Keep up-to-date on our latest news
We have a lot of new and exciting things happening at Phoenix Rising!
NEW PRO PARTNERSHIP // Nov. 1, 2014
Maria Wheeler and Alyenendrov Tsorokean have chosen to pursue their love of dance together - particularly their passion for American Rhythm.
Phoenix Rising Latin & Ballroom is Born // June 30, 2014
Alyenendrov Tsorokean founded Phoenix Rising in July 2014. After a lot of hard work and planning – we couldn’t be happier to announce the opening of our ballroom company!
WORLD CHAMPION // Nov. 1, 2014
Alyenendrov and his student Malaki Woodward, pictured with coach Tommye Giacchino, win World Pro/Am Theater Arts at Ohio Star Ball.
PRO-AM VICE CHAMPIONS // Sept. 9, 2014
Alyenendrov and student Malaki Woodward earn the title Vice Champions at the 2014 US Open Pro-Am Cabaret Championship.
PHOENIX RISING WELCOMES NEW INSTRUCTOR // Dec. 1, 2014
We are excited to welcome Matthew Owen to the Phoenix Rising team! Matthew is well known in Cincinnati for his latin dancing. His specialties include Salsa and Bachata, and he can be seen performing at local venues and events with his latin team. Matthew is also a phenomenal group class instructor and his students rave about his latin and ballroom classes. Matthew, a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati with his law degree, adds the sophisticated sexy to ballroom dance.
OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW STUDIO // Jan. 1, 2015
Phoenix Rising is excited to be in our new space! Greg Insco of The Studio in Northgate opened up his floor to Ballroom Dance. Greg is a zumba instructor and offers many zumba classes...students at The Studio can find a wide variety of classes and are always met with a friendly face. The Studio is located in the Northgate Mall (next to Victoria's Secret).
PHOENIX RISING 2ND
SHOWCASE // Feb. 21, 2016
Our second showcase was a huge success!! Thank you to all of our students, performers, and guests for making this such a wonderful event. We were proud to showcase over 35 different Pro-Am, Am-Am, and Pro performances!! Stay tuned for our next showcase, Sunday, June 12th, 2016.
TEAM PHOENIX RISNG ROCKS RIVERFRONT DANCESPORT COMPETITION // Jan. 9, 2016
Our competition team did themselves (and us) proud!! Competing in Rhythm, Latin, Standard, Argentine Tango, and Theater Arts, the team showed their skill and versatility, placing well and having tons of fun! Thanks to the organizers, Bill Sparks and Gert Roslender for a wonderful event!
COME SUPPORT ALYENENDROV AND HIS CELEBRITY! // Mar. 1, 2016
Alyenendrov and Casey will be competing in this year's Cincinnati Dancing for the Stars! DFTS is a fundraiser to support the CAA Overture Awards and Scholarship Program. DFTS is APRIL 9, 2016!
Let Alyenendrov or Maria know if you would like to purchase a ticket to support Phoenix Rising and the CAA Overture Awards!
PHOENIX RISING'S FIRST SHOWCASE A HUGE SUCCESS! // Oct. 31, 2015
We are so proud to have hosted our very first showcase! Thanks to our wonderful students, we had a 5-Act showcase with over 30 numbers! Thanks to everyone for your support! Stay tuned for more on our next one... :)
WORLD CLASS ARGENTINE COACH COMING TO PHOENIX RISING IN APRIL // Mar. 8, 2016
For Fernanda & Guillermo, tango is one of the most nuanced and artistic forms of expression. The true essence of tango (the embrace of a couple that creates two opposing energies that move in the same direction) is what interests Fernanda & Guillermo the most. This is what they seek to share as they teach and perform.
Contact Maria or Alyenendrov if you would like to book a coaching with Fernanda while she is in Cincinnati!
TOMMYE GIACCHINO COACHING AT PHOENIX RISING // Nov. 3, 2015
We love when Tommye comes to town! Thanks for a great few days of coaching!!
WINTER BLAST SHOWCASE // Dec. 21, 2015
The Phoenix Rising team danced beautifully at Winter Blast showcase today: Jeff Chinn, Bill Hancock, Roxanne Karasek, Donald Karasek, Elisia Getts, Laura Karasek, Mali Woodward, Bekka Woodward, Tobias Woodward, Alexandra Crabtree, Elisia Getts, Alyenendrov & Maria. Great job everyone!! Thanks Kimberley Mitchell and Andrew Pueschel for a wonderful event!
NEW PRO PARTNERSHIP // Nov. 1, 2015
Matthew Owen and Savannah Brooke have chosen to pursue their love of dancing together, particularly their love of Bachatango. Congratulations Matthew and Savannah!