Introducing Dance Champions Natalie Crandall and Oleksiy Pigotskyy
Natalie Crandall and Oleksly Pigotskyy both began dancing as young children at the age of 4.
Oleksly, originally from Ukraine, began dancing in both International Latin & Standard. He achieved multiple titles as an amateur including becoming a 10x Ukrainian Champion, 2x European Champion and United Kingdom Vice Dance Champion. Before he moved to the United States in 2015, Oleksly owned and ran two studios specifically for competitive kids and amateur couples. He also was hired as a choreographer on Dancing with the Stars Ukraine.
Natalie, originally from Wisconsin, began her career dancing American Rhythm & Smooth as a Pro/Am Student. She achieved multiple National and World titles including becoming a National Rhythm & 9-Dance Champion as well as performing for America’s Ballroom Challenge. Her last competition before turning professional was Blackpool Dance Festival where she became a Pro/Am American Smooth Champion and Vice American Rhythm Champion.
Natalie and Oleksly began dancing career together in September 2017. In only two months they won the Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Smooth title and became Open Smooth Simi Finalists. In one short year together, Natalie and Oleksly have become Emerald Ball, Millennium Dancesport, World and United States National Rising Star Rhythm & Smooth Champions! In September, after exactly one-year dancing together they became the 2018 United States Open Professional America Style 9-Dance Champions.
They are known for their unique costuming, musicality, and high energy performances!