Sylvia is the owner and operator of Ballroom Dance Center. She has been active in the ballroom dance industry for 15 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. She loves sharing her love of dance with her students and seeing them succeed and grow.
Ricky has been an active member of the Chicago dance community for many years. 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 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.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Colleen has been a Midwesterner long enough to feel at home, but still wishes winters were not so long. After taking ballet as a child Colleen was just a dance patron until she fell in love with ballroom. While living in Hollywood Colleen danced in a few music videos most notably “Far” by Canopy Climbers. She loves all dances, but has a particular fondness for Argentine Tango. With a background in education Colleen is excited to be part of Ballroom Dance Center and teaching on the North Shore.