Mechelle Flowers brings both a love for dance and a desire to bring the joy of dance to others. She began ballroom dancing in the mid 90’s and has been socially dancing ever since. An entrepreneur for most of her life, Mechelle developed a national training software business which was acquired and merged into a much larger conglomerate allowing her to find her way back to one of her true passions in life.
Retired after 20 years of fighting fires, Mike found his attraction to fiery dancing so strong that he opened the Celebrity Ballroom Dance Studio Marietta location with his wife, Mechelle.
Milly has been dancing since she was a little girl. Growing up in the ballroom biz, dancing is essential to her. She couldn’t live without it. She competed and performed as an amateur in Pro/Am competitions all through grade school before eventually going professional. She has been teaching the art of dance for 10+ years and enjoys seeing the light that begins to shine out of everyone who walks onto a dance floor.
Josh started his dancing journey in May 2010 when he walked into a studio to take a dance lesson. He fell in love with it and within a month was hired as a full time dance instructor. He has taught over a thousand new students over the past 9 years, many of whom have competed in some of the highest competitions. He strives to teach his students his passion for dance while helping them see themselves in a new light.
Ryan is a well-traveled instructor, having taught on opposite coasts, the Rockies, and the Midwest. He got his start as a social swing and salsa instructor around the states and then found himself at home in the ballroom world. His favorite aspect of dancing is using it as a vehicle to help both couples and individuals grow—discovering a deeper understanding of grace, confidence, communication, and self. He competes professionally in rhythm and theater arts divisions and has had several award-winning students in Pro/Am competitions.
Brandon was born into the dance life as his parents had their own studios in Arkansas, so naturally he was always there. It took him a little while to accept ballroom as a career, but Brandon admits he has loved every second of it. Although he has been around dance all his life, he has been teaching professionally for close to six years. Brandon loves putting smiles on others faces and seeing them grow not just as dancers but as individuals … watching their health improve and their confidence blossom.
Donna has been a dancer all her life. After studying with Mable Wynn and Kathy Owings Porter in her home state of South Carolina, Donna earned her B.F.A. in Dance at Florida State University and was also a scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey School in NY. Her various performance experiences include modern dance companies, regional theatre, the cruise ships of Holland America Line and even Las Vegas magic shows. Donna has taught ballet, jazz, modern dance, praise dance and various specialty acts in addition to choreographing for high school musical theatre productions. She fell in love with
ballroom dance while working on cruise ships and is very excited to join the staff at Celebrity Ballroom. Donna looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.
Tye fell in love with dancing at a very early age when he was introduced to ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance during his high-school years, and has even dabbled in acting! Utilizing his various talents, Tye has performed in over 50 shows such as Footloose, Westside Story, and the Juke Box Giants just to name a few. After living within the Metro-Atlanta area for many years, Tye found Celebrity Ballroom as a new way to positively impact the world through dance, and has been captivated by the gracefulness of ballroom. With his unique background and strong drive to excel in his craft, Tye aims to enrich the lives of each and everyone of his students.