Owner | Instructor
Born Mykhaylo Konstantynov in Russia, Misha became introduced to ballroom dance very early in life when his family moved to Ukraine and opened a dance studio there. Drawn by both the artistry and athleticism of dance, Misha himself became involved in dance at the age of 10. From the beginning, Misha worked with focus, determination and diligence on his craft. This combination earned him his first Ukrainian championship at the age of 12.
Jorja Jolly began discovering her passion for dance over twenty years ago as a “toddler tumbler.” As a young dancer, Jorja had her mother by her side to help guide her along the way. Over the years, she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop, attended many conventions and workshops, performed in numerous recitals and shows, and competed in the UDA nationals for 3 consecutive years as a co-captain for her school’s dance team.
Denys Koloda started to take dance lessons when he was 8 years old in Nikolaev, Ukraine. Enjoying the physical aspect of ballroom dancing, he competed as an amateur and a professional and won many competitions. What captivated him, however, was the performance aspects of ballroom dancing.
Iurii Kora, “Yura” discovered dance at the age of only seven when his parents brought him to a local studio. Born and raised in Nikopol, Ukraine, dancing for young boys and girls was viewed as an active sport, just as baseball or basketball in the US. Yura found that he had a natural skill for the sport and has continued to this day. Training in both Latin and Standard, Yura competed in both styles from age seven. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Yura excelled, winning competitions in his native Ukraine, Poland, and Slovakia.
Benjamin Stovall started his dance career in Dallas, Texas over ten years ago, where he discovered his passion for performing the ballroom style on stage in studio showcases. After moving to Memphis in 2004, his penchant for entertainment has continued to evolve, while he also continues to develop as a dancer and instructor in the American style of ballroom dancing.