Duets split, find different partners, and get back to dancing. But, here is an interesting story behind Nino Langella & Anna Melnikova
Going back a few months, Nino Langella with his partner at the time – Kristina Moshenskaya, have been holding the title of champions at most major competition around the world sanctioned by WDSF. All the way from May of 2013 – GrandSlam in Hong Kong, until the time they decided to terminate their partnership. Their last competition registered was the World Championship in Czech Republic in October of 2014. There is no actual information or a confirmation from them, but it was evident that both Nino and Kristina were ready for this move, since both almost instantly partnered up with someone else. Kristina started dancing with Marius-Andrei Balan and Nino partnered up with Vera Bondareva. However, the partnership did not last long, and rumours started spreading that Nino might have partnered up with Anna Melnikova.
On the other side of the competitive “fence”, we remember Anna from the “Ballroom Dancer” movie with Slavik Kryklyvyy. It was her first step into the professional world of dance sport, and for Slavik, this was a promising come back to the top. Their partnership ended a year after and Anna paired up with Justinas Duknauskas. Things went well for them, but only in the sami-finals at major competitions.
Suddenly, this appeared on the horizons:
At the end of April, the dance sport internet was hit with a confirmation that Nino Langella & Anna Melnikova will dance together.
There was no more news until the middle of June, when a glance of their first perfomance video from Gala De Danza was posted:
Come on! What 15 seconds can really show? Bloody Intriguing…
However, just a few months after, they are spotted performing a show at World Promotions South American Open 2015
It has been confirmed that Nino & Anna are planning on competing at 2015 Open World Championship in Poland. We wish them strength and luck!
Photography: Stephen Marino
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