Our Story

Our Story

In 2010, Asangwua and Ciara met at a ballroom dance studio in Indiana. Our love for each other and dancing together quickly grew. In 2011, we danced our first showcase, Hustle to “Let’s Groove Tonight” by Earth, Wind & Fire. In 2016, we founded Ballroom Alchemy.

Sure, we’re great by ourselves… But “we’re better together” is the motto for our marriage and in business.  We are each other’s counterbalance! Our partnership and working together as a team have greatly enhanced the overall client experience. During lessons, we emphasize building trust, connection, and teamwork.

Our mission is to create an engaging experience for dancers and non-dancers alike to connect and have fun. Our vision is to make partnership dance a fun pastime again. Let’s get social!

Take the plunge! Grow your confidence. Dance Ballroom Alchemy, where two dance together as one!

About the Instructors

Check out our YouTube channel for more #BallroomAlchemy dance performances. This playlist features Asangwua & Ciara.

Asangwua Ikein

Asangwua Ikein is a DVIDA certified instructor. Since 2010, he has trained both social and competitive dancers. He specializes in developing dance mechanics, refined movements, and stage presence. Students enjoy lessons with Asangwua because he’s consistent, knowledgeable, and patient. He meets students where they are. Then, he challenges them to build upon their fundamentals.

Ciara Ikein

Ciara Ikein began partnership dancing in 2011, then began teaching in 2012. Her specialty is music and choreographing fun routines to match. She enjoys introducing students to partnership dance and helping them learn to connect with another person. Ciara & Asangwua showcase & compete throughout the Upstate and surrounding areas.