Meet Our National Instructors
Co-Founder, Dance Mobility
Cheryl, a 4-time Paralympic medalist and World Record holder in swimming, began ballroom dancing in 2014. She is the co-founder of Dance Mobility. Cheryl and her professional dance partner, Tamerlan Gadirov are the top ranked Para Dancers in the U.S. Cheryl and Tamerlan compete nationally and internally and have won multiple awards for their show stopping performances. The pair also travel to dance studios to establish Dance Mobility programs across the country (see our list of locations). Cheryl believes “whether you walk into a dance studio on two feet or roll through the door on two wheels, everyone has the ability to dance.”
National Dance Director, Dance Mobility
Tamerlan Gadirov started dancing in his native country of Azerbaijan at the age of 11. He moved to the United States in 2016 and is a professional ballroom dancer and owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Bloomfield, MI. Tamerlan is also the National Dance Instructor for the Dance Mobility program. Tamerlan has represented both Azerbaijan and the United States in international Para Dance Sport competitions and has won many awards throughout his career for dancing and teaching. Tamerlan and his current partner, Cheryl Angelelli are the top Para Dance couple in the U.S. Tamerlan and Cheryl, travel across the country teaching wheelchair ballroom dancing to persons with disabilities and instructing dance professionals in the art of teaching wheelchair ballroom dancing.