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127 Pearl St.
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 265-7700
info@EdanSeCT.com

Sara Schilling

Co-Owner of EdanSe

Coach and Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Sara and Evgueni are the studio’s premier couple and through the past few years they have developed their dancing to be world-class. Currently, they compete in the 10-dance division (International Ballroom and Latin styles), representing Canada, Evgueni’s home country. Sara and Evgueni are the only couple in Connecticut to compete at the World Championships, not once, but 6 times! Tokyo, Japan in 2009; Kiev, Ukraine in 2010; Gatineau, Canada in 2011;Valleyfield, Canada in 2012; Valleyfield, Canada in 2013; and Innsbruck, Austria in 2014. They were also crowned Canadian 10-Dance Champions in 2010, and have been consistently Canadian National Finalists.

Sara and Evgueni are also judges of numerous competitions. They often perform live on TV, at corporate and special events, weddings, fundraisers, and more. In addition to teaching, they have proven to be great choreographers with their skill set ranging through all 4 styles of Ballroom and Latin.

In 1999, Sara was given the opportunity to teach and found she could not get enough of it! Wanting to challenge herself and be the best at it, she worked really hard and earned her Licentiate Certification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and her Associate Degree from the Canadian Dance Federation (CDF). Passionate about teaching, she motivates her students to love dancing as much as she does. On top of teaching at the studio she also coaches the UConn , Trinity College, Weslyan University, and UMass Ballroom Teams.

Outside of the dance studio, Sara’s other addiction is horseback riding. That is how she discovered her passion for sharing her knowledge, when she began teaching riding lessons at a very early age. She knew then that she would be teaching forever. Finally, she holds a degree in Business, which combined with her teaching experience and thorough knowledge of dance, makes her completely qualified as an owner and an instructor.

Evgueni Chaoulski

Co-Owner of EdanSe

Coach and Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Evgueni started dancing Ballroom and Latin when he was 5 years old, growing up in Moscow, Russia. This was something that was quite common for kids of his age and he found that it was an activity that he looked forward to everyday. When he moved to Montreal, Canada with his family in 1996, he knew that he had to continue dancing. He soon found a studio and kept training hard to achieve excellence as a youth and adult Amateur competitor. In fact, among many of his achievements, he was ranked 2nd in North America in the 10-dance division, in 2006. This accomplishment encouraged him to turn professional when he met his current partner, Sara Schilling.

Evgueni and Sara are the studio’s premier couple and through the past few years they have developed their dancing to be world-class. Currently, they compete in the 10-dance division (International Ballroom and Latin styles), representing Canada, Evgueni’s home country. Sara and Evgueni are the only couple in Connecticut to compete at the World Championships, not once, but 6 times! Tokyo, Japan in 2009; Kiev, Ukraine in 2010; Gatineau, Canada in 2011; Valleyfield, Canada in 2012; Valleyfield, Canada in 2013; and Innsbruck, Austria in 2014. They were also crowned Canadian 10-Dance Champions in 2010, and have been consistently Canadian National Finalists. Evgueni worked very hard and earned his Associate Degree from the Canadian Dance Federation (CDF).

Outside from competing together, Evgueni and Sara are also judges of numerous competitions. They often perform live on TV, at corporate and special events, weddings, fundraisers, and more. In addition to teaching, they have proven to be great choreographers with their skill set ranging through all fourstyles of Ballroom and Latin.

Evgueni also brings with him a great track record as a talented instructor. His passion for teaching and the drive to truly invest in his students has won him numerous Top Teacher awards at some of the most prestigious competitions throughout New England and Canada. Thanks to his creativity and extensive knowledge of dance, he has also successfully choreographed special individual and group show routines for all sorts of events.

Additionally, Evgueni has had the opportunity to dance in Hollywood Productions. You can see him dancing in such motion pictures as “Get Smart”, 2007; “The Aviator”, 2003; and “The Great Gatsby”, 1999.

Aside from dancing, he has always had an intrigue and a passion for languages and is now fluent in three: English, French, and Russian. So, when he is not teaching, he keeps himself busy working at and running his translating company, Verbal Creations. That extra skill is very useful to him at the studio, as many students enjoy the ability to learn dancing from him in their native language.

Rachel Francis

Receptionist

Licensed Massage Therapist

Throughout her life, Rachel has been passionate and interested in helping people. She has explored numerous aspects of how she can benefit others from baking and office work to volunteering. Rachel excelled in customer service skills, but wanted to help people even more. She found her true calling in massage therapy.

Being an active person, Rachel has gone for many massages, some of them to help sore muscles, other times to get some relaxation in. No matter why she booked a massage, she always felt great after one. Wanting to help share what massage has given her, she earned her Massage Therapist License through the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

Massage therapy helps people in all different aspects of life; physical, mental, and emotional. It is a great way to relieve stress and relax. For active people and dancers, massage will help enhance your performance by releasing muscular tension, it will help prevent injuries, and will speed up the body’s natural recovery process.

Rachel’s knowledge of sports, dance, and customer service makes her one of a kind in the massage field. She listens to you, and truly cares about each person and their individual needs. She specializes in Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage, and Swedish Massage.

Outside of massage you will find Rachel in the kitchen working on making amazing gluten free baked goods, dancing, or spending time with her horses and dogs. It doesn’t matter what the activity is, Rachel’s true joy is bringing smiles to people’s faces and helping others.

