Renata Shvarts is a highly sought after judge, choreographer, and dance teacher. She continues to raise US National Champions, World Representatives, and Jr. Blackpool Finalists and has choreographed routines for junior and Olympic figure skaters.
She is the founder and co-owner of the ‘Basic Ballroom’ dance studio chain in New York and several of her former students have been featured in television programs such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
As a competitor, she was a winner at numerous regional Professional Rising Star Latin Championships and a finalist at Professional Latin Championships, as well as a USDC National Amateur Latin Bronze medalist.
She is the only American official in history to hold all three WDSF designations: WDSF Adjudicator, WDSF PD (Professional Division) Adjudicator, and WDSF Chairman of Judges.