Riccardo Cocchi

Riccardo Cocchi
Date of Birth / Age
Imigrational Status
in the U.S.
Hair ColorBlonde
Hair LengthMedium
Eye ColorBrown
Height5' 9"
Riccardo Cocchi

Riccardo is currently partnered with Yulia Zagoruychenko and holds the World Professional Latin title.

The son of famed Italian ballroom coaches, Riccardo always knew that dance was his future and one day he would become the world champion. Riccardo was born in Terni, Italy and currently resides in the United States and represents the United States of America. Prior to partnering with Yulia, Riccardo and his previous partner were undefeated Italian Amateur Latin Champions and the World Amateur Latin Champions.

Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko began dancing together in the fall of 2007, taking the ballroom world by storm and captivating audiences with their unique Latin style. They ascended to the finals of every major world championship as they together took their first step onto the dance floor.

Riccardo and Yulia’s mesmerizing look, incredible technical aptitude, and vivacious dynamism quickly made them a favorite among both fans and judges alike. At the World Professional Latin Championships held in Bonn, Germany on November 20, 2010, DanceSport felt the impact of Riccardo and Yulia’s hard work and growth when they took home their first World Professional Latin title and in April of 2011, they captured their second World Professional Latin title in Moscow dancing at the legendary Kremlin ballroom.



  • World Professional Latin Champions 2010, 2011, 2012
  • World Professional Showdance Champions
  • U.S. Professional Latin Champions 2008 – 2012
  • International Open Professional Latin Champions 2012
  • Asian Open Champions 2010-2012
  • Dutch Open Champions 2008-2012
  • Macau Open Champions 2010-2012
  • WDC Disney Paris Champions 2008-2011
Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko will be performing April 12 & 13 at Dance Legends 2013, in New York City. The venue, a historic opera house, held 3,000 people last year. This year, it will once again feature performances by current Latin & Ballroom finalists and champions as well as Legends who are no longer competing.