Meet Our Owners and Staff



Renata Shvarts 

• Founder and Co-owner of “Basic Ballroom” Dance Studios

•WDSF and WDC World Class Adjudicator

• Member of USAD, NDCA, PAN-AM and US Terpsichore

President of JADA (Junior Athletes Dancesport Association)

Ilya Barmotin 

Ilya Barmotin

•  Co-owner of “Basic Ballroom” Dance Studios

• Winner of National and International Ballroom Dancing Championships

• Coach to many Junior US National Champions



Guest Teachers

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Studio Teachers:

Brooklyn Location:


Anatoliy Shvarts

• Co-Founder of “Basic Ballroom” Dance Studios  

• Winner of Regional, National and International Amateur and Professional Championships 

• Trainer to US National Junior and Youth Champions, and US Representatives to the Worlds

• Choreographer for Russian and Israeli Olympic Ice Dancing Teams



Edward Golbert

•  Dancesport  Competitor

•  Junior Blackpool (England) Finalist

•  Winner and Finalist of National and International Championships


Maryanna Krasko

•  Dancesport  Competitor

•  Winner and Finalist  of National and International Championships

•  Extensive Jazz, Modern and Ballet Training


Staten Island Location:


Sergey Kim

• National Champion of Uzbekistan

•  Adjudicator

• Coach to many finalists in national and international championships including the German Open, the Blackpool Junior Festival, and the Asian Championships



Anna Tovbin Shur

• Winner of National and International Ballroom Dancing

• Blackpool Semifinalist and U.K. Finalist

• Coach to many top US Junior Couples



Ben Lavon

•  Dancesport  Competitor

•  Winner of multiple Collegiate Championships

•  Winner and and Finalist  of National and International Championships


Olena Shvets

•  Dancesport  Competitor

•  Winner of National and International Professional Rising Star Championships 

•  Winner of National and International Open Professional Championships 



Louis Pilaroscia

•  Winner of  National Titles in the Adult Cabaret Division and in the Adult Pre-Championship Rhythm division

•  Finalist and Medalist in the Adult Championship Rhythm Division and Adult Pre-Championship Latin division






•  Certified Zumba Instructor