Our ballroom dance studio is an inclusive and welcoming environment for individuals of all ages. With classes and programs tailored to different skill levels, our goal is to help you unlock your full potential in a supportive atmosphere. Our experienced instructors provide personalized attention to help you reach your goals.

Join us on a journey of self-discovery, where you can develop your skills, build connections, and experience the joy of expressing yourself through movement and music.


Mark Spivak, a native of Kiev, discovered his passion for dance at 12 years old which led him to attended a professional Dance School graduating in 1965. Mark’s talent captivated audiences throughout the Soviet Union and Europe. Mark embarked on academic pursuits at the Institute of Culture and Art earning degrees in teaching, choreography, and business administration, solidifying his position as a multifaceted artist. In 1975, Mark realized his dream by founding the Tripoli Dance Ensemble. The ensemble’s incredible performances earned them the prestigious gold medal at the National Festival in 1977, a testament to Mark’s vision and leadership.

Mark traveled extensively, eventually settling in Jacksonville, FL where he became the creative force behind Mark Spivak’s Dance Institute, Dance Extensions, and the Character Ensemble. A true ambassador of dance, Mark actively engaged with the dance community as a proud member of Dance Masters of America and the State Dance Association. Mark also served on the National Board of Dance Masters of America and has held the esteemed position of past president of the Florida Chapter.

Heather Kornick was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida and started her dance training at the age of 4. She trained in Ballet, tap, jazz , and character dance under Mark Spivak Dance Institute all the way through high school and then attended FSU as a dance major. Heather found her love for Ballroom dance in 1996 and began her training to be an instructor . Heather competed professionally with multiple partners in the American Rhythm and American Smooth styles and was a United States Finalist in the American 9 Dance Division. Currently she is co owner of All About Ballroom Dance studio alongside dance partner Jake Lukic and mentor Mark Spivak while continuing to teach students of all levels.

Zeljko “Jake” Lukic, co-owner of All About Ballroom dance studio, started his dancing career in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He won his first championship at the age of 21. Jake combines his passion for dance and background in Athletic training/Physical education to prepare his students for competitions all over the world. Jake has taught Ballroom, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm styles of dance to students of all levels since 2002.

Jake also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from UNF.

Roseanna George, began dancing at the age of 11 in Miami, FL where she learned the styles of ballet, jazz and hiphop. She took up ballroom dancing in high school alongside her parents for a few years. In college she learned “Step” dancing and began teaching it at various schools in Duval county before returning to ballroom dancing in 2013 where she began teaching full time. Currently, Roseanna, now teaches at All About Ballroom and is the studio manager. She competes with her professional partner, William Brand, in both the rising-star and open divisions in the American Rhythm style of ballroom dancing.

Brian Brocato was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and has always had a love for dancing. Following his military career he started his training in ballroom and latin dancing in 2012, and began teaching in 2013. He loves teaching students of all ages and levels and has had a lot of experiences with Pro AM performances including, but not limited to, Jacksonville DWTS and local competitions. Brian joined All About Ballroom in 2019 and continues to instruct students in social dancing, wedding preparations and choreography, shows, and competition training.

Gil Maldonado, a native of Puerto Rico, was raised in the vibrant city of Kansas City. His profound love for dancing ignited during his early years as he immersed himself in the rhythms of street salsa, merengue, and hip-hop. In 1999, Gil embarked on his training journey in ballroom and Latin dancing through TC Dance Club, and since then, he has been actively teaching and competing with his students.

In 2020, Gil made the exciting decision to relocate to Florida and join the esteemed team at All About Ballroom. This marked the beginning of a new chapter in his dance career, filled with endless possibilities and growth. With his wealth of experience and unwavering passion, Gil is eager to embrace the next stage of his dance journey alongside the talented individuals at All About Ballroom.

Megan Gonzalez was born in Tampa, FL and raised in Orlando, FL where she was surrounded by Latin culture and the performing arts. She began dancing at the age of 4, training in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobats, and technical foundations. She took a short break from dancing after her dance studio shut down and she immersed herself in the high school theatre program. She resumed her ballet training at the University of Central Florida while working towards a degree in journalism and later went on to start a family. Her youngest childrens’ interest in ballroom dancing brought her back into the world of dance and ignited her passions for dance once more. She has enjoyed every moment of this new journey and loves to see newcomers fall in love with the art of ballroom dancing!


Our mission is to create an inviting and inclusive space for individuals of all ages to experience the joy of ballroom dance, cultivate their skills, and forge meaningful connections within a supportive community.


To be a premier ballroom dance company that inspires and empowers individuals of diverse backgrounds to express themselves through the art of dance, fostering confidence, creativity, and a lifelong love for dance.



We embrace individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, fostering a safe environment where everyone can thrive.


Striving for the highest standards of dance instruction and performance.


We encourage personal growth, self-expression, and a lifelong journey of learning, both in dance and in life.


Nurturing an environment that promotes respect, kindness, and collaboration among dancers and staff.