Yulia Maluta - Biography
Yulia Maluta is a professional dance teacher, choreographer, film maker and performing artist. Her backgrounds are inclusive of studying and teaching Performing Arts, Acting, Argentine Tango, Yoga, Latin, Ballroom, Belly dance, Pilates, improvisational and healing movement. Yulia choreographed numerous dance theater productions such as ‘’Journey of Love’’, ‘’Colors of Love’’, ‘’Colors of Sensuality’’ and ‘’Dancing to Freedom’’. Yulia is associated with some of the best dancers in industry, she taught on the ''Cruising with the Stars'' with Karina Smirnoff from''Dancing With The Stars'' and was featured instructor on ''Malashock thinks you can dance'' with Mary Murthy. She is now Internationally traveling instructor and repeat Maestra at World Elba Tango Festival and has taught throughout Hawaii and travelled to Buenos Aires. After years of competing professionally in Ballroom and Latin dance and complete break down in her life, she discovered Tango, her teaching method of Tango became as a metaphor for life and relationships. Tango, dance theater, film making and performing arts have being her latest expression and passion. She values diversity and her mission is to untie humanity in all of its diversity through performing arts dance productions. Her teaching method of dance integrates different modalities of healing, movement, meditation and awareness together to help people to break free from their limitations to embody self love, communion with life, loved ones and present moment.
Yulia's Early Years
Yulia Maluta was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her dance career began at age 15 after being inspired by a dance video of Lambada. She turned her focus to learning Latin and later, Ballroom dance. Discovering a natural talent for movement, she caught the eye of Natalie Gorchakova, the internationally renowned dance trainer and choreographer. While studying with Natalie, Yulia herself began to teach children the basics of dance and movement at her local elementary school.
Her Career Beginnings
In 1997, Yulia Maluta moved to Santa Barbara, CA and partnered with David Alvarez at the Santa Barbara Dance Centre. It was here that her professional and competitive dance career sprung forth. David and Yulia expressed a chemistry and style that was in constant demand as they traveled nationally. Some of her performances included TV Channel 3, Santa Barbara Fiesta Festival, Lobero Theatre Bash, John E. Profit Foundation of Art Gala.
Desiring to further her competitive career at that time, Yulia moved to San Diego to dance with Daniel Vasco, a widely recognized dancer and choreographer well known in both the dance field and movie industry. After retiring from competition in 2005, Yulia turned her focus to connection to the dance as a means of self-expression. For the next 3 years she focused on deepening her embodiment of integrated movement and expression.
Her desire to express movement from the heart lead to the creation of the dance show 'Journey of Love' with Daniel, a story of love told through Latin Dance: Argentine Tango, Salsa and Rumba that premiered in April, 2009 in San Diego. Yulia's current focus is on teaching her Dance Passion Connection dance troupe, Argentine Tango, Salsa classes, private lessons and organizing events to provide learning and cultural exchange opportunities with Argentine Tango Masters.
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