We are pleased to announce Kristen Dobson & Todor Kondov for our event's Professional Show!
Kristen Dobson & Todor Kondov, both have been dancing since the young age of 5. Kristen grew up competing in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Gymnastics and theater. She was also part of a performing company called Easy Street Productions as a child in Ohio. Out of high school Kristen, with her professional partner, was selected to be the featured ballroom couple for a show called “Ballroom Bravo” on a world tour for Regent Seven Seas Cruise lines. After returning to Ohio, Kristen became Ohio FADS Open Rhythm Champions, as well as FADS National Open Rhythm and Rising Star Finalist. Besides competing, Kristen was a featured soloist on the hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, which took her to Vegas finals during season 8 & 9. You can view her entire audition here:
Todor (Toshko) Kondov is originally from Bulgaria, where he competed in International Latin. He was National vice champion in the Amateur division (2010) and a Bronze medalist the following year. He has represented his country at 2 IDSF (WDSF) World Latin Championships in Maribor, Slovenia – 2009 and New York, USA – 2010. He has won the National Ranking and the Cup of Bulgaria chain of competitions 2 years running. Throughout his career he has won over 45 medals from both domestic and International competitions. He moved to the USA in August 2015.
More recently with his wife and partner Kristen Dobson, they were 2015 New England Fred Astaire International Latin Champions. In the beginning of 2016 they decided to switch to American Rhythm and won the New England Fred Astaire Regional title in both Open & Closed divisions. Some of their achievements from independent competitions include:
- Tri-State Championships, Stamford CT 2016 – Rising Stars American Rhythm 5th Place,
- Cleveland Dancesport 2016 –Open American Rhythm 5th Place,
- Chicago Harvest Moon Ball 2016 – Open Rhythm 6th Place.
Currently, Todor & Kristen work at “La Danse Cleveland” an independent ballroom dance studio in Beachwood Ohio. Their main teacher is Tony Meredith and recently they started working with Sam Sodano.