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Snejana Petrova Sapir

Snejana Petrova Sapir

Dancesport Resident Coach


Jana Petrova Sapir has established herself as one of the top International Ballroom performers in the world, winning national Junior & Youth 10 dance championships in her native Russia and the United States. In 2008 she placed in the top 12 professional couples at the prestigious Blackpool Festival in the UK and placed in the top 3 couples throughout the competitions here in the United States with her partner Erminio Stefano.

She is a regular guest performer on "Dancing with the Stars" appearing throughout seasons 9-15 and recently won the championship on the internationally televised "Boilando Por Un Sueno", Mexico's Dancing with the Stars. She performed alongside celebrities such as  Reba McEntire, Jennifer Hudson and Justin Timberlake. In 2013 she was cast as the principle dancer for the movie "In Time" working alongside actors Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer and Olivia Wilde. She tours with many dance productions such as Ballroom With A Twist, Dance Temptation and Viva Havana and is well know for her creative choreography here in the United States and Europe.


For a list of Snejana's Group Classes or to register for one of her upcoming classes please click here.




Maranda Folmer

Dancesport Instructor & Department Head

Maranda Folmer began as an Arthur Murray instructor in her home state of Florida teaching the cotillion class (ages 6-12) before moving on to the Paradise Ballroom where she specialized in [adult] newcomer education and wedding choreography. She has also taught at the Starlight Ballroom, Stetson University’s Royal Ballet Academy, and The World Dance Art’s Foundation, founded by Anna and Andrew Smart. Maranda has won accolades as an instructor including National Top Teacher: 3rd place 2002, National Top Teacher: 1st place 2003 both in the Central Florida Heat Competition, and performing at such events as the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. She has also guided her students to acclaim, helping them earn Top Male Student in the Triple Crown Championship and Top Newcomer in the Diamond Classic Competition. Recently Maranda won 1st place in the Professional Triple Threat Divsion, which includes Salsa, Hustle, & West Coast Swing, at the International Hustle & Salsa Competition in Miami partnering with our wn Franklin Ayala

Maranda is certified by the USISTD with Associate American Ballroom, International Associate Ballroom Branch, and the International Latin Associate certificates on which she has been commended. Maranda is also a registered competitor with the NDCA (National Dance Council of America).

For a list of Maranda's Group Classes or to register for one of her upcoming classes please click here


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