Sylvia is the owner and operator of Ballroom Dance Center. She has been active in the ballroom dance industry for 20 years and has earned many respectable accolades in dancing and teaching. She has earned the title of US Rising Star Latin Champion and has won and been a finalist in many competitions across the country. Her students have consistently placed at the top in local and national competitions. Her experience has made her a popular choice with collegiate dance teams as well; she has worked with the Catholic University of America Ballroom Dance Team as well as the University of Madison Ballroom Dance Team.
Sylvia has been awarded the recognition of #1 Top Teacher at the Crystal Ball Championships as well as Top Teacher at the Windy City Open and Harvest Moon Championships. Ballroom Dance Center has also been awarded the #1 Top Studio at the 2014 Harvest Moon Ball Championships.
Ricky has been an active member of the Chicago dance community for many years and most recently won the Award of Top Teacher at the 2014 Harvest Moon Ball Championships. He has experience with many styles of dance and his specialty is country two-step and line dancing. He has previously been the Manager of the Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB) performing cheer leading stunts at events all around Chicago. He is presently a performing member of a dance ensemble, The Windy City Cowboys, representing the Chicagoland LGBTQ community. He loves sharing his talents and his skills with all of his students both in a social dancing aspect as well as on the competition floor.
Zumba & Ballroom Dance Instructor
Katie loves teaching ZUMBA classes. Growing up in Louisville, KY she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, and modern for 12 years and has been dancing and performing professionally for 15 years. She graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. When Katie became a FiTour certified group fitness instructor in March 2013, she knew exactly what she wanted to teach. ZUMBA is more than just dance fitness; it’s a party! She also teaches Ballroom & Latin Dance and looks forward to sharing her passion of dance with her students!”