EXCELLENCE 2019

@2019 Excellence Charlotte Dance Festival

About us

Andrea Zaramella
Owner

Andrea Zaramella started dancing at the age of 9 in a small city on the
Southeast coast of Italy called Brindisi.  He started traveling and competing
all over the world from the age of 14.  In his 27 year career in ballroom dance,
several of his accomplishments include being the 2-Time World Under 21
Ballroom Champion, the 5-Time undefeated Italian Ballroom Champion, UK
RS Professional Ballroom Champion and a finalist and runner-up in the
Blackpool Dance Festival.  He also performed in several TV shows, and was
a part of Dancing with the Stars in Italy. Andrea is now a certified WDC
international adjudicator for Italy as well as an ISTD certified judge in the US.
Now based out of Charlotte, NC he currently teaches, coaches and
choreographs for top performing competitive students, amateur and
professional couples, and produces and manages shows and dance
competitions in the US and Europe.  Some of these include The Excellence
Charlotte Dance Festival, The Italian Pearl, The Palm Beach Classic, and
Dance Legends Charlotte.  Andrea is also the founder of Tomorrow’s
Champions Foundation, which is a charitable project that provides ballroom
dance education and lessons for children and youth with disabilities with the
goal of improving their future and creating an impact in their lives.

Sarwat Kaluby
Owner

Sarwat Kaluby started dancing at the age of seven in Cairo at the Academy of Art, then classically trained by the Bolshoi and the Kirov Theatre, where he received his BA and MA in choreography. He has been dancing for over 40 years, producing shows, dance competitions and events all over the U.S. and Europe.  Mr Kaluby danced with many ballet and ballroom companies that include The Paris Opera House, The Metropolitan Opera House and the American Ballroom Theater.  Mr. Kaluby received third place in world in the second world competition in Japan. He coaches and choreographs for some of the world’s leading couples, and is a renowned adjudicator and examiner. He was a professor at the Florida State College of Jacksonville, and is President of the World Masters Ballroom and Latin Dance organization, representing the top dancers in the world.