Meet the Pros
Dancing with Emily McMillan
Born and raised in California, Sean traveled all across the country, but it wasn’t until 2009 that Sean settled in Georgia. Since then he has had the opportunity to work in health and fitness, medicine, dance, and entertainment. It was through these opportunities he realized what he really enjoyed, and that is the joy that is brought to others by his actions. He loves seeing new students become more confident with each dance, and the smile on their faces as they grow comfortable on the dance floor.
Dancing with Eric Baker
Andrea began dancing at an early age in Monterrey Mexico. She attended La Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey where she studied different styles of dance, focusing in ballet. After moving to the U.S., she continued pursuing ballet in Texas and, later, dancing professionally in Tennessee with Dance Theatre of Tennessee for four years. Between Tennessee and Georgia, she has worked at several ballroom studios, being able to work and compete with her students as well as competing professionally. She enjoys sharing her passion and seeing her students reach their full potential.
Dancing with Martha Parker
Josh started his dancing journey in May 2010 when he walked into a studio take a dance lesson. He fell in love with it and within a month was hired as a full time dance instructor. He has taught over a thousand new students over the past 6+ years, many of whom have competed as Pro/Am in some of the highest competitions. He strives to teach his students his passion for dance while helping them see themselves in a new light.
Dancing with Wezly Barnard
Milly has been dancing since she was a little girl. Growing up in the ballroom biz, dancing is like air to her. She couldn’t live without it. She competed and performed as an amateur in Pro/Am competitions all through grade and then turned professional. She has been teaching the art of dance for 8 years and enjoys seeing the light that begins to shine out of everyone who walks onto a dance floor.
Dancing with Aaron Collier
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Hannah began her dance training at a very young age. She began in ballet and jazz at Eastern Shore Dance Academy, where she performed as a soloist and principal dancer and was eventually hired on as a dance teacher, teaching there for four years. Hannah attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she studied performing arts and became a company dancer of the Loyola Ballet. After graduating college, Hannah moved to Atlanta to further her studies in dance, where she began her ballroom dance training. She first fell in love with Ballroom watching the early seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and remembers being instantly drawn to the female ballroom dancers like Lacey Schwimmer on the show. The fierceness and femininity of these dancers left a lasting impact on her, and she is now completely in love with the form. As a dance teacher, she loves sharing her passion of dance with her students and helping them find their confidence and style on the dance floor.
Dancing with Valerie Jordan
Ryan is a well-traveled instructor, having taught on opposite coasts, the Rockies, and the Midwest. He got his start as a social swing and salsa instructor around the states and then found himself at home in the ballroom world. His favorite aspect of dancing is using it as a vehicle to help both couples and individuals grow — discovering a deeper understanding of grace, confidence, communication, and self. He competes professionally in rhythm and theater arts divisions and has had several award-winning students in pro/am competitions. He stands strongly by the Fred Astaire mantra: "Enriching the lives of anyone and everyone through the magic of dance."