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An All Star Partnership: Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo

Competition Mindset

March 27, 2021

Brenda Ortega

Dancers Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo give an inside look into their process when preparing for the 2020 South Open DanceSport Championship. The couple has

been married since 2019. Sasha and Cheyenne explain their personal routines. From

physical preparations to mental visualization. They start the day off typical with

breakfast and dive into preparation for the competition. Sasha explains he typically

takes longer than Cheyenne to warm up. Sasha takes about three to four hours to warm

up, talk about dedication. Sasha goes on to explain he has flat feet and wore metal leg

braces at a young age. Cheyenne routine is all about getting completely stretched and

getting her feet warmed up in order to really embrace the music. The couple likes to

enter the ballroom early to listen to the music and visualize the dance floor. It is

incredible how much time dancers put into preparing for competition. Their performance

at the 2020 Southern Open is amazing. Getting a glimpse into mindset and routine

before the competition showcases the dancer's dedication.

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