Gil Aromas is a Cleveland-area native and the son of Filipino immigrants, who danced and performed folks dances during his grade school and high school years. He found the world of ballroom dancing while pursuing a business degree. Two decades later, he is the owner of The Ballroom Company, competes professionally in regional competitions, teaches dance to anyone who will listen to his ramblings, and most importantly, is the father and taxi driver of 3 extraordinary children.
Nicole Nieves (aka Wonder Woman) has been dancing most of her life and became a professional ballroom dancer in 2001. She also teaches high school social studies and has a Master's Degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. When Nicole is not dancing or teaching, she loves to spend time with her family.
Originally hailing from Parkman, a small town east of Cleveland, Tom Williams is a graduate of Walsh University, a professional musician and liturgist, as well as the coordinator for the High School Life Teen Ministry at Little Flower Catholic Parish. Tom picked up dancing as a hobby in 2014 and joined the staff at The Ballroom Company in 2016. In his spare time, Tom enjoys board games and perfecting card tricks.
A Toledo native, Dave Ludlow graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He started dancing in 2010 at The Ballroom Company as he was about to get married, then he forgot to stop after the wedding. Dave is also a computer programmer, flight instructor, scuba diver, and has a certain flair for the Argentine Tango. He like bad puns, corny movies, and long walks on the beach.
Born and raised in Toledo, Heather Ward attended Woodward High School as part of the class of ’88. Prior to joining The Ballroom Company staff, Heather taught and performed for Alfredo’s dance studio from the fall of 2010 to the summer of 2018. Heather has prepared many students for regional competitions and has over a decade of showcase and performance experience. Heather would describe herself as a “Vintage Girl” who loves old movies, motorcycles, and listening to her husband’s band play.