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About Us

Erica Arnold

Welcome to EA Dance.

We are a young brand that is built from two professional dancers who fell in love with each other. Sharing an insatiable passion for dance, our dream is to devote our knowledge and enthusiasm for dance to teach kids and adults to love to ballroom dance.

A little about us...

EA stands for Erica and Artemi  

EA Dance has over 40 years experience combined in teaching and dancing.

We are committed to creating a healthy, fun, competitive, and supportive atmosphere to help bring the best out of our students.

Our goal is to build long term relationships and a community that centers around the love of dance. 

Erica was born and raised in Utah. Her love for dance came at a young age. Dancing since the age of three Erica is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Tap and Hip Hop. Erica has been a featured dancer in numerous productions in Utah including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Erica was also Junior National Champion in Ballroom dancing in 2002. Her and her partner represented the United States in the Worlds Junior Ballroom Championship and placed 46th in the world. Erica was also a member of Odyssey Dance Theatre, a dancer for Holland America cruise line, Disney Live, Disney cruise line, Ballroom With a Twist, and ABC's The Catch. Erica is the director of a nonprofit organization DREAM, that brings ballroom dancing to 4th and 5th graders in public schools in LAUSD.

Artemi Okunev

Artemi started dancing at the age of six in Moscow, Russia. His martial arts coach suggested he take dance for flexibility, rhythm, and coordination. When Artemi turned 14, his love for dance flourished. Shortly after he moved to Sydney Australia. There he had a very successful amateur career. His accolades include finalist in Australian Championships, winning the Southpacific, National Dancesport, and Asian Pacific. Also represented Australia on the world ballroom circuit. Artemi participated in S.Y.T.Y.C.D Australia and D.W.T.S. Australia. In the United States, Artemi's credits include working as a principal dancer for Royal Caribbean, a choreographer for Love Your Moves, performer in numerous shows including Ballroom With a Twist.

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