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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Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk

Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk are among the Best and Most Highly Ranked Dancers in the World!

  They have achieved numerous Top titles, including among many others:

U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champions!! 2 Times U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions!! 5 Times U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalists!! Top 12 Pro Ballroom World […]

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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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Peter Perzhu

Peter Perzhu is a 4 time US Professional 9-Dance Champion (2010-2013) as well as US Professional Smooth Champion.  

 He also was a United States Professional Rhythm Finalist 2010-2013, and Open Professional Smooth Champion at the Ohio Star Ball in 2013, and at many other prestigious Competitions in the United States and in […]

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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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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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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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Bruce and Beth Perrotta

Beth and Bruce Perrotta are among South Florida’s foremost West Coast Swing instructors, and are the owners/directors of “Florida 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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Robert Cordoba & Dawn Sgarlata

Robert Cordoba has been dancing, teaching, performing, choreographing and judging for over thirty years. He began dancing West Coast Swing in 1990 and within two years he won his first U.S. Open title.For the past twenty years Robert has averaged approximately forty weekends per year traveling around the world to teach West Coast Swing. His […]

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Maximiliano Alvarado & Paloma Berrios


24 years of experience; developing, teaching and performing Salon and Stage Tango styles.

Maximiliano Alvarado & Paloma Berrios started dancing together in 1996, touring in South America, Europe, Asia and North America, in competitions, performances, festivals, meetings, workshops, and more.

They have cultivated love […]

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Tone Jacobsen

Tone Jacobsen “grew up in Oskleiva, Norway and began dancing Ballet at the age of 4. By the time she was 21, she was accepted into the Ballroom Dance Company at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on a full scholarship.

During her youth, Tone trained in dance at the following schools:

Karoline’s Ballet School […]

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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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Kristie Alemeida

Kristie Almeida, now one of South Florida’s top Wedding Dance Specialists, has been teaching dance for almost as long as she has been dancing, which is now longer than she can remember! Ever since her earliest years of childhood, she has been choreographing dance routines and learning to perform them with friends and those around […]

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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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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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Michele Bonfiglio

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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Volvick Denis

Volvick Denis

Volvick Denis is an extraordinary World Class Professional Dancer widely acclaimed for his amazing full-body moves and fiery and energetic performances in Salsa and Latin & Rhythm dances.

Originally from Haiti, Volvick is internationally recognized as a top tier professional dancer. He has performed and competed throughout the U.S. and in recognized […]

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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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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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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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