Champion dancers Robertas Maleckis and Inga Sirkaite are owners of ELITE BALLROOM, in Morrisville, NC. Both were born in Kaunas, Lithuania and started dancing at the age of seven at the local school in their home town. They have known each other since their early days of competitions and have been dancing together for 17 years.
In 1995 they began to travel and seek training from some of the world’s best teachers in London, England. As a result, they became Lithuanian National Champions and achieved excellent results worldwide.
In 2001 Robertas and Inga turned professional and decided to put even more focus on their dancing, so they moved to London, where they spent almost two years. This helped them excel at their first competition as professionals and make it to the grand finals in the Rising Star Professional Latin Division at the most prestigious competition in the World: the BRITISH OPEN in Blackpool, England.
Robertas and Inga were the first professional couple in the history of Lithuania to achieve such a result in Latin dances.
Their dream was to own a dance studio and they could see it happening in the US. At the end of 2002 they moved to Durham, NC, and started as employees at a local studio. In 2005 they started to manage the DANCE PLUS studio. In April 2009 Robertas and Inga opened their new state-of-the-art dance studio, ELITE BALLROOM, in an upscale neighborhood in Morrisville, NC.
Robertas has been a professional Ballroom and Latin competitor since the age of seven. Robertas has competed in major Dancesport competitions throughout the World. He enjoys teaching Pro/Am students as well as amateur and professional competitors. His unique teaching style helps his students to become as good dancer as they possibly can be. Robertas is available for judging, coaching and workshops throughout the US.
Inga is known as one of the best Latin dancers in the US. Inga has been a professional Ballroom and Latin competitor since the age of seven and has competed in all major Dancesport competitions throughout the World. She is well known for her great knowledge and precision in dance technique, which helps her students to achieve great results. She enjoys performing at showcases and doing competitions with her Pro/Am students. Inga is available for judging, coaching and workshops throughout the US.