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Maria Vysotskaya
Executive Director - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Artistic
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Teaching Artists
Maria Vysotskaya
Maria Vysotskaya
Global Network Senior Teaching Artist/School District Liaison

Maria was born in Kaliningrad, Russia. She started to dance at the age of 6, and is a highly qualified dance instructor with 19+ years of formal training, and extensive experience as an International Ballroom Standard dance competitor. She pos...
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Jewel Barber
Jewel Barber
Teaching Artist

Ms. Barber has had the opportunity to teach dance to a wide range of individuals: Detroit Ballroom to adults; theme-based choreographed dance to elementary students through an arts education program; Swing, Foxtrot, Cha Cha to cardio doctors in ...
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Boris Karabashev
Boris Karabashev
Teaching Artist

Boris Karabashev is a Latin dance performer and a choreographer that works in Richmond, VA. Trained by European Salsa Champion Alfredo Torres, at the Alfredostyle Dance School in Bulgaria, Boris has performed and competed with this dance company...
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Christina Nagi
Christina Nagi
Teaching Artist

Christina started Ballroom and Salsa dancing with friends and family 8 years ago and recently completed the Dancing Classroom Teaching Artist training in New York City. She is excited to "teach life skills wrapped up in ballroom dance" to many ...
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Rod Meade
Rod Meade
Teaching Artist

Rod Meade was born and raised in Virginia. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelors in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and obtained his masters degree at The University of Virginia in Administration and Supervision. He was a...
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