Meet The Team
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.
Upon graduating from Maumee High School, Andrea Rupley attended the University of Akron where she competed with and was the president of the ballroom dance team. She then transferred to the University of Toledo where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting, along with competing in and teaching ballroom dance. She loves the color pink, romantic comedies and traveling around the world.
Nicole Nieves has been dancing most of her life and became a professional ballroom dancer in 2001. She also teaches high school social studies. When Nicole is not dancing or teaching, she loves to spend time with her family.
A Toledo native, I graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. I started dancing 8 years ago at The Ballroom Company as I was about to get married, then I forgot to stop after the wedding. I'm also a computer programmer, flight instructor, and scuba diver. I like bad puns, corny movies, and long walks on the beach.
Alonso began his dance journey in the kitchen amongst family as a child and since has found himself sharing his love and passion for dance throughout the Midwest. His experience includes over seven years of teaching, performing and competing across more than six cities and counting. Alonso is a lover of all music and a student of Physical Therapy and he uses both platforms as a collaborative tool for a more fun and holistic dance experience. “Inside of every dancer is a beginner who fell in love”
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, perfecting card tricks, and spending time with his girlfriend, Sarah.