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Ballroom Portal

Over the past decade, the Ballroom Portal team has made tremendous progress in meeting and exceeding dancers' needs worldwide.

Our goal is to consistently provide the dancing community with the best-in-class premium ballroom dance shoes. By following and upholding our core values, we are in the business of making dancers' dreams come true!

Ballroom Portal is actively developing new models, manufacturing technologies, and product and services to better meet your growing needs.

In that stride, if you have any suggestions for products or services that we do not already provide, please feel free to email us at info@kolosovshoes.com

Our commitment to constant and never-ending improvement makes us confident that if you aren't yet our client, tomorrow you will be.

Visionary Integrator

Ilia Kolosov

Ilia Kolosov is the visionary integrator of Ballroom Portal. Under his leadership the company has grown from selling dance shoes out of a duffel bag in Brooklyn to sponsoring over 40 couples while attending over 25 events annually.  Although having never danced, he is passionate about helping others. When he isn’t using humor to close sales online, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Wake Forest, NC and serves as a results coach for many aspiring professionals. Do NOT ask him for a discount.

Head of Operations

Andrew Sim

Andrew is the head of operations and facilitator of all things logistics. He stands at the helm with Ilia Kolosov in his endeavor to lead this growing ship and crew. Outside of work he is an avid rock climber, a foodie, and a horror movie enthusiast. He has over ten years of competitive 10-dance experience winning amateur pre-championship at NDCA nationals and ranking 4th in amateur 10-dance in the USA. In Andrew’s words, Ballroom Portal strives to embody Kaizen or continuous improvement in every facet of its operation.

Data Management

Amanda Ashcraft

Amanda is the weaver of fate behind data integrations within Ballroom Portal. While you sleep, she is clicking away and double checking everything. Not only is Amanda a data and order auditor, she makes sure that all our 40+ sponsored couples are taken care of. In her spare time she chases chickens on her farm and lets loose at Burning Man.

Infrastructure

Matthew Harkins

The Original Master of Logistics, Matt is the spirit of execution encarnate. As a backend specialist, Matt does it all, including the stoning of most orders. He ensures that everything is running behind the scenes alongside Andrew and the office is stocked. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing Muay Thai, and playing D&D.

Social Media Marketing

Shelly Linder

Shelly Linder is the reason why you have any social media presence. She runs our IG and FB accounts, as well as collects content. She is an active ballroom and Latin dancer with her husband Erik! Currently she lives in sunny Scottsdale, AZ with 3 cats... and Erik. Since discovering dance at the age of 4 she hasn't looked back since, and that's how she joined our illustrious team. Don't hesitate to send her some content and you may be featured!

Visual Design/Vendor

Anna Morales

Anna Morales is in charge of the visual design for the website. What you are looking at is her creation! Anna is a first generation American currently residing in Utah, USA. She is half Swiss, half Ecuadorian. She loves showing her Latinx heritage in her current competitive Latin dancing. When she isn't traveling from comp to comp, she is all about outdoor activities, mowing the lawn, and baking delicious cakes.

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