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Owner & Instructor
Amy began dancing Ballroom in 2001. She has since dabbled in each of the dance communities, Vintage Swing (Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Charleston), West Coast Swing, Latin Dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk) and Argentine Tango. Amy started her professional dance career in 2012 in Chicagoland, training under Champion dancers including Chantal LeClerc, Daniel Rutherford, Ginette Cournoyer, Ilya Ifraimov, Kimberley Mitchell and Izabella Lewandowski. Today, she competes Professionally in Smooth. Along with her professional dance training, Amy holds a BA in Music Education with a Dance Minor and an Entrepreneurship Certificate from Youngstown State University
After managing one of the best studios in Columbus, Amy followed her dream to open her own studio to support the local dance communities and elevate the expectations of dance instruction to a higher level. Amy has a passion for creating connection with others through music and movement, and would love to share that passion with you!
Owner & Business Manager
David grew up singing and acting, but never tried dancing until Amy asked him to attend a ballroom dance with her on one of their first dates. Since then David has been a part of the dance world as a supportive husband, encourager, confidant, and advisor. David’s musical training and experience, as well as avid watching of Dancing with the Stars, has allowed him to advise and support dancers even more.
In 2016 David graduated with his MBA and is currently a district sales manager for Smith Foods. He is not only a strategic thinker, but has the natural ability to make great decisions on the fly. Although David is not one of our instructors, you will find him around the studio giving the best customer-service, leading by example, and elevating those around him to be their best selves.
Cedric began his dancing journey in 2018 and has since become a Fully Bronze Certified Instructor through Dance Vision. He has competed professionally in Standard and Rhythm. Cedric has dedicated experience with strength training and bodybuilding, skills he transfers over to his dancing. Cedric has always had a passion for the arts and storytelling; having gone to school for film and was a Puppeteer’s Apprentice. When he is not dancing or teaching, he enjoys reading and writing. Cedric wants to help people to feel comfortable and stabilized when dancing so that they can better trust their bodies and enjoy the movement. Cedric believes that dance can tell stories and everyone has a story to tell. Naturally calm and patient, Cedric is always excited to share in anyone’s dancing journey.
Mallory joined the Crystal Ballroom Team in July of 2022. She was the perfect fit for our team, bringing a determination to achieve and an extensive performance background to the studio. Mallory has achieved her Certificate of Achievement from The Crystal Ballroom for the Core 6 Dances and is preparing to compete Rhythm with Cedric. She has also jumped into coordinating and growing our Youth Program!
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Rachel Chilton grew up studying classical dance, taking ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical classes for 14 years. She competed for several years in high school with ballet solos and in group ballet and lyrical routines. Rachel quickly came to love LaBlast because the fitness program felt natural despite her lack of ballroom experience. She became certified as a LaBlast instructor and began teaching in 2020. Her favorite LaBlast style is Samba. Rachel is the newest member to the team and is excited to be sharing her passion for dance fitness with everyone!
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