The staff at Ballroom in Boston have collectively been teaching dance for over 20 years all over the United States. They have been trained by some of the best in the industry, including Jim & Janell Maranto, Tony Dovolani, Bill Morganti and many more.
They have competed successfully in the professional ballroom dance circuit for many years in many different styles.
Teaching ballroom dance is the true passion of the Ballroom in Boston staff. They strongly believe that anyone can learn to dance with their fun and easy method of teaching.
Meet The Team!
Owner, Administrative Director, & Instructor
As the owner of Ballroom in Boston, Lilia Weisfeldt is a dance instructor, competitor, and businesswoman extraordinaire. Her love for dancing started when she was a student at Wellesley College, where she was invited to join the prestigious MIT Ballroom Dance Team. Competing on the team eventually led to a teaching gig—which soon grew into a full-blown teaching career. Working with beginners quickly became Lilia’s joie de vivre. Since 2006, she has been helping adults overcome their doubts about the dancefloor, coaching them to success with social dancing, wedding dances, and in competitions.
Lilia has extensive competitive experience in the styles of rhythm, latin, smooth, and theater arts, and currently competes professionally in country dancing as well (yee-haw!). When she’s not teaching or dancing, Lilia is also an active volunteer with the Rotary Club of Watertown and loves spending time with her wonderful husband, Steve, and their dog, Layla.
Owner, Dance Director, & Instructor
Bradley, coming from a family of dancers, has been surrounded by dance his entire life. Starting at the age of 9, Bradley began contemporary line dancing, a form of solo dancing that is rapidly evolving to incorporate aspects of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and many more styles of dance. At the age of 14, Bradley began teaching contemporary line dance and travelling across the globe to learn from the top choreographers.
After moving from Florida to Boston, he vastly expanded his dance repertoire by learning salsa, bachata, merengue, west coast swing, and all 19 ballroom dances. While earning his B.A. in marine science from Boston University, he joined Soñando Salsa (the Boston University salsa performance team), joined the Boston University Ballroom Dance Team, and founded the Boston University West Coast Swing Club. Bradley’s greatest accomplishments in dance are becoming a national overall champion in The United States Line Dance Choreography Championships and later becoming the 2020 World Champion in the Male Classic Open Advanced category of the United Country Western Dance Council.
Hana Fisher is a dance instructor for kids and adults and coordinator of the Move & Groove kids’ program. Hana is trained in classical ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and now ballroom dance. Dance has been a constant part of Hana’s life growing up. Dance is a creative outlet for her to express herself through choreography, improvisation, and fun!
Hana has a degree from Lesley University in Expressive Arts Therapy. She also has been working with children for about 10 years, both in daycare, dance, and homecare settings. She loves working with kids and watching them as they continue to shine and learn new things about themselves and the world. She believes that using the arts, especially dance, can add to a child’s creativity and allow them to express themselves freely. Working as a dance teacher has been her dream since she was in dance classes as a kid, and she is so excited to share her experience with all the dancers at the studio!
Gustavo was born in Guatemala and migrated to the United States in 1996. While in middle school, he came across a group of breakdancers and was amazed at their movement. He then taught himself through youtube videos in his basement. Gustavo did not get into other dance styles until High School, where he was introduced to choreography, hip hop, and contemporary. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in business management with a concentration in marketing, Gustavo joined a contemporary company known as Contemporarily Out Of Order Company or COOco. Wendy O’Byrne, the dance director of COOco, took Gustavo under her wing and taught him everything he knows related to contemporary. After graduating college, Gustavo has been busy building Break-Temporary, a fusion between breakdance and contemporary dance style, all while participating in breakdance competitions around the Boston area.