Michelle has been dancing for 36 years and loves to change people’s lives through dancing. She is a former European, International, Open British and Irish Champion. She is excited to meet you and show you her love of dance.
Being introduced to ballroom dancing in college, I found my passion and soared to the top. Through teaching and competing, I have shared my passion with thousands. I look forward to sharing it with you. So come in to cha cha, rumba, waltz, and tango, and I’ll show you how to be the people of the party! We could be dancing today – can’t wait to see you at the studio!
Danilo, born in Ireland, began dancing at the age of 8 in Italy. He began his successful competitive career in Ireland at the age of 13. Danilo has specialized in Latin American Style dancing and trained with many of the great Latin American coaches of the world. He frequently represented Ireland in many countries including, Russia, USA, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark, Holland, England, Germany, Lithuania, and Austria.
Danilo and his former dance partner were recognized as Ireland’s top couple in multiple categories for several years. Some of his past accomplishments include: Finalists in the British Open to the World Championships in Blackpool * Top 12 in the International Open to the World under 21 age category * Russian Open Semi-Finalists * Celtic Classic Champions * Top 24 in the UK Open Rising Star Latin Championships * 3rd in the Yankee Classic Latin Championships * Semi-Finalists for the US Open under 21 age category * Quarter-Finalists in the over 16 British Open Championships * Participant in the Eurovision 2008 Dance Contest.
Danilo has been teaching all ages for close to 7 years and in 2008, he taught three finalists couples including the winner of the Irish Open Championships and also the winner of the Irish Open under 12 championship. In 2009, he coached the winning couple of the British Open to the World Championship.
Hi Everyone, I’m Blake!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve possessed a passion for dance! Throughout my dance life I’ve looked up to various role models such as Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Michael Jackson. These entertainers molded me into a dancer, not to mention my Broadway dancing great grandmother. Soon enough I fell into the fascinating world of Ballroom dancing and my life was never the same again! I went onto achieve victories in competitions and place as top male in a variety of Dancesport events. Ballroom changed my life more than anything and it will certainly do the same for you! Come dance with me today!
Dance became, at a very young age, an extraordinary outlet of expression that was encouraged and cultivated. With the unwavering support of family and friends, I continued to grow in my classical training, which spanned a multitude of disciplines. With lots for dedication – a solemn train of band aids and pointe shoes – and some good fortune along the way, my passion has given way to tremendous opportunities, which have subsequently led me to join the fabulous team here at Arthur Murray Tampa! I look so forward to sharing many a smile and dance with you!