Nam Nguyen

Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Dance was always in Nam’s heart and mind, to the point where his parents were constantly telling him to calm down and sit still. Unfortunately, Nam did not have the opportunity to join dance classes in his early childhood, as some of his friends have, and instead was mesmerized with dance as he watched it on TV.

When he became a freshman in high school he found out there was a dance club after school. He joined the club and took advantage of that amazing opportunity to make his dream come true. He spent countless hours of practicing what he learned to ingrain it into his body and mind. Shortly after, Nam started competing, and very quickly, moving through each level, became the undefeated champion in the New England area. Dance has led Nam to meet great people and make good friends. Dancing was the outlet for stress relief and brought him happiness every time he danced. Now his passion became his career.

Outside of dancing, Nam enjoys creative activities such as art, drawing, and graphic design. And thanks to his creative mind he is a very thorough fabulous teacher.

Jessica Beliles

Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Modern/Contemporary, Barre Development and Conditioning

Jessica’s dancing started from having to fulfill a physical education credit in high school. Instead of a classic gym class she had the option to take modern dance instead. Little did she know this gym class was going to change the course of her life, turning her dancing into a dream career. She went on to get her BA in Contemporary Dance and a degree in gender studies from Smith College in 2016.

When Jessica got the opportunity to learn Ballroom and Latin dance, she took it. Originally, she found the structure of Ballroom and Latin very challenging. Coming from a very creative movement background, the rhinestones and fringe and lashes felt like total culture shock! And transitioning from dancing in bare feet to dancing in heels was no easy task. To her, it was all just an extremely different way of dancing and it took a little while for it to feel full bodied in the way that she was used to (no more rolling on the floor and being upside down!) But she quickly fell in love with the partnership aspect of ballroom. The subtleties of weight sharing and tuning into someone else’s initiation/response was very fun to learn. She holds professional degrees in both American Smooth and American Rhythm and has competed professionally in the New England area.

Teaching dance, to Jessica, is such a gift. She loves empowering people (especially beginners) to connect with their bodies in different ways and give them confidence in their dancing. She’s always really excited by progress rather than perfection. As a teacher, it makes her so happy to see people improve and help them in their process. She lives for those “aha!” moments and tries to make every lesson feel supportive, fun, and gratifying.

Outside of ballroom, Jessica still performs and choreographs professionally as a contemporary dancer with her collaborators in the Venus Wheeler Dance Collective. Together, they have performed all over the country and held a number of residencies.

When she isn’t dancing, Jessica loves the outdoors. She can be found camping, swimming, and hiking with her sweet dog, Harper.

Garrett Maglio

Dance Instructor, Ballroom and Latin

Garrett started ballroom dancing in high school. He happened to be performing his juggling at a school event and saw a ballroom dance demonstration. After that, he found out more information about ballroom and joined the ballroom and latin team at school. As an after-school activity, he found it to be a phenomenal way to make friends and get some exercise after a long day of classes.

Ballroom and Latin ended up becoming a passion in his life that he didn’t want to break away from. When applying to universities for mechanical engineering, he kept in mind which ones had ballroom teams. The same thought process applied to his decision to study abroad in Scotland for a semester where he continued his dance education as well. Garrett quickly rose through levels, becoming a dancer many others strive to be. Garrett is currently co-captain of UMass Amherst’s Ballroom Dance Team and helps mentor numerous new dancers. In addition to ballroom and latin, Garrett has a special fondness of West Coast Swing. He enjoys the creativity and music of the dance. He enjoys both teaching all styles and the thrills of competition, but his favorite thing about dancing remains the connections he makes with people.

Outside of dancing, Garrett can still be found juggling. He continues being creative by working on the occasional art project or reading, and he also enjoys spending time with his cats.

Deshauna Hammond

Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Everyone starts dancing for various reasons. Deshuana got peer pressured into it from a friend. She is still thankful to that friend! After trying it that first night, she was hooked, and ballroom has become a major part of her life. Since starting to learn with UConn Ballroom, she had grown in leaps and bounds. Deshauna has earned multiple awards in competitions all over New England as both follower and leader. She became a mentor for the team, and still maintains that position, helping teach new college students how to dance. While gaining a degree in accounting, she was always grateful she had ballroom as a stress relief and activity she could count on for making her day better.

Deshauna finds her past cheerleading experience lends itself nicely to ballroom. Her confidence, showmanship, and never ending positivity benefits her as a teacher and inspires her students. She truly enjoys helping people learn and watching them achieve their dance goals. Deshauna believes that dance changes people’s lives in many ways; as much mentally as emotionally and physically.

Outside of ballroom dance, Deshauna loves cooking and spending time with her family.

Scott Loescher

Dance Instructor, Ballroom & Latin

Scott started dancing, in 2006, due to peer pressure, as all his friends pushed him into giving it a try. That was the start of his addiction to dance. He then went on to mastering his skills and has developed into a fabulous dancer quickly moving through the ranks to the very top.

Scott wanted to take his dancing farther and, therefore, went on to finding a dance partner (or two) to join a competitive team. He has traveled and competed throughout New England, ranking high in all levels, ranging from Beginner through Open. Together with his current dance partner, Scott is now a finalist in the most important and prestigious competitions in the New England area.

Scott is a teacher at heart. when he is not at the dance studio teaching dance, he is teaching high school biology and anatomy. As a teacher, he knows that the details are what make a difference and he certainly uses that skill to help his students achieve excellence. On a personal note, Scott confirms that dance has been the stress relief he craves. He looks forward to going to the studio whether for working with students or for practicing. It was due to dancing that he forged new relationships, giving him many great friendships.