Natalia was born in Bloomington, Illinois. She spent her childhood in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and fell in love with dancing at the age of 7. Natalia’s first dance teachers who taught her the first dance steps were Sandra Fortuna, Brian Fortuna and Ilya Reyzin (USA).
When Natalia turned 10, she moved to Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 2011 Natalia finished high school and moved to her new partner Florin Vlad in Romania. Natalia is an undergraduate student and majors in Sport Psychology. She is very determined and wishes to help athletes worldwide through her skills.
Florin is Romanian and started dancing at the age of 10 in Romania. From the beginning Florin had a passion for Standard dances and since Junior2 he only dances Ballroom. Florin’s first dance teacher was Lorand Illyes (Romania). He has been a member of the Romanian National Dancesport Team for many years and successfully represented Romania at many international competitions. Currently he is an undergraduate student in Economics and International Affairs.
Florin and Natalia have been dancing together since June 2011. They met through dancesportinfo.net and started dancing together for Romania. Since 2013 they are dancing Ballroom in Under 21 and Adult category representing USA. Florin and Natalia specialize in Standard dances.