July 1-5, 2015 instructors
Last updated: November 24, 2016

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 2017 instructors so check back for updates!

You can also view our instructors for past years below:

 

Mayo Alanen
  • 4-time World Professional Smooth Finalist
  • 4-time United States National Professional Smooth Finalist
  • 5-time undefeated Heritage Dancesport Champion
  • National and World Smooth Vice Champion
  • Runner-up on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Pro Dancer Competition Season 8
  • United States Rising Star Smooth Champion
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
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
Mazen Hamza
  • National & World Smooth Vice-Champion
  • Blackpool American Smooth Showcase Representative
  • Winner of the Capezio Dance Beat Smooth Tour
  • Featured performer on the PBS show “America’s Ballroom Challenge”.
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!”
Izabella Jundzill
  • National & World Smooth Vice-Champion
  • Blackpool American Smooth Showcase Representative
  • Winner of the Capezio Dance Beat Smooth Tour
  • Featured performer on the PBS show “America’s Ballroom Challenge”.
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
Tania Kehlet
  • WDSF PD World Standard Champions
  • WDSF PD European Standard Champions
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions
  • WDSF Amateur World Standard Champions
Andrei Kozlovsky
  • U.S. National Finalists
  • Blackpool Rising Star Professional Latin Finalists
  • Ohio Star Ball Champions
  • World, Blackpool and UK Open Professional Latin Championships semi-finalists
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
Ana Llorente
  • World Mambo Champion
  • Argentine Tango World Finalist
  • Theater Arts and Adagio Champion at Blackpool
  • USA, World and Canadian American Rhythm 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"
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
Emanuel Valeri
  • WDSF PD World Standard Champions
  • WDSF PD European Standard Champions
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions
  • WDSF Amateur World Standard Champions
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
Ronen Zinshtein
  • Finalists in the WDC Open World Professional Ballroom Rising Star Championship
  • Asian Tour Professional Ballroom Rising Star Champion
  • UK Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • 3x Undefeated US Amateur Ballroom Champion