Olena Jay, Principal Dancer

Olena is dancer, choreographer and competitor with Inspiracion Dance Chicago. She has performed on international stages, including Chicago, Canada, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, DC, Wisconsin and more. Accolades include:

  • Champion - 2017 Chicago International Salsa Open at w/ partner Luis Santillan
  • Champion - 2017 Bachata Open Lobos Nightclub Chicago w/ partner Luis 
  • Champion - 2016 Wisconsin Salsa Open w/ partner Luis
  • Champion - 2016 Bachata Open Drink Nightclub w/ partner Luis
  • Champion - 2016 Salsa Jack & Jill competion by Latin Street Adobe Gilas  
  • Champion - 2013 Bacardi Salsa Competition at Nacional 27 w/ partner Oscar
  • Runner-up 2nd place - 2017 Chicago International Bachata Open w/ partner Luis
  • Runner-up 2nd place - 2017 Wisconsin Bachata Open w/ Partner Luis 
  • Runner-up 2nd place - 2016 Alhambra Bachata Open w/ partner Luis
  • Finalist 3rd place - 2016 Chicago Salsa Championships Willowbrook/MayI w partner Kevin Little
  • Finalist 3rd place  - 2016 Midwest Bachata Open at Patron Hacienda w/ partner Luis

Olena is an avid social dancer in various styles: salsa, bachata, cha cha, zouk, swing, hustle, cumbia, waltz, tango, polka and always looking to learn new types of dance from around the world.

Outside dance, Olena is working on her getting her MBA.

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