Meet our owner, Alex Kazmarck
Celebrating 18 years of experience as a dance student, owner and founder, Alex Kazmarck knows what it takes to build the perfect dance studio. Driven by the idea of creating a studio “for the student, by a student”, he knows members will find their home away from home at Studio 18.
Alex Kazmarck was born and rasied at 18th and Asbury in lovely Ocean City, NJ. The boardwalk was home to his first entrepreneurial endeavor, a T-shirt business (and he didn’t even know anything about T-shirts!). Since then, the store has grown into the Surf Mall, one of Ocean City’s most successful businesses! His ideas have led him down many paths in life and ended in multiple successes but none have been as intriguing to him as Ballroom and Latin dance. It was this passion for dance that caused him to give up his old hobbies (18 holes of golf) and travel the tri-state area as a student. Recently, however, Alex realized that it was time for him to start a new project, building his own studio! His dreams became realty with the creation of Studio 18. Alex has lovingly crafted a space where his devotion to dance is apparent in every detail. Our main dance floor is a special reflection of that devotion. He chose to call it the Sonrisa Ballroom because “sonrisa” is Spanish for smile, which he hopes to see you doing a lot at Studio 18. (Fun Fact: Smile is also Alex’s favorite song!)
Alex would like to personally invite you to visit Studio 18, where you can work toward making dance a part of you life, one step at a time!