Gio and Mirijam

Gio started dancing at the age of 10 and he never stopped. He travelled from the very beginning for Boogie Woogie competitions, later on he discovered Balboa which is now his great passion. He is currently based in Stockholm where he teaches regular classes.
Gio enjoys experimenting with new moves and stretching the borders of the dance, many people remember him for his following skills. Among his signature moves you can find développés, hip’s movements and different poses.
Gio still likes to compete, he won the first place title at All Balboa Weekend Amateur Strictly and Jack’n’Jill, Balboa on the Promenade Strictly and Strictly and Jack’n’Jill at Snowball.
In class he is precise and pedagogical; He is more a coach than a teacher. Ask him for personal feedback!

Mirjam started dancing 2007. At that time it was all about Lindy hop. During the years Mirjam has been teaching Lindy and jazz regularly in Stockholm and also internationally. Iceland, San Francisco and Malaysia are some examples. 2016 Mirjam coupled up with Gio Olla and got into Balboa. Mirjams passion is about finding the great combination of expressing her musicality in a connecting way with her partner. This is what you will get in class together with a high technic and athletic focus! Mirjam pushes the students to reach their highest level and you will notice her high energy and playfulness both in class and on the dance floor. Mirjam and Gio won the strictly balboa competition at Snowball 2016, as their very first competition together. Mirjam enjoys being on stage a well as in class with the students! In every moment you tries to learn something and improve her own dancing as well.

Gio and Mirjam love to dance! In Balboa they want to take their partnership to the next level with a connection that allows to create the dance together. They see the couple as teamwork of two strong voices that listen to the music and to each other.

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