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Capture the Magic

Charlotte's First and Most Elegant

Grand Ballroom 

3920 Sharon Road Suite 110 - Charlotte, NC  28211 - Phone (704) 541-5440

Capture the Magic



Trevor and Emily Guthrie are graduates from the department of Ballroom Dance at Brigham Young University.


They are experts in all five formal styles  of dance in addition to being recognized professionals in Cabaret, West Coast Swing, and American Smooth.


They compete professionally in Open Professional and Rising Star American Smooth deivisions.

Trevor & Emily Guthrie

U.S. National Amateur American Smooth Champions

Dirk has spent over 25 years in dance studios beginning with his parents' studio here in the Carolinas and continuing across the eastern seaboard.


He has made a name for himself as a top level dancer with several studios and as a specialist in all Swing styles including Shag, West Coast Swing and Hustle.


He is also well versed in nearly every popular line dance from Hip-hop versions that are popular today


Dirk Myers

American Smooth &

Rhythm Specialist

Tony is the only Master Examiner in the State of North Carolina.   He is also a well-known emcee on the NDCA Pro-Am Ballroom Dance Circuit.  He can be seen and heard often in broadcast coverage of DanceSport events on the American Sports Network.


He has earned distinction as a United States Cabaret Finalist and as A WDC World Pro-Am Finalist in American Smooth Dancing.


Tony Prado

DVIDA Master Examiner

USTA Championship Certified Adjudicator

They have a long list of great results since starting their professional dance career.  Their next big goal is to compete in the Open American Smooth competition at Blackpool, England.

Tony Prado, Man on the Microphone

He has over 22 years of competitve dance experience in Europe, South America and the United States.

Dirk Myers, Dance Instructor

to several well-known Country & Western favorites.

Jonathan is a graduate of Myers Park High School.  He studies Real Estate during his weekdays and has taken his dancing to a new level as one of our developing instructors.


He works with our entry-level students to get them ready for intermediate and advanced dancing.

Jonathan Brodrick

Junior Instructor

Joseph is a native of Charlotte, and works full time in the marketing industry.


In his spare time, he trains at Queen City Ballroom as on of our assistant instructors.  He is well-versed in the American Smooth and Rhythm styles.


He is also a great beginning Salsa instructor.  


Joseph McNamara

Junior Instructor

Competing Professionals


Most recently, Vlad and Kate are winners of the 2017 UK Rising Star Ballroom Competition and the 2017 Blackpool Rising Star Competition.  These are two of the most prestigious events in the world.  


They are also winners of the 2016 U.S. Rising Star Professional Ballroom Competition.


When in Charlotte, they spend their teaching and practice time here at Queen City Ballroom working with




Vladislav Shakhov & Ekaterina Popova

Rising Star Ballroom Winners

local and regional students to prepare them for high level level DanceSport Competitions.  As champions on both sides of the Atlantic, they are the highest ranked competitive dancers teaching in Charlotte at present, and they are among the highest ranked dancers in the world!

Staff Instructors

Instructor Development Program

Trained by some of the greatest dancers in the U.S., Kristina's achievements include being a Gold Medalist in International Standard dancing.


She finished in the Top Three in Gold International Latin, Silver American Smooth and Silver American Rhythm for three consecutive years during her competitive years.


With degrees in Psychology and


Kristina Reese

DVIDA Certified Instructor

theatre, Kristina has also been part of the entertainment department at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL performing in a variety of shows.  Part of those appearances included ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Disney's Christmas Parade 2007 and 2011.

Alexandra is trained in all aspects of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern and theatrical styles of dance... and of course, ballroom and latin.  


She has worked with studios across the eastern seaboard and teaches the DVIDA syllabus.


Her work experience includes leading Jazz classes and working with younger dancers in youth development programs.




Alexandra Rhault

Dance Instructor

We are looking forward to many great things as Alexandra joins our team this year.


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