Meet our Team
We seek to enhance people’s lives and the quality of their relationships by making learning ballroom dance easy and fun.
We are dedicated to providing the ultimate Dance Experience for each participant, giving the utmost attention to teaching, and learning in our social studio.
The teaching style is encouraging and inspiring while the teaching technique is knowledgeable and designed to develop grace, harmony, poise, connection, enjoyment, confidence, and creativity!
Position: Owner, Instructor, Coach, Choreographer, Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba
Bio: Marla Silva is the founder of danceology Inc. She has had a successful career in the dance industry, having been in the dance business all of her life, and in the Ballroom sector for over two decades. Marla is a self starter and natural leader. She has been self employed in several different fields, always catering to her love of both dance and fitness. She is an accomplished instructor in not only in dance, but in yoga and Pilates. Being certified in all forms of Sivananda yoga and Pilates, she uses her extensive fitness background along with her mind-body awareness to creatively enhance her dance lessons.
Her Ballroom career has taken her from a trainee, instructor, manager, top Canadian rhythm competitive dancer, coach, to owning her own studio. Creating danceology has been her lifelong dream. She has single handily created a dance studio which focuses on the limitless benefits of dancing while maintaining an unquestionable teaching practice. Her strongest personality trait is visible through her boisterous, lively nature, which she naturally integrates into each and every lesson she teaches, and person she touches. Do not allow her playful personality and light demeanor fool you. She is driven and dedicated to her studio, and students. Her passion for dance and its benefits is only surpassed by her love of teaching
Position: Studio Manager, Certified Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor, Coach, Choreographer.
Bio: Stilian discovered his passion for dancing at the age of eleven in his native country of Bulgaria. He started intense training in both Ballroom and Latin soon after. Being a hard working and motivated young man he soon started competing successfully as an amateur all around Europe. Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, Austria etc. Some of his amateur titles include Bulgarian Cup Winner 2004 and 2006. Open to the World International champions Athens Greece 2004. Parallel with his competitive dance career Stilian was a captain and choreographer of his formation team for their Asian tour in 2000 through 2004 where the team performed on stage multiple times a day spreading the joy of Ballroom and Latin Showdance as an ambassador of European culture in Asia. At the age of 28 Stilian decided to start competing in the professional division and undertake Trainer’s and Judging tests in USA as well as working as a full time American style dance Instructor and competing with his students in the Pro-Am division. He discovered great passion for teaching social dance to absolute beginners and set their dance foundation strong from the very beginning, and making each class easy and fun at the same time.
Position: Certified Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor
Bio: Scott is Ballroom and Latin dance instructor who has been teaching across Ontario since 2005. He also has an extensive background in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet as an international competitive dancer. Scott has been featured as a primary and background dancer, and model in several music videos, including those for Much Music and CMT, and on multiple occasions has performed on and provided choreography for TFO’s music program “BRBR”. He has worked with many artists including American rockers Black Pistol Fire, and Juno nominated artists Kristina Maria, and Peter Katz.
Scott is passionate about hosting and emceeing, and working live events, including private functions, salsa competitions, and he has been the Host of the Northern Stars Dance Competition for nine years, one of Ontario’s largest and most prominent dance competitions. Scott’s many talents are clearly visible when he is on the floor with his students.