(Office Manager/Dance Instructor/Performer)
Ilinca was introduced to the world of dance and theatre at a very young age. Growing up with a ballet choreographer as a grandmother and a former gymnast as a mother, she was already performing at the age of 3. At the age of 6 she started playing the piano and music became a part of her life all the way through highschool. Ballroom came into her life only at the age of 10 but very soon it was the only thing filling up her spare time and becoming her passion. She became a National Amateur Romanian Championships Finalist and, together with her partner, was a top Romanian Amateur couple for several years. Upon her move to Canada in 2005, she had the opportunity to further develop her ballroom career, training and taking lessons with some of the World’s top teachers. This hard work paid off eventually and earned her the Rising Star Professional Latin Title at La Classique du Quebec. She was able to acquire pedagogical skills by assisting her grandmother in teaching ballet at only the age of 16, and later on by teaching ballroom. She loves to travel, learn foreign languages – she speaks Romanian, English, French, Spanish and is now picking up Russian. Between working as an office manager in two dance studios and practicing, she is currently finding time to finish her Fine Arts Cultural Studies degree at York University.