Ballroom Dance Academy is Los Angeles’ premiere school of ballroom dancing, established in 2007 by nationally recognized ballroom dance champions and professional dance partners Michael Kuka and Natalia Lind. Michael and Natalia’s shared passion for teaching led them to create dance programs designed for social dancers of all levels, from beginning to expert. They further expanded their vision by establishing the Ballroom Dance Academy Teacher Training Program in 2008 as a way to train future dance instructors at the highest standard of excellence and prepare them for professional certification and careers.
Michael Kuka and Natalia Lind met as dancers in the show “Tango Fiesta” at the Wilshire Theater in 2004, and have been partners in performance and teaching ever since. Between them, their credits include such major motion pictures and TV shows as Poseidon, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gilmore Girls, The Catch and Will & Grace, as well as numerous commercials and theatrical productions. They have performed and competed around the world and are recognized experts in ballroom and latin dance (American and International styles), as well as Argentine Tango, Salsa, Swing, and other popular club dances. Also to their credit is Ballroom Entertainment, a professional dance company founded in 2007, which collaborates with top Los Angeles artists and choreographers to provide elegant performances in dances from all over the world.