Sorolay Ballroom Atlanta is a partnership of professional ballroom dance instructors, Sorin Obreja and Nicolay Violletta, who teach, compete, and perform together. Both are Rising Star Professional Smooth Finalists, have a lifetime of experience in dance, and are nationally certified teachers. They are often featured performers in Atlanta and abroad and they can be booked for shows and corporate events. In addition to performing and competing, they teach private and group lessons.
Sorin Obreja: Born in Romania, Sorin studied Ballroom Dance, Ballet, and Folk dance at a young age. He continued dancing and training during college and eventually turned his passion for Ballroom Dance into a wonderful career. He danced in the Professional Arts Ensemble "Ciprian Porumbescu" Suceava for 9 years, performing weekly, achieving the title of Soloist Dancer, and gracing the stages of theaters in Romania, France, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and the United States. He made the United States his home in 2002 when he discovered the beauty of American Smooth Ballroom Dance and decided to pursue it. He began training in American Ballroom style Smooth and Rhythm with top coaches in the business. Sorin is currently performing and competing professionally with Nicolay. He is nationally certified by the DVIDA Association and he also trains, competes and performs Pro-Am with his students.
Nicolay Violletta: Nicolay is a nationally certified ballroom dance instructor who enjoys teaching and competing Pro-Am with her wonderful students. She trains, and performs in American Smooth, Rhythm and Theater Arts styles of Ballroom Dance. She is currently performing and competing professionally with Sorin. Nicolay began ballet training at age 3. She danced with the Atlanta School of Ballet and performed annually in The Nutcracker at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. In New York City, she trained with instructors from the School of American Ballet, Pilobolus, and Alvin Ailey and performed with a Professional Dance Theater Company. Her musical credits include: The Wiz, West Side Story, Grease, Carmina Burana, Cabaret, and Leonard Bernstein's Mass. She has performed in national Coca-Cola commercials, choreographed musicals, original ballet, jazz and modern dance pieces, participated in the Governor's Honors Dance Program and danced as a soloist at both the State of Georgia's Governor's Inauguration and at the Presidential Palace in the Republic of Panama.