Instructors

Yuliya Besarab

Yuliya has been dancing professionally for many years, starting in her native Ukraine and continuing since arriving in the United States. Her focus is on the International styles of ballroom dance. Together with her partner, Sergiy Samchynsky, she is the three-time and current U.S. Professional Ten Dance Champion. At the 2015 World Professional Ten Dance Championship, the two of them placed 2nd. In addition to working at Academy Ballroom, Yuliya has coached the competition team for the Ballroom Dance Club at Georgia Tech since its inception in 2015.

Daniel Boman

Daniel learned about ballroom dance shortly before starting college and jumped in with both feet when he got there, competing just three weeks after starting lessons. He has now been dancing for over five years and is excited to be able to help new students learn the joy of ballroom. Daniel teaches beginner lessons for the Ballroom Dance Club at Georiga Tech.

Tiffany Bouquet

Tiffany started dancing when she arrived as a student at Tech. 4 years later, she regularly competes with the club and has been teaching the club's begginer lessons since Fall 2018. A past club officer, Tiffany has been with the club since 2015, and plans to continue dancing far into the future.

Melissa Keller

Melissa started dancing at the age of 4, studying many styles throughout her childhood. At age 15 she found ballroom and immediately fell in love with it. She competed as a junior, winning such titles as junior world pro/am champion in both American smooth and rhythm. In her professional career she has specialized in rhythm to become a Fred astaire closed rhythm champion, and a Rising Star Champion on the independent circuit.