The son of famed Italian Ballroom coaches, Riccardo Cocchi always knew that dance was his future and that one day he would become the world champion.  Riccardo was born in Terni, Italy and has since then traveled the world with his current partner and wife Yulia Zagoruychenko.  Prior to partnering with Yulia, Riccardo and his previous partner were undefeated Italian Amateur Latin Champions and World Amateur Latin Champions.  Riccardo and Yulia are current 8 Time World Professional Latin American Champions, British, UK, International, and United States Champions along with a host of many other titles under their repertoire.