Slavik Kryklyvyy is a professional ballroom dancer specializing in International Latin. Born and raised in Ukraine, he is currently residing in New York, USA. He and Joanna Leunis were amateur world champions in International Latin. In 2000 the couple took first place in the IDSF World Amateur Championship, the British Open, the ARD Masters Gala, and the IDSF European Latin Championship. After becoming a professional dancer, he won a number of competitions with various partners.