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Ryan Raffloer & Shelby Joy Cole a great moment at this amazing festival!

Art Developmnet Center "My Way"

Ryan Raffloer is a young dancer, actor and model. He has been in the entertainment business for more than 10 years, acting in many movies, TV, and Off-Broadway shows, as well as modeling in several runway shows. Mr. Raffloer is a very talented and hard working ballroom dancer. His big dream is to catch a rise to a high level of dancing in Latin and European programs, and hopes to become a World Champion one day. Ryan's life quote is: "Never Say Never!"
Shelby Joy Cole did competitive gymnastics for 8 solid years, and then went on to pursue ballet. She achieved her goal and was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School, and continued to dance ballet at Manhattan Youth Ballet. There she met her future dance partner who helped her begin international ballroom, having previously trained at American Ballroom Theater. She is currently training at Alvin Ailey, and in her spare time practices International Ballroom and Latin with her partner, Ryan Raffloer.

















photo courtesy Cristian Tudor

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