Meet Our World Class Instructors*

Olga Bogdanov

Olga Bogdanov is among the most famous and decorated dancers in America and in the World. From a bronze medal at the European Championships in 1996 to Russian Open medalists and World Representative in 1998 to Rising Star Champion at the Ohio Star Ball in 2001, Olga has been a premier dancer.

Born in Astrakhan, […]

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Paolo and Liene Di Lorenzo

Paolo Di Lorenzo and Liene Darbiniece Di Lorenzo are among the top Professional Competitive Couples in the World. They are the 2013 United States National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions, 2014 World Professional Ballroom Showdance Championship Finalists, and have won many other top titles in the United States and the World.

Dancing together since […]

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Andre and Natalie Paramonov

André and Natalie Paramonov, 2013, 2014 and 2015 1st Place U.S. National Professional South American Show Dance Champions, World Professional Show Dance Champions and five-times undefeated Canadian National Professional Latin Champions, are one of the World’s top professional Ballroom Latin American couples. They are noted for their high energy, passion, and many innovative and exotic […]

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Lee Fox

Lee Fox is a frequent Judge and Chairman of Judges at regional, national, and local DanceSport Competitions, as well as a lecturer and teacher of all types of Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Social dances.

He is President and an Examiner of the National Dance Teachers Association of America (NDTA), and a Delegate and standing […]

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Alex & Tanya Koulik

Alex Koulik and Tanya Koulik are world class dance instructors. Alex & Tanya frequently teach at Goldcoast Ballroom, and dance with their students in Goldcoast Ballroom Showcases.

Alex and Tanya danced together over 30 years and won numerous titles in most prestigious championships around the world and USA, including All Russia Ballroom Dance Laureates, […]

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Alex Foraponov

Alex Foraponov has won and been a finalist in many prestigious dance competitions Worldwide, including among others the French Championship in Paris in 2005. He has been a top Competitor on the World Stage, having danced for Russia, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and USA in many World and National Championships.

Alex is a well-known choreographer, coach, […]

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Aleksandr Skarlato & Loreta Kriksciukaityte

Aleksandr Skarlato & Loreta Kriksciukaityte are two of the World’s Most Noted and Highly Ranked Latin dancers!

Aleksandr, originally from Ukraine, and Loreta, originally from Lithuania, each has competed internationally, and achieved numerous Top Titles — in the Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Europe, the UK (Blackpool), and in the U.S.

Aleksandr & Loreta started dancing […]

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Michael Neil

Michael Neil is one of the top professional Latin American Rhythm dancers and competitors in the United States.

Former North American Showdance Champions, Michael Neil and his partner Danielle Wilson were a top couple in the American Rhythm style of dance. Four time United States Championship finalists, three time World Rhythm finalists on America’s […]

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Bruce and Beth Perrotta

Beth and Bruce Perrotta are among South Florida’s foremost West Coast Swing instructors, and are the owners/directors of “Miami Dance Magic,” an annual WSDC registered swing event on the 3rd week of July. They founded DanSynergy, Inc., and through their company have been a part of the foundation of WCS growth in Florida.

In […]

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Trish Berlanga

Trish Berlanga is a high-energy Swing dancer. She teaches classes in West Coast Swing on Friday evenings at Goldcoast Ballroom.

She also teaches beginner classes as part of our Equality Dance Classes/ All Out Ballroom Night, Wednesday nights. Check our Calendar for the latest Schedule.

In the following video, our Swing instructors, Trish Berlanga and […]

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Steeve Jean Louis

An excellent professional dancer and Competitor, Steeve Jean Louis teaches and coaches students in all Ballroom, Latin and Rhythm dances at Goldcoast Ballroom.

Originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Steeve began his training in ballroom dancing there in 1997. Having discovered his true passion, he moved to Florida in 2004 to perform, compete, and teach. Since […]

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Phil and Tanya Palma

“The Goldcoast Sweethearts”, PHIL (New Jersey) and TANYA (St.Petersburg, Russia) specialize in all ballroom dances, as well as the swings and the hustle, from beginners to advanced levels. With more than 25 years of combined teaching experience you’ll be sure to achieve your dancing goals quickly.

PHIL PALMA – is a ballroom instructor with over […]

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Grigol Kranz

Originally from Georgia (in the former U.S.S.R.), Grigol Kranz trained in Russia and Germany, before coming to the United States. He has won many Championships in Russia, Germany and internationally, as well as in the United States.

