July 1-5, 2017 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
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
Larisa Davydova
  • 3-time Russian Amateur Latin American National Champion
  • Blackpool Dance Festival Rising Stars Professional Latin Champion
  • Winner of German Open Professional Latin American Championships
  • UK Open Rising Star Professional Latin American Finalist
  • 3-time Russian Professional Latin American National Champion
  • 3-time European Latin American Professional Finalist
  • 3-time World Professional Latin American Semi-Finalist
  • World Latin Professional Finalist
  • Multiple time Winner at major championships in Professional Latin in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Japan, France, Italy United States
  • The Best Choreographer in The World Dance Awards
  • Owner of famous dance studio in Moscow “Russian Club”
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
Lori Ann Greenhouse-Roche
  • 9-time World Hustle Champion
  • USBC American Rhythm Finalist
  • Blackpool Invitational Theater Arts Finalist
  • Appeared in films like Disney's Enchanted & ElCantante
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
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
Andrei Kazlouski
  • U.S. National Finalists
  • Blackpool Rising Star Professional Latin Finalists
  • Ohio Star Ball Champions
  • World, Blackpool and UK Open Professional Latin Championships semi-finalists
Tania Kehlet
  • WDSF PD World Standard Champions
  • WDSF PD European Standard Champions
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions
  • WDSF Amateur World Standard Champions
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
Denis Kutepov
  • Blackpool Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • UK Open Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • IDSF International Open Standard Champion
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"
Kelvin Roche
  • 9-time World Hustle Champion
  • USBC International Latin Finalist
  • Featured in Life Magazine
  • Appeared in films like Disney's Enchanted & ElCantante
Tatiana Seliverstova
  • 2016 United States Professional American Smooth Finalists
  • 2016 World American Smooth Finalists
  • Finalists in all major American Smooth Championships in the U.S.
  • 2017 American Smooth Star Dance Tour 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
Max Sinitsa
  • 2016 United States Professional American Smooth Finalists
  • 2016 World American Smooth Finalists
  • Finalists in all major American Smooth Championships in the U.S.
  • 2017 American Smooth Star Dance Tour Champion
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"
Irina Solomatina
  • 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
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
Bree Watson
  • 3-time World Rhythm Champion
  • 5-time US American Rhythm Champion
  • US National Theater Arts Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Theater Arts Champion
  • Blackpool Professional Invitation Exhibition Finalist
  • Emerald Ball 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