Daria was sent to a dance classes from the age of 6 and she fell in love with dancing. She spent six years learning tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and some national dances in the classical Russian dance school.
When she came to study in the UK, Daria took up martial arts, achieving a black belt in ju jitsu in four years. The gentle flow of the martial art often helps her to inspire new exciting dance moves and lifts. She took up salsa and bachata two years ago and dived head first into the Latin dance scene. Though partnerled dancing took some adjusting to, Daria is now also starting to learn zouk and tango.