3-5, 2011

Adjudicator at Columbia Star Ball, NDCA&USD NQE, Portland, OR, USA, May 7-8, 2011

Judge at the IDSF World Youth 10 Dance Championship at Crystal Leaf, Toronto, Canada, April 15-18, 2010

Lecturer and Adjudicator at the USA Dance National Championships, Los Angeles, CA, April 10-11, 2010

Judge at the IDSF World Series Grand Slam at "Bassano Open 2010", Bassano del Grappa, Italy, Feb 12-15, 2010

Lecturer and Adjudicator at the NW Regional Dance Sport Championships, Seattle, WA, Oct, 24th, 2009, & Oct 23d, 2010

International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) Adjudicator at SnowBall Classic, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Feb. 11-14, 2009

National Dance Council of America, USA (NDCA)
Certified Ballroom Adjudicator (“Member: Highly Recommended”)
July 2006 – present time.

World Dance & Dance Sport Council (WD&DSC)
International Adjudicator (Working as a Professional Judge at the International and USA Dance Competitions)
Apr. 2007 – present time

Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, Oregon
Dance Instructor
Sep. 2007 - Feb. 2010

Portland Community College, Oregon
Dance Instructor (teaching credit courses of Dance Technique and Choreography in Ballroom, Latin, Country, Folk, and Social Dance Styles)
Jun. 2007 – Sep. 2010

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Guest Instructor of the Dance Technique Class (teach series of workshops)
Jan. 2007 - May 2009

Portland State University
Dance Instructor of the Performing Ballroom Dance Class (taught a credit class)
Sep. - Dec. 2006

Beaverton YMCA, Beaverton, Oregon
Dance Program Supervisor/ Instructor (designing dance programs, advising, promoting, teaching classes of different ages)
Aug. 2006 – Jul. 2010

Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland, Oregon
Dance Artist (program designer, instructor)
Aug. 2006 – present time

East Side Athletic Club, Clackamas, Oregon
Dance Program Designer/ Instructor (designing dance programs, advising, promoting, teaching classes of different ages)
March 2006 – April 2010

Moscow City Child Artistic Center.
Choreographer, dance coach, methodologist (dance program designer and supervisor)
Oct.1994 – Jan.2006

· Managed and coordinated Educational Dance Programs for Ballroom Dance Teachers of Moscow
· Managed and organized Dance Camp Programs (recreational and competitive components)
· Taught International Ballroom and International Latin dancing for professional couples
· Coached groups of Juniors and Adults in Latin-American and European Standard (International Ballroom) dance programs,
· Coached groups of Children and Families in Social and Children dances
· Judged Russian Dance Sport Federation competitions
· Organized Moscow championships and Russian national competition
· Designed and developed programs:

1. “Dance Fireworks” - a program for the first three years of Dance School focusing on Disco, Street Dance, Club Latin, Social Dancing (Recreational program)

2. “Six Steps to Proficiency” is a program for the first three years in Ballroom Dance School (Competitive program)

Dance Sport Federation of Russia
Professional Coach, Licensed Judge, and Championships Organizer
Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2006

Guest Lecturer, Instructor at the Moscow branch of St. Petersburg University of Arts and Humanities. Art Department. 2003 – 2005
· "Ballroom dance: basics, from posture to dance style." (A course for professional couples and students from diverse backgrounds of Dance/Art Department)

· “Flamenco: basics (from Sevillianas to Paso Doble)" with a focus on Flamenco influence in Latin American Dance choreography. (A course for professional couples and students of Dance/Art Department)

Culture Center “Ginno- me” in Kushiro, Japan.
Professional Show Dancer, Teacher
December 1993 – June 1994.

Achievements and Publications

  • "Certificate of Appreciation to Dance Fireworks Program" from First Slavic Festival, Portland, OR 2009
  • MetLife Grand for Ballroom Program with Young Audiences of OR and WA, 2007-2008
  • “A Letter” from Dance Sport Federation of Russia. 2006
  • “Coach of the Champions”. A diploma of the Moscow Dance Sport Federation. 2005
  • II degree Diploma at the contest Extra-Curricular Educator organized by Moscow Education Committee. 2005
  • First place in professional contest “Skill & Art” held by MCCAC. 2004
  • “Grand of Moscow” award for the reaching in science and technology of education sphere. 2004
  • “Teacher of the Year” runner-up for “Six Steps to Ballroom Dance proficiency” Moscow City Education Committee. 2004
  • “Teacher of the Year” award in program design Moscow City Child Artistic Center. 2004
  • Guest Lecturer at the Third Congress of Social Dancing in Russia. 2003
  • First place in the Moscow City Education Committee’s Grand Prix Dance Teachers Demonstration. 2002
  • Certified member in the First Congress of social dancing in Russia. 2001
  • First place for the “Dance Fireworks” program in the 1998 Moscow Committee of education “Teacher of the Year” competition. 1998



Bassano Open 2010, Italy. In Step April 2010 edition and Dance Beat online magazine http://www.dancebeatworld.com/members.php#anchor100

Snow Ball Classic 2010, Canada. DanceBeat online magazine. Download Edition 0210-2 http://www.dancebeatworld.com/members1.php

"IDSF Adjudicators Congress in Irvine, CA. Report by Anya Klimova-Preston"

  • in American Dancer Magazine, Nov 2009,
  • on USA Dance Website Oct. 2009
  • InStep Dance magazine, Nov 2009,
  • in USA Dance News Letter, Nov 2009

"IDSF Adjudicators Congress. Report by Anya Klimova-Preston."
DanceBeat Nov. 2008

“Tips for Competitors”
USA Dance News Letter, April 2007 and “In Step” Dance Magazine, May 2007


1. “Dance Movement Therapy as a Dancer’s Experience as well as a Tool of a Ballroom Dance Coach”
Book of the Second Professional International Dance Movement Therapy Conference in Moscow, March 2007

2. “Dance Art: Triptych of The Body”
Science Magazine of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow Lomonosov State University, Sept. 2006

3. “Ballroom Dance Choreography as an Aesthetic Phenomenon”
Book of the Philosophy Faculty “Aspects”, Nov. 2005

4. “Gender factor in dance sport choreography”
Book of the 4th Russian Congress of Philosophy May 2005

5. “Six steps to Ballroom Dance Proficiency”
Science Magazine “Education”, March 2004

6 . “Dance in Moscow City Child Artistic Center: the history of Dance Sport Studio since 1962”
The book of the studio. MCCAC April 2003, Moscow

7 . “Authorship in design programs”
Science Magazine “Education”, April 2002, Moscow.


1. “Dance Lessons” Google InfoSystem Project in USA

2. “Six Steps of Proficiency”, a training program, preparation and organization methodology; 3 DVDs by “Dance Media”. 2006

3. “Children and Dance with Anna Klimova”, age-specific dance methodology, training recommendations/guidelines, 1 DVD by “Dance Media”. 2006

4. “Children and Social Dances with Anna Klimova” Student’s Instructional Video / “Video Esta” 2004, Moscow.

5. “Third Congress of Social Dancing in Russia. Lectures by Anna Klimova.” Teacher’s Instructional Video / “Video Esta” 2003, Moscow.