Ekaterina began dancing at the age of six in St. Petersburg, Russia. She lived and trained in St. Petersburg until her partnership with Neil began in 2008.
Neil began dancing ballet at the age of three and started dancing Ballroom and Latin at the age of 6 on the IDTA medallist circuit. By the time Neil was eleven he was runner-up of the Medallist of the Year competition and decided to switch to the open circuit.
Couple's Career Highlights
Neil and Ekaterina started dancing together in 2008. As amateurs Neil and Ekaterina were 4 times British and UK National Champions, 2 times World, UK Open, and International Open Champions, as well as European, British Open, and UK Rising Star Champions. In 2013 they decided it was time to take the next step so, after they were crowned the winners of the 2013 UK Open Championships, Neil and Ekaterina announced that it was their last Amateur event and they would now step into the Professional field. Neil and Ekaterina made their Professional debut at the 2013 British Open Champions where they made the semi-final. Since their debut, Neil and Ekaterina have continued to be strong competitors and have been Showdance Champions and finalists at many major competitions.