Marko is an experienced International Latin and Standard Dancer. He has been dancing competitively for over 8 years. Marko has won numerous first and second places in national competitions. He is very excited to share his extensive knowledge about dancing. Marko feels that commitment, passion and persistence is the best way to achieve your dancing goals. He says anyone can learn to dance if they forget their fears and just enjoy the pure happiness of music and movement.
Kristofer has enjoyed dancing all of his life. He first became inspired to dance after seeing the Fred Astaire movie “Finian’s Rainbow” as a child. He has studied, as well as taught, fencing and tae kwon do, and draws upon his experiences in these areas when teaching balance and body movement in ballroom dancing. Kristofer also graduated from The Connecticut Institute of Art, where he studied graphic design and illustration. He believes that art and dance share the same expressive qualities, and encourages his students to express their own personalities through dance.
Ashley has loved all styles of dance since she was a young girl, but she has found partner dancing to be particularly fascinating. Her first experience partner dancing started when she trained and competed in ice dancing. Later, she took it to the floor and found a new love in Lindy Hop and Blues dancing. Now, she enjoys teaching and competing in all styles of partner dancing. She has won numerous top female teacher awards at regional and national competitions and loves to teach and help students achieve their dancing goals, whether it’s preparing for a wedding, learning to social dance, or training for the next competition.
Goran has been dancing actively for over 10 years. He is an S class dancer, which is the highest classification by the IDSF standards. His specialty is Ballroom dances, as well as salsa, disco, swing and many other dance styles. Throughout his dance career, he has reached many first, second and third place finishes in Latin American and Standard dance competitions. He has performed and taught dance in his home country of Serbia as well as internationally in Germany and China. He is a very dedicated and passionate dance and he believes that anyone can learn how to dance if they are passionate about it and just have fun
Coming from an extensive acting and dance background, Felix is no stranger to the performing arts. From the mere age of 6, he has trained in everything from jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and his absolute favorite International Latin. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Felix brings an impressive dynamic performance quality to the dance floor that is undeniably captivating. Aside from his dance career, acting in the theatre has been an extremely prominent element in his life. Felix received his B.A in Theatre with a concentration in Acting in May 2013 from Southern Connecticut State University. He also studied at the prestigious Circle in the Square Acting School in NYC. After graduating college, he was immediately hired by Capitol Classic Shakespeare and Bated Breath Theatre Company, two top professional theatre companies in the state. Felix hopes to bring a sense of enlightenment and positivity to his students and the studio but most importantly, he wants people to just have FUN!