Rufus Dustin is one of the most famous, titled, and highly regarded dancers, coaches, choreographers, and certified adjudicators in the World.
A World Dance and DanceSport Council professional, he now provides coaching and choreography for some of the best professionals in the World, and he routinely acts as a judge at some of the most […]
Two times U.S. National Ballroom Champion and World Showdance Finalist, Olga Foraponova Wright is an international celebrity in the world of competitive ballroom dance. Her dancing was showcased on national television in PBS’s “Championship Ballroom Dancing.”
She is rated a “High Qualification professional Dance Teacher” having passed the related Professional State Examination and received the […]
Giampiero Giannico is one of our most accomplished dancers and ballroom dance competitors in the world.
He was a Finalist in Blackpool England, generally recognized as the most prestigious competition in the world. To have danced in the top 6 at this competition is a dream for all competitors. […]
Karina Smirnoff, Celebrity Pro and Season 13 Mirror Ball Champion on TV’s Dancing with the Stars, is a five-time U.S. National Professional Latin Champion, a World Trophy Champion, and winner of many other titles as a top Ballroom dance competitor worldwide. According to her website, Karina has been ranked #2 in the world for Latin […]
Dancing With The Stars Celebrity Pros, Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, have given Group Classes and performed at Goldcoast Ballroom. Photos and videos from some of their classes and performance at Goldcoast Ballroom are featured on our Photos and Videos pages.
Edyta Sliwinska, a professional ballroom dancer born in Warsaw, Poland who started dancing at […]
Taliat Tarsinov coaches and choreographs the dancing of many of the highest ranking professional competitors in Ballroom, Latin, and Show Dance. He often gives coachings at Goldcoast Ballroom.
Taliat and his wife Marina began dancing together in Russia in 1974, a partnership that later blossomed into marriage and family. In 1988, after winning the […]
Victoria Regan is a former United States Latin Champion, North American 10 dance champion and 5-time Canadian Ballroom and Latin Dance Champion.
She often can be seen coaching Pros and students at Goldcoast Ballroom.
Over 25 years of professional award winning international experience in Ballroom dance and Musical Theater performance, she has won 10 […]
Ms. Tonja Garamella has been a World Class Adjudicator for the past 15 years, holding certifications in International Latin, Ballroom, and American Styles of dance. She has acted as judge and evaluator at our Goldcoast Ballroom Summer Showcase. Her constructive critiques to students on their performances help the students learn and improve their dancing.
Susie Thompson, Five Time U.S. Rhythm Champion, has been one of the most successful professional competitors in the United States, and is a highly sought teacher, coach, lecturer and adjudicator.
She started dancing on a dance team for the University of Texas, seizing the opportunity to do something she always loved…dancing.
Even though she […]
Sam Sodano, a former North American Latin Champion, is the organizer of the Ohio Star Ball, the largest and one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the United States, which is broadcast on television each year. As the organizer, Sam is featured annually on PBS television’s Championship Ballroom Dancing.
Sam occasionally visits Goldcoast […]
Ron Troy is certified as a judge with the World Dance Sport Council and with the United States Amateur Ballroom Dance Association.
He is a Fellow, Examiner and Adjudicator in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue dancing with the C.B.D.F. in Australia and also in the United States. Ron is also registered with N.A.D.T.A. in […]
Francois Szony, a true Legend of the Dance World and one of the Greatest Ballroom Adagio dancers the world has known, passed away on August 23, 2020, a little more than one month before his 95th Birthday – sadly taken from us by COVID-19.
He was a dear and true friend to so […]
Many other World Renowned dancers have appeared, performed, and offered instruction and coaching at Goldcoast Ballroom, including among many others:
Tony Dovolani, Judy Hatton, Katusha Demidova, Jonathan Wilkins, Anya Demidova, John Kimmins, David Hamilton, Igor Suvorov, Diana McDonald
And many, many more
The above World Renowned dancers and dance celebrities are not affiliated with Goldcoast Ballroom, but come to our Ballroom from time to time as Guest Instructors, Coaches or Judges, to lecture, teach special classes or lessons, offer coaching, or judge our competitions or Showcases.
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.