Mariusz Zakrzewski and Lynnsay Ray
Mariusz Zakrzewski, was born and raised in Jawor, Poland and started dancing at the age of nine. In 2009, Mariusz started competing in American Smooth. In the last seven years, Mariusz has been a finalist and has won many competitions around the country. Lynnsay has competed at a high level of Latin, Standard and Smooth through the years, her favorite has always been Smooth and in 2014 she won the United States Amateur Smooth Championship.. Lynnsay had long awaited a career in professional Ballroom dancing and in the spring of 2014 that dream came true as she accepted a teaching position at Elite Dance studio and a professional dancing partnership with Mariusz Zakrewski. Lynnsay and Mariusz have been competing professionally for just over a year, and in that time they have won numerous Rising Star Smooth titles, one of them being the prestigious Ohio Star Ball.