Founder and President of Hawaii Dancesport,Inc. is professional dancer ,certified professional teacher, trainer and choreographer, licentiate member of USISTD, NADTA and PDF and registered with NDCA. She has been active ballroom competitor for many years, dancing since 6 years old, first as a amateur then as professional dancer she has traveled around the world, performed and competed in many national and world dancesport championships. Besides being experienced dancesport competitor, Pro/am teacher and passionate dance coach Ms. Samkova holds degree from University of Palacky (CZ) in Sociology and Human Resources management, Management certificate from City and Guilds of London Institute and Certificate in Sport Psychology from Ashworth University (US).
In summer 2008 Yanna and her husband Lucas Jaime moved to Honolulu to make Hawaii their new home. Together they are owners of DRD - Divino Ritmo Dance, LLC is five years in the row undefeated Top teacher and Top best studio award recipients at Hawaii Star Ball dancesport competition. Their goal is to continue their professional carriers, to share their knowledge and demonstrate their role as a ballroom teachers to develop and inspire new generation of successful (dancesport) ballroom dancers here in Hawaii.