Jenny Levina was born in Minsk, Belarus, and began her dance career at the age of 4. She was trained in Ballet, Ballroom and Russian Folcklore, and competed in International Latin and Standard styles of dance from the time she was 6 years old. From her first dance lesson she was very excited to dance, and showed grace and talent. Jenny moved to New York as a teenager, and continued to pursue and diversify her artistic dreams.
Passionate about Latin Jazz, Argentine Tango and Salsa on 2, she trained with masters like Eddie Torres (Salsa on2), Maria Torres(Latin Jazz), and Daniela Arcuri and Armando Arzuza (Argentine Tango). She also trained in International Latin and American Rhythm styles, where she coached with Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova - Blackpool Amateur Latin Champions, and worked extensively with Tatiana Logishev - 12 times International Latin ballroom champion. Jenny became a finalist in various International Latin and American Rhythm competitions.
Jenny's other accomplishments include dancing as part of the Belarus National Performing Arts Theater, TV appearances on Russian TV shows, and shows like Good Morning America; a music video for a Haitian artist; opening dance for a Don Omar show in NYC; and numerous other dance performances.
Jenny founded Dance-Flavor in 2010 in order to share her passion for social and competitive dancing. Since then, Dance-Flavor has provided ongoing private, group and online classes to students in New York, South Florida and all over the world.
In 2016, Jenny teamed up with Ramphis Kumar in order to continue improving her dancing, and share her love of dance with students and audiences.
Born in Panama City and growing up in Puerto Rico, Ramphis Kumar began dancing as a child. He studied and performed folklore from Panama and Puerto Rico, Salsa and Flamenco. He competed and performed at Salsa Congresses and International Competitions, placing 2nd in PR National Championships and World Champions at the San Juan Salsa Open in 2004.
Throughout his dance career, Ramphis has worked with the Reggaeton Latin Grammy winner Ivy Queen, appeared in the movie Havana Nights, and performed with Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and Roberto Rohena.
After graduating with a degree in Management- Business Administration in 2008, Ramphis moved to the US to study English and persue his dance career. Since then, he has trained, performed and competed extensively in American Rhythm and American Smooth dance styles. He has won numerous top teacher awards, and professional titles, including South Florida Novice Champion, Mix-Novice Champion, 2nd Place American Smooth and America Rhythm Champion, and American Rhythm Fred Astaire's World Finalist.
Ramphis loves and is passionate about swimming, Pilates, spirituality, consciousness, the beach, Florida, helping students to belief in themselves, and of course dancing. He is certified Fred Astaire?s Dance Instructor and Certified DRD of Puerto Rico Salsa Instructor. He speaks fluent Spanish, English and some Portuguese. He joined Dance- Flavor in 2016 to continue performing, competing and teaching locally and around the world.