MIREILLE CLOUGH was born in Jamaica and raised in Venezuela. She made Winston-Salem her home after studying at Duke and Wake Forest School of Law. Mireille is a federal public defender and also teaches law at Wake Forest. In her spare time she runs, travels and reads. Mireille is very excited to be dancing to support the children of our community.

RANKO BOGOSAVAC was born in Bosnia where he started his promising dance career at age 9. He won numerous national championships over the next nine years, and in 2009 moved to the US. Competing professionally in American Style Rhythm division, Ranko placed in the finals of all the major competitions in the US. In 2012 Ranko moved to Charlotte NC to dance and work for Metropolitan Ballroom while continuing to compete successfully in international competitions. He wasted no time getting involved in the American dance community and the community at large.

Ranko has now brought his great talents to Winston-Salem, opening the Best of Ballroom studio with Laura Stainback in 2017! He has contributed his considerable expertise and style to Take the Lead for many years, and we are grateful for Ranko and his devotion to this event and the children it will benefit.


    You or your business can SPONSOR a Celebrity/Pro Team or the TAKE THE LEAD 2018 event itself! Sponsors receive many perks, including acknowledgment and thanks in all event publicity and the event program, as well as special VIP PRIORITY SEATING at the event.