Felipe and Carolina 2

Felipe Telona, Jr. and wife, Carolina.

This couple captured our hearts…

and made us feel lucky to call ourselves dancers.  Long before we were Paramount Ballroom Company, we fell in love with this couple after having the opportunity to do some training with them in New York!  We are beyond thrilled that half of this duo, Felipe Telona Jr., will be coming exclusively to Paramount Ballroom December 6-8 for private coaching, group trainings, and a Friday Night Meet and Greet!  Mr. Telona is extremely talented and popular, and opportunities to train with him will sell out!  Please save the dates and RSVP to his classes via events on our Facebook page.  Pre-registration and payment is the only way to secure your spot, and is strongly suggested.

 

Classes at Paramount include:

Friday, December 6th @ 7 pm  Cha Cha.  Some experience helpful.  No partner needed.

Saturday, December 7th @ 2pm  Salsa.  Some experience helpful.  No partner needed.

Saturday, December 7th @3 pm  Rumba.  Some experience helpful.  No partner needed.

Learn More about Felipe and Carolina Telona

Titles

World American Rhythm Show Dance Champions

World Mambo Champions

World Salsa Champions

8 Time American Rhythm Grand Finalists

3- Time U.S. Silver Medalists

Theatrical Arts Champions

Argentine Tango Champions

 

Performing Credentials

Assistant Choreographers on “So You Think You Can Dance”

Assistant choreographers for Celine Dion Music Video and 2008 World Tour

Currently Featured Dance Artists on America’s Ballroom Challenge Seen on PBS

Featured Performers for the Gracie Allen Awards

Featured Performers for the “dancers for Life Tribute” at the New York City Center on Broadway With Liza Minelli

Choreographers for American Express. Industrial Film

Choreographers for “So You Think You Can Dance”

2013 Dance Legends, Performed on Broadway: Only American Rhythm Couple Ever invited

Their Story

Carolina Orlovsky-Telona and Felipe Telona have been devoting their lives together in developing the ability to touch, move, and inspire both audiences and students of all ages thru the art of dance.

Carolina knew from a young age when she began studying ballet under the direction of Ms. Bella Kovarskya that she would grow up to be a dancer. At Eighteen Carolina boarded a bus bound for New York City. She went on to study at the Alvin Aliey American Dance Center, become a recipient of the Richard Ellner Scholarship and apprentice for two consecutive years in Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project.

However, it was not until she met Felipe in the basement of a Dance Studio in New Jersey did she realize her true calling, the World of Dance Sport. Shortly after their introduction two things began to blossom, both her love for him and her love of Competitive Dance Sport.

A year later, Carolina and Felipe formed a partnership in both marriage and dance. They have since gone on to become 3-time United States Bronze Medalists, World Mambo, World Salsa Champions, and most recently United States Silver Medalists in the Professional American Rhythm division.
A 3rd Degree Black Belt, Felipe was offered both a football and baseball scholarship but his heart was set on dancing when he decided to turn professional after only three years of dancing as an Amateur, during which time he won the 1999 Blackpool Latin Formation team title.

He began his professional Career in New Jersey where after only three months with his first partner he placed Fifth in the U.S. American Rhythm division. A day after returning from the U.S. Championships he asked Carolina out on a date. And so began their courtship and shortly after their partnership,which is now going in its 10th year.

 

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