Ion Postolachi was born in the Republic of Moldova where he started his ballroom dance career at the early age of five. After many successful competitions, he was a finalist at the 2006 “World Championship in Standard Formation” held in Moscow. After that, he continued to be a finalist and winner at national and international competitions in Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Moldova, Russia and the Ukraine. At the age of 16, he moved to Romania where he started a successful new dance partnership. Representing Romania, he was a finalist at national championships and was selected to represent Romania at the “European Union Cup”. He attended DanceSport Institute and became a member of one of the most prestigious dance teams in Italy.
Ion graduated from high school with a specialty in sports education. He earned a Bachelors degree at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca with a major in Physical Education and Sports, His education helped him discover new horizons in his dance career. While at the university, he successfully managed a dance studio. His students were winners and finalists at national competitions in Romania. In 2016, Ion and his wife emigrated to the United States. He continued teaching ballroom dancing and began participating in Pro-Amateur competitions with his students. He and his amateur partners have won medals at every competition they have attended.
Ion is founder and co-owner of the Gold Ballroom Dance Studio where he teaches and contributes to the development of the dance community in southern Delaware. He and his wife are professional dance partners and collaborate with some of the best coaches in the country.
Ion Postolachi Degrees and Certifications:
- Graduate of Sport High School, Baia Mare Romania
- Bachelor’s degree from Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Cluj-Napoca Romania
- Graduate of the world-renowned Team Diablo DanceSport Institute of Italy, the home studio of the WDSF Technical Manuals for Standard and Latin
- WDSF (World Dance Sport Federation) Certified in Standard Dances
- WDSF (World Dance Sport Federation) Certified in Latin Dances