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Greg Rykowski was born in Mielec, Poland, where at the age of eight, he discovered
his love for dancing. At this young age, he attended an arts magnet school where he
began to learn Polish folk, Ballroom, Latin, ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance. Greg
dove head-first into Ballroom dance where becoming a competitive 10-dancer was his
main focus. Through the years, he competed as an amateur and won many
championships in several age categories. Greg received a dance degree in 1994 from an
arts college in Poland. In March 1996 he received a specialized certification as a
Teacher of Ballroom and Latin dancing by the Imperial Society of Teachers of
Dancing – Great Britain.
Later that year, he moved to the United States and made Chicago his home. Soon after,
he opened his own dance school, Greg Rykowski Dance Studio. The Perfect Team
(Greg and Erin Marie), was encouraged and guided by many previous U.S. and World
Champions. They competed professionally (International Latin, American Rhythm and
Smooth), pursuing major titles on the International Professional Ballroom circuit.
Finally, in a culmination of their hard work, Greg and Erin became United States 9-
Dance Bronze Medallion Champions in 2007.
Soon after his dream for a professional career came true, Greg faced another
challenge… his goal was to pass his knowledge, passion and love for dancing onto his
Amateur Students (Pro/Am couple: professional partner and an amateur partner
dancing together). Greg become a coach, mentor and partner, teaching many
Amateur partners quickly and effectively. Together, as one TEAM he dances just like
on “Dancing with The Stars” participating in local & national dancesport competitions
in the U.S. Greg won (in American and International Styles) on many levels, and in
numerous championships and scholarships.
With different partners he won 4 times US Pro/Am Champion titles and Dancing
with the Local Stars.
This spike in success allowed him to form ELITE Dance Club and move to a new
location with 2 beautiful ballrooms. ELITE Dance Club quickly became the leading
dance studio in Chicagoland with a strive for excellence, quality and innovation.
So far Greg has won TOP Teacher 11 times and TOP Studio Awards. Greg
continues to produce very strong and accomplished students. Representing Team
USA he already competed around the world in 21 countries (in 6 continents), winning
many championships and scholarships and he became GLOBAL TOP TEACHER
twice and Top Studio Winner – Crown Cup Dubai (2018-2019).
Miss Corinne was born and raised in Chicagoland area where she began her dancing journey at the age of 8 with her brother Joshua. As a teenager her love of ballroom dancing brought her to the competitive floor, leading her to compete in all four styles. On the competitive circuit she accomplished many high placements as well as earning 3 amateur titles at USDC in Rhythm, Latin, and 10-Dance.
After graduating from Dominican University in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Performance: Dance she began teaching and moved to Atlanta to pursue her dance dream. In Atlanta she continued her training while sharing her passion for dance working for the non profit organization JV Outreach. This organization gave her the opportunity to bring Ballroom dancing to Middle School kids in the Atlanta area. As much as she loved Atlanta she was ready to find a dance partner to professionally compete with. A job opportunity brought her to Columbus, Ohio in 2016 where she started competing professionally in American Smooth.
As a teacher for 7 years she believes you should never stop learning, and she hopes that you fall in love with dancing just like she did. It’s never too late to start dancing.
Pamela Moor is a native Chicagoan, with Polish and Hungarian roots. She pays great thanks to her multicultural background for opening her eyes to a world of infinite possibilities and wonders through observing the many paths of life - no matter where one goes, true happiness always comes from within. During high school, Pamela made numerous visits to the hospital struggling with a chronic health condition. While medications worked temporarily, she was looking for a more sustainable - long term solution, and with a determined mindset found the answers she sought, challenging many beliefs she held prior, leading to a journey of discovery. Pamela is currently a student of Psychology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and continues to inform her community as a Holistic Health Coach - combining both her knowledge of psychology and natural modalities of healing the mind and body. Earlier this year she was crowned as Miss Polski Illinois, and hopes to work alongside and inspire young women who seek a nourishing, and conscious life on all levels. Unlocking their unique potential and sharing it with the world!