Desert Sol Dancesport plans to have an incredible event that truly captures the magic of the Sonoran Desert. We want each and every one of our competitors, professionals, officials and vendors to feel welcome and heard. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us!.

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About Decho

3x United States Professional Rhythm Champion

Decho Kraev is 3x undefeated United States Professional Rhythm Champion, 3x World Rhythm Champion, and Theater Arts Champion. He is known for his technical performance, presenting the true character of each dance with elegance and sophistication. Decho was born in Bulgaria and began his competitive dancing career at the age of eight. His dedication, talent and determination brought him to the highest levels of recognition. He enjoyed a successful amateur career followed by coaching junior couples who also experienced great success.

In 2003, Decho moved to the United States where he continued his career as a professional dance teacher and competitor. There he met his professional partner, Bree Watson. Based in Tempe, Arizona, Decho continues to coach many Professional and Amateur competitive dancers from around the world. In addition, Decho is the featured in the newly released American Rhythm Hip Lift Technique (HLT) training videos

About Natalie

United States Professional 9-Dance Champion

Natalie Crandall was an amateur competitive ballroom dancer for 16 years before making the leap to becoming a professional. Throughout her career as an Amateur Student, Natalie traveled the United States as well as internationally to achieve titles at the highest level and become a decorated champion.

Natalie won multiple world and national titles with her teacher Decho Kraev and in 2017 she became the first ever Blackpool British Open Pro/Am American Smooth Champion. In 2017 Natalie began dancing professionally with her partner Oleksiy Pigotskyy in American Style 9-Dance. Together they achieved many titles at both the Professional Rising Star level as well as Open Professional. In just one year together, Natalie and Oleksiy became the 2018 United States Open Professional American Style 9-Dance Champions as well as the 2018 United States Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champions and United States Rising Star Smooth Champions.

Natalie's passion for ballroom dancing started at age 6 and it has only grown since. She continuously seeks out new and unique ways to push the industry forward and is excited to make her mark as a professional dancer and competition owner/organizer.