In 2002 Dima decided to leave his successful career as a world champion in Acrobatic sports with over 30 Gold medals to follow a different dream, to be a solo performer on the stage. Cirque Du Soleil recognized Dima’s talent and invited him to one of their shows called Dralion where Dima met Viktor Kee, who helped create his circus act and later became manager in the circus world.
After that Dima spent 2 years in circus school in Kiev, Ukraine adapting his Acrobatic technique and perfecting his abilities to achieve his goal to create a unique, breathtaking, world class performance yet to be seen. Dima and Viktor presented the premiere of Dima Shine’s hand Balancing act with much hope and anticipation at the International circus festival in Paris "Cirque de Demain" in 2006. Dima’s new creation was subsequently an incredible success. In Paris he received a Gold Medal and a Prix de Publique. Which has been followed by gold medals at the “Latina festival” in Italy, in Grenoble France, and at the Domont festival, confirming Dima’s place among one of the greatest performances in the circus arts of our time. One of Dima's achievement was to win the Russian Idol, a television contest in Russia (analog of America’s got talent in USA).
In 2008 , while performing all over the world, Dima thought out the idea to create Alternative Fitness studio and named it Shine. He began to search for a place to open it and in 2009 he joined the illustrious Canadian circus entertainment company The Cirque du Soleil, for a new production called “Banana Shpeel” in NYC. After a year with Banana Shpeel Dima got invited to join another Cirque’s production “Zumanity” and relocated to Las Vegas where he is still currently performing.
In 2011 Dima met Russ Petroni who was assistant company manager in Zumanity at that time and invited him to be his business partner at Shine. 2012 was the year when Dima and Russ opened up their first Fitness Studio in Las Vegas. More to come... :)