Ilkin started ballroom dancing back in 1997. After she moved to the US in 2001, she started competing in
collegiate competitions in International Standard and Latin divisions.
In 2005 she moved to the amateur field and specialized in International Standard division. Early in her dance career in the amateur field she has won the Pre-championship category of most major US competitions (Nevada Star Ball, Embassy Ball, Emerald Ball and Manhattan Amateur Classic to name a few). Her major accomplishments later in her competitive career are winning several major US competitions in the over 35 Championship category (including Manhattan Amateur Classic and California Fall Classic) and placing 3rd in the USA Dance National Championships in 2015. She currently teaches group classes and private lessons at Come Dancing.
Robert Kubis is a professional ballroom dancer with extensive competitive experience.