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 - ManagerKaren 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.
Nikita grew up in Canada & started dancing when he was 6 years old. His life has since mostly revolved around competitions and traveling. He was the Canadian National Champion in the Jr II division for Standard, Latin and 10 dance catagories. His most recent accomplishments are 2012 NorthEastern Championships, Maryland Dancesport Championships, Tri-State Challenge and he placed 3rd at the 2012 USA Dance National Championships in the Amateur Latin Division.
Jennifer Vestal began her career as a competitive ballroom dancer and instructor in Washington, D.C. She moved to NJ two years ago to train more seriously and to continue teaching dancing. She competes nationally and is an Amateur national Semifinalist.