Instructor: Ballroom, Country
I have worked in industry as an engineer and computer scientist for 40 years. I opened my first business 30 years ago as an engineering consultant. Fifteen years later I opened my second business teaching hands-on technical topics in elementary and junior high schools. Both businesses are still operating and profitable.
About 3 years ago my husband and I started taking ballroom dance lessons. Before long I was hooked and began performing and competing. Finding places to have dance lessons while working with an independent instructor was difficult at times.
To solve this problem, my husband and I decided to support my dance addiction by opening our own dance studio where we can dance whenever we can find the energy. I firmly believe my years of experience working in industry and running my other businesses will provide the background necessary to run the business side of Kaleidoscope successfully. With the help of our Kaleidoscope team of instructors, I am confident our dance programs will be of high quality and successful as well.
Our business model is designed to provide a variety of dance opportunities for students and a high level of dance floor availability for independent instructors.
It is my hope that our dance space will be welcoming to those who like to dance as well those who would like to learn.
Ross's passion for music began as a child, grew through his middle and high school years with musical theater, and eventually led him to the renowned dance program at Brigham Young University in Utah. It is there that he honed his dancing skills and teaching techniques in such areas as ballet, jazz, modern, and, of course, ballroom.
Ross turned Professional in 2001 and has 1st place wins and top 5 placements in Rhythm, Smooth, and Showdance.
Ross brings his passion for perfection to the classroom as an instructor of Latin, Rhythm, Smooth, and Standard. Whether you are a social beginner just learning the basics, or a Pro-Am competitor looking to hone your technique and performance skills, Ross's care, quality of instruction and fifteen plus years of experience in the studio and on the competition floor are sure to impress.
Ross is Championship Certified by the United States Terpsichore Association in International Latin, International Standard, American Rhythm, American Smooth, and Theater Arts.
Ross is a great addition to the Kaleidoscope team.
Instructor: Kid's Dance program
Originally from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Rachael Haug has been dancing for eighteen years. Growing up she studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, and hip-hop and during high school competed in various dance competitions. Ms. Haug continued her dance education at the University of Missouri Kansas-City’s conservatory of music and dance where she received her BFA in dance performance with a dual emphasis in Ballet and Modern.
Upon graduating she moved to Arizona where she currently dances with CaZo, a Contemporary fusion dance company. Rachael is excited to be teaching at Kaleidoscope Dance where she can inspire self-confidence and self-expression in young dancers.
Viacheslav (Slava) Aladinskiy is a Russian born and trained Ballroom dancer with an ongoing career of over 20 years. With a university degree in physical culture (specialization in Ballroom Dance) and participation in multiple competitive ballroom dance clubs throughout Europe, Slava possess a high level of knowledge in the dance field.
Since the age of 6, Slava has been competing internationally in both Standard and Latin. Prior to moving to America, some of his placements include North Kazakhstan Champion, 3rd place at the Portugal National Championship, and a Latin finalist at the World Open.
Slava now calls Arizona home and is excited by all the opportunities it has to offer. Since living here he’s already been able to make huge impacts and seen exponential success and happiness from his students. He’s excited for all the positive journeys Kaleidoscope is sure to bring!