Mariya VysotskayaDancing Classrooms Greater Richmond Founder and Executive Director
Showdance champions and Broadway dance couple Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Mareeau founded the American Ballroom Theater Company (ABrT) in 1984 and established the company”s educational arm, Dancing Classrooms, in 1994. Internationally renowned performers and teachers, Dulaine & Marceau are four-time winners of the British Exhihition Championships, earned tbe 1993 Dance Magazine Award, and received the 1989 – 1990 Astaire Award for Best Dancing on Broadway, in the roles they created and choreographed as the mellifluous couple in Tommy Tune”s Grand Hotel.
Most recently their influence has extended into films, with the major motion picture Take The Lead. The film, starring Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine, was inspired by Pierre”s teaching experience in schools.