Our Staff And Instructors
Wilson Barrera - Owner & Founder
Wilson Barrera has over 25 years of experience as a teaching professional, performer, competitor, coach, and choreographer. His solo performances have been acclaimed worldwide by audiences and critics alike. Wilson knew when he was just 16 years old that dancing would be his life.
Born in Colombia, South America, he began to attract the attention of the dance world when he performed as lead dancer in his own Folkloric Dance Company in Miami. This led to his close association with other celebrated dancers around the world, as he became a champion participant in competitions worldwide.
Wilson came to Sarasota in 1996 and founded Ballroom DanceSport Theatre as a professional, non-profit arts organization. This group established an educational dance program in Sarasota and Venice middle high schools as a credited activity. Three years later, in 1999, Wilson opened the first Wilson’s DanceSport International, Inc. studio offering dance events, lessons and competition-level instruction in a variety of dance styles.
“I want every student to feel good, look good and discover themselves all over again,” says Wilson enthusiastically.
His high energy permeates the studio atmosphere and proves that these are not merely empty words. You can feel the joy he has for dance and he shares it with everyone who walks through the door.
Bryan Coberg - Instructor
Bryan Coberg is a professional dancer and instructor who excels in private and
group dance instruction.
He has been dancing, teaching, training and competing for 20 years.
Bryan is highly qualified in both American and International styles. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, Bryan can help you
achieve your dancing dreams and goals.
If you want to have a blast while learning, Bryan is the teacher for you!
Klaudia Kusznierewicz - Instructor
Klaudia Kusznierewicz arrived in Bradenton January 2015. As a competing gymnast, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, she learned the value of rigorous training. To help relieve the stress of competing, she studied theater and dance. She traveled throughout Europe with a Latin Dance Team performing in many exotic venues.
Klaudia is dedicated to her students and loves to see their smiling faces as they progress andachieve their dream of ballroom dancing.
Phillip Morehouse - Instructor
Phillip began his dance life at the young age of 11 at Manatee School of the Arts. Soon he outgrew school dance classes and began training in a private dance studio. Phillip has trained in all styles of dance since; Including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and of course Ballroom and Latin. He has also been a part of many musical theater shows, his favorite show being "A Chorus Line" in which he proposed to his wife Eliza. Throughout his performance art career Phillip as lived and performed nation wide, including Utah, NY, NJ, and Canada. Phillip and Klaudia compete in Latin Dance professionally.
P.S. Phillip is deaf.
Sean Mayo - Instructor
Sean was born and raised in Lancaster county PA. He's a true country boy! He is a marine veteran who served in Afghanistan as an infantryman. He came home and began dance as a student at Wilson's. Within a year he won his first competition and decided he wanted to become a professional dancer and instructor. He enjoys sharing the joy, love, and benefits that ballroom dance has to offer with his students.
Alex Camargo - Instructor
Alexandria Camargo began dancing at the young age of 2 years old. With over 15 years of combined dance experience in Russian Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Ballroom Dancing; she has a wide variety of techniques and styles that can translate throughout all facets of dancing. Alex is committed to giving every one of her students a life-changing experience through dance, as her past teachers have done for her.
Whether you're looking to learn how to dance socially, or on stage living out your biggest dreams, Alex is here to help you achieve your goals!
Leah Smith - Marketing Assistant Manager
Leah is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, she moved to Bradenton in 2017 for a fresh start and new opportunities. She studied TV/Radio broadcasting at Huntington University. Leah loves doing marketing for the studio because she herself, is an active student and dancer. She started ballroom when she was just 12 years old and finds joy and fulfillment sharing her passion for dance with the community. Leah's other passions include figure skating, kayaking, and of course time on the beach. P.S. Ask her about having received two heart transplants.