Our Team

Andrei Gavriline - Owner



While a Law school student in Moscow, Andrei rediscovered his childhood love of dance, and began dancing with Elena Kryuchkova. Andrei and Elena were married in 1999 and together moved to the US where they have shared many great successes in their dancing careers. Andrei and Elena were Open Professional Rising Star Blackpool Champions, and three time US National Professional Latin Champions. They were three time US representatives at the World Latin Championships, and semifinalists in all major international Open Professional Latin Competitions.
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Elena Kryuchkova - Owner



Elena started out as a figure skater and gymnast, until she found her passion in Ballroom Dancing at the age of 9. Elena began dancing professionally in 1995 and in 1999 moved to the US with partner and Husband to represent the United States. Together they were three time US representatives at the World Latin Championships, and semifinalists in all major international Open Professional Latin Competitions.
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Karen Barboe - Manager

Karen comes to Paragon with over 20 years experience in customer service. She has been ballroom dancing since 2007. If you have any questions about classes offered or to check available dates for rentals, Karen will be more than happy to assist you.