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mission

Brooklyn Dance Lessons aims to make social dance relevant and accessible to the current generation.
In today’s digital era, we want to help people reconnect with others and rediscover the joy of dancing. Anywhere and anytime.



dance.

We believe in freedom and happiness, that’s why we believe in dancing.

Dancing brings so many benefits – including improving your muscle coordination, mental dexterity, posture, self-confidence, and overall health.

We believe the greatest benefit is not the outcome but the joy of the process. When the music starts to carry you or you learn an interesting movement, you get a surge of adrenaline.

For couples, dancing can bring them closer and spark new life in their relationships. For single people, dancing opens them up to new experiences and encounters. And for everyone, dancing can make for great cocktail conversations.

styles we teach

club style dances
west coast swing, hustle, night club two steps

american smooth
waltz, tango, viennese waltz, foxtrot

international standard
waltz, tango, quickstep, viennese waltz, quickstep

social latin dances
salsa, bachata, merengue, argentine tango

american rhytm
cha cha, rumba, swing, bolero, mambo

international latin
samba, cha cha, rumba, paso doble, jive

meet the team

olga

Co-Founder & Dance Instructor

Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Olga fell in love with dancing and rhythmic gymnastics at a very young age while spending her afternoons in a dance school where her babushka used to work. Trained as a competitive ballroom dancer, Olga participated in several national and European competitions obtaining a long record of achievements both in International Ballroom and Latin, while graduating in business.

She moved to New York trying to expand her knowledge in American Style in 2013. After a few successful years working as a teacher in one of the most prestigious dance studios in the U.S., she decided to introduce a new concept of teaching social dance by creating a more modern approach and cozy learning environment.

The result: Brooklyn Dance Lessons.

Alessandro

Co-Founder & Marketing Manager

Alessandro is a creative entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to fill the gap between idea and execution. Moving to New York from Italy in 2008, he founded Contaminate, an immersive art company working with top players of the New York art scene. Since 2013, he has collaborated Julliard-trained pianist Lenore Davis to produce an innovative annual chamber music series called Arbor Music Series, partnering with Grammy awarded musicians.

While running his own creative consulting agency, he founded with his wife Olga Brooklyn Dance Lessons where he is in charge of the company’s branding and communications.

Audrey

Dance Instructor

Growing up, Audrey spent much of her time Irish dancing at a school close to her home in Atlanta, GA. She entered her first competition at the age of 11 and instantly fell in love with being on stage. Throughout high school, she went on to compete at regional and national levels, becoming open champion in her division. As a teenager, she was introduced to ballroom styles and started her career by teaching dance lessons after school.

She continues to pursue a degree in the Arts at the King’s College in NYC, while helping students achieve their goals in dance. Audrey is passionate about creating an environment where students are able to grow confidence in themselves through movement and creativity.

Emily

Dance Instructor

Emily is a professional dancer, actor, and educator based in NYC. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. Her work ranges from concert to company work, choreographing, Latin dance, immersive theater, commercial work, and more. Credits include Gotham Dance Theater, Cirque du Nuit, Rumbamena, NYLA, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Grace Kelly, Flint Rep, DPA Tour, ABC’s Dirty Dancing, and more. Emily has experience teaching through Roll America, The School at Columbia, ASTEP, ChoreoLounge, SassClass, and beyond. Emily has worked with all ages from assisting at The School at Steps toddler classes to teaching youth and adults from Mexico to India, guesting at dance studios and arts high schools, to teaching senior citizens. Her current passion is Latin fusion, collaboration, and arts advocacy on the local to global scale.

Ashmita

Dance Instructor

Ashmita started dancing Indian classical forms (Kathak and Bharatnatyam) at the age of five in Kolkata. While graduating in Business Administration, she completed a diploma course in Movement Arts from Rhythmosaic Dance Institute. In 2016, she joined The Danceworx, Mumbai where she trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. In 2017, she moved to New York City to study Ballet, Contemporary, and Salsa in Peridance Center where she graduated majoring in Salsa.

She performed in several salsa events such as Salsa Congress(Mexico), Boston Salsa Festival, New York International Salsa Congress, Connecticut Salsa Congress. Recently she taught Creative Movement and Salsa to children and adults in India through remote learning.

Stefaniya

Stretching Instructor

Stefaniya has been learning dance and stretching techniques throughout her entire life. Beginning at the age of four, she started training professionally at the dance school in Eastern Europe. While in college she shifted her focus to meditative movement and stretching techniques. Today Stefaniya’s approach is to promote physical and mental wellness and share her love of movement with others.

Stefaniya is a stretching instructor at Brooklyn Dance Lessons