Born and raised in Belarus, Raman Stsepaniuk began his athletic career as a young gymnast for the Soviet government. After realizing gymnastics wasn’t for him and taking a short hiatus from sports, his coach reached out about a spot on the national team for sport acrobatics. He was hooked. After college, he fled Belarus for the Russian circus, which eventually led him to the U.S. with the Ringling Bros. After his contract concluded, he decided to remain in the United States and sought work in Las Vegas, eventually landing with Dragone entertainment, where he still performs to this day.
Anna and Scott have both moved on from successful careers in tennis – yet their transitions were vastly different. Anna had a fulfilling career at the University of Portland as a student-athlete, knew she would be moving on from the sport after graduation, and had a support system that always emphasized balance. Scott grew up in a household with two tennis pros, was fully immersed in the sport from a young age, and always knew he would go professional as well. However, he had to make a transition earlier than expected after a career-ending injury.