Search for Planet Ballroom Certified Teachers

Planet Ballroom Certified Teachers have studied and been tested on our unique and proven teaching method. Not only is mastery of the dance figures and technique required, they are also required to properly communicate and deliver an exceptional dance lesson experience to clients.


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Planet Ballroom Certified Teachers

Planet Ballroom Dance Council Members

Thomas Minieri, Charlotte, NC thomas@planetballroom.com

Elizabeth Minieri, Charlotte, NC, elizabeth@planetballroom.com

Karita Yli-Piipari, Atlanta, GA

Sami Yli-Piipari, Atlanta, GA

Anthony Kantin, Jacksonville, FL anthony.kantin@planetballroom.com

Jonathan Doone, Atlanta , GA


Our Council Members are available for private dance coaching, competition judging, and show-dance choreography in the southeastern USA and other parts of the country. Please contact them directly for availability.

Planet Ballroom Certified Examiners

Bryan Scott, Charlotte, NC

Hollie Scott, Charlotte, NC


Our Examiners are available for private dance coaching, competition judging, and show-dance choreography in the southeastern USA. Please contact us for availability.

Expert Certification (Silver & Gold)

Sterling Borroughs, Birmingham, AL

Jonathan Doone, Atlanta, GA

Anthony Kantin, Jacksonville, FL

Elizabeth Minieri, Charlotte, NC

Thomas Minieri, Charlotte, NC

Karita Yli-Piipari, Atlanta, GA

Sami Yli-Piipari, Atlanta, GA

Advanced Certification (Full Bronze)

Lina Belinski, Cornelius, NC

Richard Beaver, Charlotte, NC

Donni Brailsford, Concord, NC

Justin Cooper, Atlanta, GA

Bradley Davenport, Charlotte, NC

Brian Dixon, Johns Creek, GA

Jason Gallo, Charlotte, NC

Kristin DeLuca, Alpharetta, GA

Steve Guyler, Charlotte, NC

Laura Kelly, Jacksonville, FL

Heyward Todd Liddell, Charlotte, NC

Jose Melendez, Houston, TX

Carrie Nelson, Charlotte, NC

Miriam Proffit, Buford, GA

Daryl Salinas, Charlotte, NC

Gerri Wray, Atlanta, GA


Instructor Certification (Bronze)

Kiana Akola, Jacksonville, FL

Mairi Bell, Matthews, NC

Chris Bosak, Suwanee, GA

Rachel Bowers, Cornelius, NC

Michelle Burgess, Concord, NC

Sheena Cipriano, Fort Mill, SC

Terry Conroy, Atlanta, GA

Courtney Dailey, Matthews, NC

Brianne Davis, Charlotte, NC

Helena Borriello, Boca Raton, FL

Devan Gale, Cornelius, NC

Chad Garrett, Atlanta, GA

Mandell Harrington, Alpharetta, GA

Michelle Hepburn, Charlotte, NC

Allie Hillis, Atlanta, GA

Ana Jeri, Charlotte, NC

Chloe Lancaster, Johns Creek, GA

Lisa Mancini, Jacksonville, FL

Carly O’Conner, Charlotte, NC

Nathalia Raigosa, Matthews, NC

Justin Riddle, Cornelius, NC

Katilyn Rhyne, Fort Mill, SC

Kate Santoro, Matthews, NC

Joseph Seymore, Charlotte, NC

Erin Smith, Concord, NC

Katie St Clair, Atlanta, GA

Dusty Thomas, Cornelius, NC

Ami Valmont, Jacksonville, FL

Monise Van Ginkle, Charlotte, NC

Mandy Weeks, Charlotte, NC

Adam Wolfe, Alpharetta, GA

Aaron Young, Cornelius, NC