Grigol was taken to his first dance studio in Georgia (formerly U.S.S.R.) at the age of […]

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Joe & Loretta Gugliotti

Joe Gugliotti has enjoyed many years as a social ballroom dance instructor in the Connecticut area. He was a co-owner of the “Galaxy Dance Studio” in Watertown, CT. and later affiliated with “Let’s Dance Studio” in Newtown, CT., as well as teaching at many other venues in the state.

Joe and his wife Loretta […]

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Mambo Bob & Michele

Mambo Bob and Michele

Mambo Bob & Michele teach classes in Latin and Ballroom dances, before Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Afternoon Social Dances at Goldcoast Ballroom.

Mambo Bob Fusco is a famous dancer who performed to sold-out audiences in venues throughout the Catskills over many years. He is well known for his amazing Mambo – […]

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Anton Tregubov

Anton Tregubov is an international competitor and performer, and a Professional Latin Dance Instructor. He has competed in Russia, Europe, and the United States. He was a Russian 10-Dance Semi-finalist (Ballroom and Latin), and a U.S. Latin Champion.

Anton has coached Russian and American competitive dancers for more than 20 years. This experience is […]

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Ashley Sanchez

Ashley Sanchez is a professional International Latin Ballroom competitor and teacher.

She began dancing all styles of dance including contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, flamenco, and ballroom at eight years old. She later went on to continue her training with Latin and Showdance champions, Andre and Natalie Paramonov.

Her competitive dance career as […]

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Diane K. Nardone

Diane K. Nardone is nationally known as the “Queen Bee of Hustle.”

She began dancing Hustle in the early 70’s with the Hustle Kings dance troupe, and went on to appear in the motion pictures “Saturday Night Fever”, “Carlitto’s Way,” and more..

She is a Ballroom, Latin, and Hustle Teacher, Judge, Choreographer, and […]

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Diana Rose

Diana Rose (nee Diana Heilig) teaches Latin and Ballroom dancing.

Diana began dancing at an early age, studying tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop. While attending Dillard High School for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL she also began teaching at various dance schools. From there Diana went on to study at New […]

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Samantha Melesenka

Samantha Melesenka is a very talented dancer, who dances and teaches both Ballroom dancing and Latin & Rhythm dancing.

On Sundays in November, 2013, she and Steeve Jean Louis teamed up to teach a series of classes (each 1.5 hours) at Goldcoast Ballroom on Fundamentals of Dance, including:

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing – including an […]

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Jenny Levina

Jenny Levina

Jenny Levina has many years of experience teaching and dancing New York style Salsa.

She is excited to share her experience and knowledge with you!

Jenny Levina with partner Joseph

Originally from Russia, she has studied Salsa on 2 in New York with such stars as Eddie Torres and Frankie […]

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Joseph B. Smith

Originally from New York, Joseph B. Smith started dancing at a very early age and continued studying dance into his adulthood with some of the top Masters of Dance in the World.

His love of dance led him to learn about different dance styles, including International and American style Ballroom, Salsa, and other […]

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Anna Hitroff

Anna Hitroff – Professional dance teacher, choreographer and coach – Russian National Finalist – Finalist of the major competitions all over the world – Florida State Champion in all four styles Latin, Standard, Smooth & Rhythm

Anna was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. At the age of 3, she started to dance ballet. At the […]

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Kirill Hitroff

Kirill Hitroff was born in 1984 in Odessa, Ukraine (Soviet Union that time). At 6 years old he started to dance Ballroom and Latin dances. At the age of 8 Kirill won his first title – Champion of Ballroom and Latin dances in Odessa City. At fifteen, Kirill became the Ukrainian National Champion.

During […]

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Meet also Some of Our World Renowned Guest Instructors, Judges and Coaches »


*Note: Like most Ballrooms in the United States, Goldcoast Ballroom does not employ instructors; rather, our World Class Instructors and Guest Instructors all act as highly qualified independent contractors, who rent floor space from us to teach private or group dance lessons at Goldcoast Ballroom. They teach all types of International and American Style Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm & Social dancing, as explained under What We Offer and in their biographies above.

If you are interested in private lessons, please contact us, and we will refer you to our independent instructors who teach the types of dance you are interested in, so that you can schedule lessons fitting your interests, with them directly.

One of the best ways to meet our instructors is to come to a Group Class that they teach at Goldcoast Ballroom. See our Calendar for the Schedule.


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