Full Name: Teddy Volynets
Dance Style: Ballroom
Member of Troupe since: 2011
Originally hailing from Long Island, New York, Teddy made the long trek to New Jersey several times a week to train at Dance With Me studios with future Dancing With the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani and Val Chmerkovskiy. (Teddy’s mother, Janna, co-owns the studio with Maks, Tony, Sasha Chmerkovskiy, and Eugene Livshits.) Teddy eventually put his studies at NYU on hold to join the DWTS Troupe in 2011, which he hopes to turn into an opportunity to become a competing pro on the show.
Teddy was one of the original members of the Troupe when he joined during Season 12 in 2011.
Teddy has been training with Maksim for the past nine years at the Dance With Me studio headquarters in New Jersey. Teddy even made a brief background appearance on the Real Housewives of New Jersey when the cast took a ballroom dance class during Season 1.
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