Our team

Pavel Volynskiy - Owner

Pavel Volynskiy holds several different degrees in business, culinary and hospitality. Pavel set himself apart from many others from a young age, having the opportunity to work in New York City for some of the most exclusive fine dining restaurants and hotels, holding multiple positions and also pursuing his sommelier accreditation. Pavel has also pursued an extensive career in the entertainment business, representing the dance world throughout multiple prestigious competitions in both the United States & Europe, acting in several films and becoming a semi-finalist on So You Think You Can Dance.

Combining his expansive knowledge in both the hospitality business & the entertainment business, Pavel realized he was a perfect fit for the Crystal Ballroom family. Using his talent in these two industries, he decided to expand Crystal Ballroom and open a new franchise in the oldest city in America: St. Augustine, FL. With a beautiful location in the World Golf Village, Crystal Ballroom St. Augustine is now one of the most sought after venues for all types of events from weddings to corporate events, quinceañeras, sweet 16, birthday parties, baby showers and so much more.

Daniel Nicolaescu - Managing Director

Daniel Nicolaescu was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 4 he came to the United States of America. Daniel has been represented by multiple talent agencies in Georgia, New York, Los Angeles and Florida. Daniel has acted in several films throughout his teenage years and has modeled for several well known brands including David's Bridal, MTV & Axe Hair.

While continuing to pursue his movie/entertainment career, Daniel spent over 8 years in the dance industry as well, working for, managing and professionally competing in multiple dance competitions with several Arthur Murray Dance Studios throughout Florida and the rest of the United States. Daniel has an Associate Degree in Finance, a Bachelor Degree in Management & Marketing and a Masters Degree in Financial Management. Daniel previously worked as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Global Select Advisors, a hedge fund designed for High Net Worth Investors worldwide looking to diversify their portfolio, increase returns and mitigate the risks associated with investments. Daniel also obtained a Vice President position for Karma Miami, a high-net worth networking private organization - helping to expand the Karma lifestyle, exclusivity and membership in Florida. After Karma International, Daniel pursed a position with New York Life Insurance as an Agent for the past two years and was recognized as a top agent of the month in May 2017. Daniel is currently the Managing Director for the Crystal Ballroom St. Augustine venue. He believes in being able to use his extensive knowledge in both the entertainment and business industries to help expand the Crystal Ballroom family and create an exclusive venue for anyone looking to host their special events.

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