Empire Ballroom Studios was founded by Sid Zydrunas Pocius, World Class Professional Champion Ballroom Dancer. He started his career at the age of 6 in his native country - Lithuania. By the age of 13, he became National Champion and started competing throughout the world. At the age of 18 he opened his own studio in Europe. After having 5 successful years as a studio owner, he decided to come to the US to share his passion and experience. Now he is a proud American Citizen, Certified World Class Professional Ballroom Judge and Coach, co-owner and organizer of 5 Star Ballroom Events, and owner of Empire Ballroom Studios. ...Ballroom Dancing is a journey through cultures, times, social etiquettes, with a destination of self-fulfillment and well-being...
Manager/ Ballroom Instructor
Sofia has been involved with dancing since the age of 6. She began her ballroom dance career in St Petersburg, Russia, and continued it in USA since she moved here 3 years ago. In addition Sofia brings to her teaching a strong background jazz, and modern dance, fitness Latina and an in-depth understanding of movement.
Sofia graduated from University of Economy and Finance and has a Master in Management of Organization. Along with traditional ballroom dancing she has big passion for Latin dances such as Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.