In 1993, Roman Malkhasyan started dancing ballroom in Russia. He began competing and quickly rose through the ranks competing in over 25 competitions a year beginning at the age of 13. At the age of 16 he became Russia's North East Amateur Champion. At 17, Roman reached top 20 in the world. Needless to say he has continued to succeed over the years. Currently, teaching in all four ballroom styles and many social dances as well as competing professional in American Rhythm and American Smooth.