Our Team

We can’t wait to meet you!

Rachel Skrylnikov


About Rachel

Teaches all styles of dance. Rachel employs a method of teaching that allows you to gain confidence and ability in partner dancing quickly, making the most of time spent on a lesson.  She enjoys dancing and teaching people of all ages. Rachel is a Texas native who trained in dance in NYC before moving to Charlotte, and is a certified yoga instructor. You’ll find Rachel lightening the mood on her lessons with humor and laughter, so you can be assured you’ll feel right at home.

Vladimir Skrylnikov


About Vladimir

Teaches all styles of dance. A native Russian, Vladimir is an accomplished dancer who has placed in prestigious competitions all over the world and taken top honors with his students. Vladimir represented the state of Voronezh, Russia playing Soccer and holds a degree in Diplomacy and Dance Theory from the Voronezh State School of Dance. Vladimir believes dancing makes people happy, and teaching people how to become dancers, makes him happy. He continues helping people find happiness through dance and spends time donating performances to charity events.

Gabriela Solomakha


About Gabriela

Gabriela began her dance training at the Charlotte City Ballet when she was just three years old. At the same time she got inspired by Dancesport when she was 10 and was officially recognized as the first junior ballroom dancer in the Charlotte area. As a youth competitor Gabriela possessed many titles and won numerous competitions including Manhattan Dancesport Championships, Heritage Classic, and Ohio Star Ball. With her dance partner Dmitriy they are amateur national finalists and ten dance vice-champions. Now as professionals they represent the United States on international level and are considered one of the best couples in both Latin and Standard in the US. In 2011 Gabriela established Dance Center USA where she enjoys teaching people of all ages how to dance.

Dmitriy Solomakha


About Dmitriy

Dmitriy was born in Vinnytsya, Ukraine and started dancing at the age of six. Gymnastics and ballet were part of his Dancesport training. Dmitriy captured his first major title at the age of twelve, becoming Ukrainian Junior National Champion. In 2009 he gained a master’s degree in Professional and Olympic Sports, Dance, and Sport Medicine. He currently resides in Charlotte with his dance partner Gabriela. They are amateur national finalists and ten dance vice-champions. Now as professionals they currently represent the United States on international level and are considered one of the best active competing couples in both Latin and Standard in the US. Dmitriy enjoys expanding his students knowledge to make them better dancers and helping them reach their goals.

Dan Calloway


About Dan

All dance styles. Dan has been teaching for over 20 years, and is an ISTD qualified instructor and a national competition judge.

Felipe Gonzalez


About Felipe

All dance styles, specializing in Latin. Felipe is an accomplished teacher and performer for his own dance organization, Charlotte Ballroom. Felipe competes as a Champion and also organizes the Youth Foundation Dance group. Owner of Charlotte Ballroom.

Jake Davies


About Jake

Jake is an actively competing professional, with his partner Alyona Kalinina.  He is a native of South Africa and has lived in London, England, and Turkey where he appeared on two seasons of “Dancing with the Stars”. 

Alyona Kalinina


About Alyona

lAlyona is currently ranked 1st on the DPA/BDF National League Professional Latin American Charts. She placed 26th at the 2012 British Open in Blackpool, 4th place at the UK Closed Championships, 1st place at South of England Championships, 1st place at the Yorkshire Open Championships, and more.  She competes with her professional partner, Jake Davies, who also teaches at Infinity Ballroom Charlotte.

Travis Stancil


About Travis

Bio coming soon.

Gabriel Woodman


About Gabriel

Bio coming soon.

Stephen Lucas


About Stephen

Stephen has trained in syllabus and competition dances in all dance styles and competed for years at USA Dance competitions with multiple partners. Contact for styles taught.


Ballroom Staff

About Caitlin

One of the wheels that keeps the cart turning.  You can find Caitlin working events at the ballroom.  She has two dogs, loves metal (music), and likes to find things to do outdoors.

At Infinity Ballroom Charlotte your first lesson is complimentary so do not hesitate to call to redeem your free lesson 704.527.3388