Our Team

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William (Bill) Temples

Instructor

About William

Argentine Tango only. William (Bill) Hudson Temples specializes in Argentine Tango. Bill began dancing in 1999, after first encountering the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then, his fascination with the art form has taken him to dance halls, academies and clubs throughout the province of Buenos Aires. In his quest to learn the music and dance from the port city, he has apprenticed with maestros, musicians, and street performers from all corners of the city and beyond. Bill attended classes at Escuela Del Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Casa Del Tango in La Plata, Argentina, and Passion for Tango: School of Argentine Tango in Charlotte, North Carolina. Furthermore, Bill studied the mechanics of human motion at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte where he earned a Masters degree in Science. Now, approaching the dance with a blend of academic rigor and local artistry taken directly from the streets of Buenos Aires, Bill teaches classes on the Argentine Tango, at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, he highlights the cultural relevance of tango and encourages an authenticity in approach that can only be gleaned from a committed study of the art born in the Rio De La Plata region.

Carolina Dancesport Academy

Youth Dance Academy

About Carolina DanceSport Academy

Carolina Dancesport Academy’s goal is to provide a valuable service for your child; one that is professional, one that enriches your child with a great quality foundation, one that encourages self-esteem, and one that helps children develop a love of and appreciation for the art of dance.  We want the best for your child and will provide the structure and consistency that they need and have been involved in the development of children in Ballroom for several years in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The opportunities that we now see for your children will be absolutely unlimited in “Dancesport”.  In addition to Ballroom your child will now have the opportunities to take ballet, contemporary, athletic conditioning, tumbling, hip hop, and we have a team of teachers that collectively have over 75 years of experience in this industry to ensure their success. Please call 704-201-8400 or email us at info@carolinadancesportacademy.com, to start your child’s path to a brighter future.

Roman Nagibin

Instructor

About Roman

Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm. Specializes in youth lessons.

Originally from Ukraine, Roman started ballroom dancing at the age of six. Competing in both international ballroom and latin, Roman became the Ukraininan National Ten Dance Champion. Roman graduated from The Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports with a B.S. in fitness and ballroom dancing. He has represented Ukraine in dance competitions all over the world and has found his new home in Charlotte. Though Roman focused on International standard and latin growing up, he became proficient in American style as well during his time instructing in New Jersey in 2010. Additionally, Roman has over 15 years of experience, coaching children of all ages for competition dancing and recreational dancing. He continues to work with children and teens in the Charlotte area. Roman is passionate about being a professional dance instructor and enjoys to see his students grow in their dancing.

Dan Calloway

Instructor

About Dan

Standard, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm. Dan has been teaching for over 20 years, and is an ISTD qualified instructor and a national competition judge. Dan is an invaluable dancing resource, and his students return time and time again for the wealth of knowledge they receive from his lessons.

Travis Stancil

Instructor

About Travis

Standard, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm. Bio coming soon.

Gabriel Woodman

Instructor

About Gabriel

Smooth and Rhythm. Bio coming soon.

Stephen Lucas

Instructor

About Stephen

Standard, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm. Stephen has trained in syllabus and competition dances in all dance styles and competed for years at USA Dance competitions with multiple partners.

Ben Kubie

Instructor

About Bem

Ballet. Ben was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo where he first began dancing at an arts magnet public school. He went on to finish his training with full scholarship at the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York City and enjoyed a professional dancing career for over twelve years. In 2004, Ben “retired” from the professional stage as a principal dancer with the Charlotte Ballet, (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre). Ben doesn’t believe ballet class is a place to denigrate, humiliate, stigmatize or discourage any student. He also doesn’t believe in furthering outdated perceptions of a career in dance. He believes a modern day dance career is a vocation like anything else, and for the most part, a blue collar one at that.
Ben welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about ballet or further their own personal and professional goals. Please do not hesitate to contact him with any questions.

Eduardo Diaz

Instructor

About Eduardo

Specializes in Latin and Argentine Tango. Bio coming soon.

Gabriela Solomakha

Instructor

About Gabriela

Gabriela began her dance training at the Charlotte City Ballet when she was just three years old. She was also 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

Instructor

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.

Richard Beaver

Instructor

About Richard

Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm. Bio coming soon.

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