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Visiting Professionals

World Class Instructors we've been honored to host!

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Kasia Kozak

Blackpool Rising Star Latin Champion 

Multi Time World Champion

Dance Vision Instructor

Kasia Kozak is one of the most respected and sought after dancers and choreographers in America. She is a world class judge and national coach working with many of todays top professional and pro-am couples.

She is originates from Poland, where she become Polish Junior Champion and moved to the United States at the age of 16, shortly after becoming one of the youngest professionals in the country. Her perseverance and vibrant personality allowed her to become one of the top dancers in the United States. 

We are very excited to have her at the studio for lessons and workshops June 21st!

Linda Dean

U.S. American Style Champion

U.S. Theater Arts Champion

U.S. International style Latin Champion

Linda Dean has spent a lifetime dancing. Learning ballet, tap, and jazz when she was five years old, Linda entered the world of ballroom dancing when she was twenty. From that point on, it didn't take long for her to start climbing the ranks. With partner, George Hendrix, Linda competed in the first USDSC in 1971, where they finalled. Linda and George then came back in 1972 to win both the Theatrical and American Style divisions.

In 1975, Linda began her partnership with Vernon Brock.  From 1975-1978, they represented the United States in the World Championships, making the finals for all four years.

We are very excited to partner with Linda for our Dance Vision Medal Exams!

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Heather Smith

Five Time US Ballroom Champion

Dance Vision Instructor

World Champion Coach

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Carolina Orlovsky

3 Time World Professional Rhythm Vice-Champion 

9 Time U.S. Professional Rhythm Finalist 

World Mambo Champion

Carolina has had a stellar career in the American Rhythm division, where she and her partner, Felipe Telona, Jr., have become World & U.S. Professional Rhythm Vice-Champions and U.S. Rhythm Showdance Champions, among their many accomplishments.

We are so thankful for Carolina Orlovsky's Mambo workshop in December!

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Maria Hansen

7 time U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalist

U.S. Representative to the World in Ballroom

North American Showdance Champion

After only a year of competing, Maria became a finalist in the U.S. National Rising Star Latin. She also began competing in the Ballroom division before deciding to pursue that style exclusively. This lead to a long and accomplished career in competitions, spanning over 15 years with three partners. 

After retirement from competitive dancing, Maria took her adjudicating exams and now is an in-demand judge across the country. In 2008, Maria became very interested in studying kinesiology, postural and movement correction at the CHEK Institute in California and has implemented many of these ideas into her teaching and training program. She is also co-organizer of Vegas Open Dance Championships.

We are very excited to work with Maria Henson!

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