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About Shall We Dance

Welcome to 'Shall We Dance Studio', established in 2004 and led by the Canadian National Ballroom Champion. Our full-sized teaching studio accommodates students of all ages, ensuring personalized attention. Learn with our team of professionals, all certified by the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, offering both private and group lessons. Step into our 100% safe environment and embark on your dance journey with confidence!

Meet the Team

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Founder and Director

Maria Elent

Maria’s dance training began at the age of five in Russia. From an early age she was performing in theaters, exhibitions and galas. By the age of seventeen, Maria had already started teaching dance. After graduation from St. Petersburg State University with Masters Degree of Arts, her career expanded to include international experience.


Maria has taught in Russia, Europe and North America. Maria is an honorable member of Canadian Dance Teachers Association and carries the title of Canadian National Ballroom Champion.


Dance Instructor

Olha Malynovska

Olha started her dance career in Ukraine at an early age. Her passion is ballet, modern, jazz, burlesque and hip hop. Many children and adults are happy to learn dance techniques and cool choreography from Olha.


Office Manager

Kaitlyn Close

Kaitlyn has over 10 years of customer service and satisfaction. She is a university graduate with a bachelors degree in education. Kaitlyn began with Shall We Dance Studio in 2010.

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Lead Instructor

Ivan Lebedev

Ivan Lebedev is Russian Professional 10 Dance and Standard Dance Finalist, Canadian Professional Standard Dance Vice – Champion, and Ontario Open standard Dance Champion.


Dance Instructor

Adri Moraru

Adri started her dance training in ballet and continued strengthening her skills through competitive gymnastics. She learned ballroom and latin dances for several years at Shall We Dance studio becoming an expert by teaching kids and adults.


Dance Instructor

Tatiana Rotova

Tatiana began her dance journey in...

Tatiana is passionate about dance...



Dance Instructor

Carlos Olavide

​Carlos brings over 10 years of latin and ballroom dance teaching experience. He started his career in Venezuela and Peru. He has trained hundreds of students in Canadian and actively participated in dance competitions and shows.


Dance Instructor

Gleb Golovachev

Gleb is a 10 dance ballroom and latin European Champion. He has over 5 years of teaching experience. Gleb is North American rising star, dancer and teacher specializing in teaching children and adults for competition and special events. 


Dance Instructor



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