Sergey holds a World Dance Council certificate in International Latin and Standard. He is also professionally trained and holds the qualification of Teacher of the Ballroom Sports and professional choreography.
Executive Director, Choreographer, Head Coach Malko Dance Academy
Ms. Roberts began her training in the United States and continued to study Russian Classical Ballet and international forms of ballet, modern, contemporary and ethnic dance in colleges in the U.S. and abroad, later traveling in the U.S., Europe and Russia. Ms. Roberts is respected by arts and science professionals for her detailed understanding of the Russian methodology, performance, choreography and for her unique teaching methods.
Luis 'El Suave' Caceres IS the embodiment of Tango Argentino. From his humble first steps as a Tango dancer in Lima, Peru to an international Tango teacher, Luis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his students.
Senior Malko Dance Academy youth instructor in the ballroom dancesport program.
Mr. Alexei Badrak graduated from the Kiev Ballet School and danced as a principal dancer with the Ukraine National Ballet Company completing his AA degree as a Ballet Dancer. He attended the Moscow Theater Institute under Honored Artists of the USSR, such as teacher of the Bolshoi Ballet, Asaf Messerer and Chief Ballet Master (Artistic Director) of the Bolshoi Theater, Yuri Grigorovitch.
Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor/Coach
Laura was the Professional Rising Star 2nd runner up in the 2010 Desert Classic and San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships. She was also the winner of the 2006 Maryland Dancesport and USA Dance South Central Regional championships. Laura was the Co-Organizer for the NDCA Sanctioned event, Pacific Grand Ball, between 2009 and 2011. She was also the former Artistic Director for the Premier Ballroom Studio (a.k.a. Synergy Dance Ballroom) Formation Team.
Ballroom Dance Instructor
Professional career in sport-ballroom dance and social dance. California Certified Zumba Instructor (ACE CEC's, AFAA CEU's). Master degree in sport-ballroom dance (M-class). Multiple champion of Kazakhstan. Prize-winner of international competitions (Russian Federation, Middle and Central Asia). Experience in international European competitions – Stuttgart, Germany (2011)
Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor/Coach
Ricardo Salazar grew up in a professional ballroom dance family. As a second generation dancer, he started dancing at age 7 and began teaching at age 14 with his family’s studio, Salazar’s Dance Studio. Eventually becoming the Director of Salazar’s Dance Studio, he has trained many of the instructors that teach in the greater Sacramento area. Dance styles he teaches include American Ballroom and Latin, Salsa, East Coast and West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop.