July 1-5, 2017 instructors
Last updated: October 17, 2015

Championship Dance Camps offers world class instructors, including US, UK and World Champions as well as Blackpool finalists and semi-finalists.

We are finalizing our Independence Day Ball 2016 instructors so check back for updates!

You can also view our instructors for past years below:

 

Jackie Becker Herman
  • Jackie Becker Herman is a dynamic fitness professional who is not only a personal trainer, Zumba and group exercise instructor but also a former cheerleader herself. Her personal understanding of the demands placed on dancers coupled with her knowledge of exercise science provide a framework for how Jackie approaches helping her students. Working with dancers has been a blessing because we share a common thread in our passion for dance. It’s been rewarding for me personally knowing that the work we put in together off the floor produces better results on the floor.”
Todd Borzych
  • Founder DanceSport Endurance (tm), a workout designed to improve strength, flexibility, technique, rhythm, and endurance in Dance Sport Athletes
  • Taught at every IDB for the past 10 year
  • Performed at the Kennedy Center, White House, and the Hofburg Palace in Vienna
  • Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves
Dan Calloway
  • Asian-Pacific Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • U.S. Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • World Cup Adjudicator, WDSF certified
  • Chair of Judges at many competitions including Manhattan Amateur Classic, Yuletide Ball Championships, and USA Dance U.S. National DanceSport Championships
Olga Chekhova
  • Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising Star Smooth Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Professional American Smooth Semi-finalist
  • United States Professional American Smooth Semi-Finalist
  • US National Professional Rising Star Smooth 2-nd runner up Finalist
  • North American Rising Star Professional American Smooth Champion
  • North American Open Professional American Smooth Champion
Viktoriya Drubetskaya
  • UK Open Professional Rising Star Finalist
  • USA Professional Rising Star Champion
  • US and World Mambo Champion
  • US Professional Rhythm Finalist
  • WDSF Technical Examiner
Justinas Duknauskas
  • World Professional South American Showdance Champion
  • World Professional Latin Finalist
  • British Open Blackpool Professional latin Finalist
  • Asian Tour Macau & Japan Open Finalist
Garry Gekhman
  • 2006 U.S. Professional Classic Show Dance Champion
  • 2006 U.S. Professional Standard Finalist
  • 2005 Blackpool Rising Star Finalist
  • 2004 Second runners up in the U.K. Championships Rising Star
  • Seven time undefeated Israeli Ballroom, Latin, 10-dance, and Show Dance Champion
Matthew Hauer
  • 2006 -National Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champion
  • 2008- Professional French Open Champion
  • 2008 - National Professional Mambo Champion
  • 2014 - Professional World Salsa Champion
  • 2014 & 2015 - National Professional Mambo Champion
Perry Herman
  • Perry Herman is a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Originally from Boston, MA Perry grew up playing sports, primarily hockey. He is a proven leader, his resume includes holding position of Captain on the inline hockey club at Boston University where he led the team to several appearances in the National Collegiate Inline Hockey Championship Tournament. Perry now specializes in training ballroom dancers of all ages and skill levels both domestic and internationally. As Perry says, “the type of athletes I train change regardless of whether you’re a ballroom dancer, baseball player or training to stay healthy. My approach stays the same as my goal for everyone is to help by educating and motivating!”
Vladimir Karpov
  • Russian National Champion of the Professional Division Latin
  • Second Place of the World Championship Professional Latin
  • Third Place of the European Championship Professional Division Latin
  • World Champion Latin American Freestyle
  • Winner of the First World Dance Sport Games (Latin American Freestyle)
  • The Multiple Prize Winner of the Russian National Championship
Anna Kovalova
  • 5-time US National Professional Latin Vice-Champion
  • World Professional Latin Championship Semi-Finalist
  • 3-time Ohio Star Ball Professional Latin Champion
  • 2-time Asian Pacific Open Professional Latin Champion in Japan
Stanley Kuo
  • 9 years experience in Iyengar yoga
  • 3 years experience in each of the following: Pilates, Anusara yoga and Pranayama yoga
  • Created the principles of Yoga Alignment
  • Trainer for other Yoga instructors
Igor Litvinov
  • Blackpool Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • U.K. Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • Unite States National Professional Ballroom Finalist
  • World Professional Ballroom Finalist
  • 3-time Ohio Star Ball Professional Showdance Champion
  • North American Professional Ballroom CHampion
Alexandr Melnikov
  • Former Russian 12-time Russian Ballroom Champion, 8-time Latin Champion, 7-time 10-Dance Champion
  • United Kingdom Open Finalist
  • International Open Finalist
  • Blackpool British Open Finalist
  • World Championships Finalist
  • European Championships Finalist
Anna Mikhed
  • Blackpool Professional Standard Finalist
  • U.S. Professional Runner Up
  • 2004 U.K. Open Professional Rising Star Champion
  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion
  • Performer on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Stefano Placidi Zaccarelli
  • 3 times Italian National 10 Dance
  • 4 times Italian National Standard and 2 times Italian National Latin Champion
  • International Standard Semifinalist
  • 3 times Blackpool Standard Semifinalist
  • Runner up at 10 Dance European Cup
Lauren Schelfhaudt
  • United States Fred Astaire Professional Latin Champion
  • 2014 and 2015 United States Professional Mambo Champion
  • 2014 World Professional Salsa Champion
Asta Sigvaldadottir
  • U.S. National Finalists
  • Blackpool Rising Star Professional Latin Finalists
  • Ohio Star Ball Champions
  • World, Blackpool and UK Open Professional Latin Championships semi-finalists
Karina Smirnoff
  • 2005 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up
  • 2005 U.K Open Champion
  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up
  • 2003 U.K Open Champion
  • U.S. Professional Latin Champion
  • Professional on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Bill Sparks
  • 4 times US Professional Latin Champion
  • World Professional Latin Finalist
  • 1998 Blackpool Rising Star Champion
  • 6 times Ohio Star Ball Professional Latin Champion
Louis Van Amstel
  • 3-Time World Champion
  • United States Latin Champion
  • Dutch Latin & 10-Dance Champion
  • Twelve-Time Dance Champion
  • Emmy Nominated Choreographer
  • Choreographer for DWTS & So You Think You Can Dance
Katusha Wilder
  • Multiple-time World Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist
  • Multiple-time US National Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist
  • US Representative to the World Professional 10-Dance Championships
  • US Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • US Open to the World Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • 2012 US Representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Featured performers for TV networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT and CNN
Ruslan Wilder
  • Multiple-time World Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist
  • Multiple-time US National Professional 10-Dance Championships Finalist
  • US Representative to the World Professional 10-Dance Championships
  • US Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • US Open to the World Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • 2012 US Representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Featured performers for TV networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, TNT and CNN