MEET OUR TEAM

"My aim for BallroomBees is to give children the confidence to partner with their peers in a fun, active environment "

Katya (Founder of BallroomBees)

BallroomBees Teachers
BallroomBees Teachers

Katya Virshilas

Founder & CEO

A former National Ballroom Champion, Katya was a professional dancer on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance.

Katya was part of the cast of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing With The Stars) and after this produced and starred in her own tour production performing in over 80 theatres across The UK.

A mother of 2 boys, Katya conceived the idea for BallroomBees while looking for dance classes for her sons.

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Anca Covalschi

Anca Covalschi is a dancer, personal trainer & nutrition coach. Mother of Edward, 5 years old

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Anca brings a wealth of experience as a dancer, personal trainer, and fitness coach.

Having worked everywhere from Singapore, Macau & Spain as a performer and teacher, Her high-energy personality will keep your tots on their toes!

Angelique Hammond

Angelique is a Professional Latin American, Show Dance and Exhibition Dancer, and the undefeated All South African Open Professional Latin American Champion

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Angelique started dancing at the age of 4 and has had a burning passion for dance ever since.

After finishing her studies at the Performing Arts School in South Africa, she earned the title of All South African Open Latin Champion and joined "Dancing With The Stars" SA as a professional dancer.

Evelyn Lee Wai Yan

Evelyn is Majoring in Chinese dance in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Evelyn is also a certified professional Ballerina.

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Evelyn found her passion for dance at the age of 3. She has finished her ballet RAD Exams and graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese Dance, minoring in Dance Science and body work.She has performed in dramas and musicals in different theatres and schools, and is a certified professional ballerina and a certified yoga teacher

Alina Yaroshenko

Alina is a professional Latin American dancer, performer, and a proud Mother of 3

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Painey Pui Lam Lai

Majoring Chinese Dance and minoring in Choreography in The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts 

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She is a dancer who starts practicing Chinese dance since 4 years old and finished the Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Graded 11 Exam.

She also experienced in teaching various dance style like Chinese dance, contemporary dance, ballet, hip hop and so on for 6 years. She got her 200 hrs RYS yoga teacher certification in Rishikesh, India.

Ryan Hammond

Ryan is a Latin American and Ballroom dancer, and the Winner of 'Strictly Come Dancing' SA

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Ryan was born into a dancing family and started dancing at the age of 7. He is a qualified Ballroom dancer, IDTA Latin American instructor and adjudicator and has been competing and performing around the world.

He has choreographed various theatre shows, music videos and trained championship dancers, as well as being the head dance coach at one of the biggest universities in South Africa.

Jamie Fung

Jamie is a trained ballet dancer with over 14 years of experience. She has won awards from various competitions, and also teaches stretching and Kpop. 

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Jamie started dancing at the age of 3, and have studied Studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz Funk. She completed her Ballet RAD Advanced 1 with Distinction, attended local and international competitions and won many titles as a soloist

Caroline Clausen

Caroline is a professional Ballroom Dancer and has been competing on the international Ballroom circuit since the age of 9. She is an undefeated Danish Champion, North European Champion, and still active in her career.

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Caroline started dancing at the age of 3 and has been introduced early on to music, movement and fun. She is born in Denmark in a family of 8 and has had experience with children from her years of working in a kindergarten. She also teaches professional dancers worldwide while still competing at the highest possible level in Professional Ballroom with her partner Davide morelli.

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