Charlotte's First and Most Elegant
3920 Sharon Road Suite 110 - Charlotte, NC 28211 - Phone (704) 541-5440
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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
American Smooth &
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.
DVIDA Master Examiner
USTA Championship Certified Adjudicator
He has over 22 years of competitve dance experience in Europe, South America and the United States.
to several well-known Country & Western favorites.
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!
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
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.
We are looking forward to many great things as Alexandra joins our team this year.
Nerijus acheived status as Lithuanian National Finalist many times before emigrating to the United States.
He has been the United States Pro/Am Latin Champion as well as World Open Amateur Latin Semi-Finalist and Finalist from 2003 - 2011.
He has coached celebrites for internatioinal televsion shows Dance Eurovision, Passion at the
Lithuanian National DanceSport
Beach, and Dancing With the Stars European Edition. He has also served as a judge on many DanceSport panels in Lithuania. He holds a Master's Degree in Sports Psychology and many certificates of achievement from DanceSport events across Europe.
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