Rudy is originally from Nuremberg, Germany and Katia is originally from the Ukraine. They both started dancing at the age of 6 and have had extremely successful dance partnerships before they started dancing together in 2014.

Some of their most recent results are:
2018: USDC National Open Professional Ballroom – Bronze medalists.
2nd place at Ohio Star Ball, Hollywood DanceSport, Millennium Dancesport, Florida Superstars, Eastern US Open and Empire.

Winners of Golden Star, Beach Bash, Michigan Challenge, Windy City, Desert Classic, NV ball, Capital Dancesport, Kings Ball and the 2019 Heritage Classic.
Currently Rudy & Katia are ranked 16th in the world in the professional open ballroom rankings.