AIDA, the American International Dancers Association, is proud to introduce our newest members and Examiners Emeritus,
Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko
Riccardo and Yulia began dancing together in the fall of 2007, taking the ballroom world by storm and captivating audiences with their unique Latin style. They ascended to the finals of every major world championship as they together took their first step onto the dance floor.
Riccardo and Yulia’s mesmerizing look, incredible technical aptitude, and vivacious dynamism quickly made them a favorite among both fans and judges alike. At the World Professional Latin Championships held in Bonn, Germany in November 2010, DanceSport felt the impact of Riccardo and Yulia’s hard work and growth when they took home their first World Professional Latin title and in April 2011 they captured their second World Professional Latin title in Moscow dancing at the legendary Kremlin ballroom.
In October 2012, they successfully defended their third World Professional Latin title at the World Professional Latin Championships held in the famous Olympiaworld arena in Innsbruck Austria. In September of 2014, Riccardo and Yulia once again successfully defeated their world title in Irvine, California and again in Paris in 2015. In 2016, they claimed the world title in Warsaw, Poland, and in 2017 they again took home the world title held in Penang, Malaysia.
Riccardo and Yulia won their ninth world title at Blackpool United Kingdom at the famous Winter Garden Pavilion on November 18, 2018.
They won their final world championship and 10th world title in Miami, USA on October 26th, 2019.