Showdance champions and Broadway dance couple Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau founded the American Ballroom Theater Company (ABrT) in 1984 and established the company’s educational arm, Dancing Classrooms, in 1994.
Larry Nelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a Ph.D. in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado; a M.S. in Physical Education Pedagogy from Colorado State University; and a B.S. in physical education teacher education from Colorado State University.
A native of St. Louis, and a TCU graduate, Julie started dancing as a teacher trainee in 1993 for fun. Soon she was deeply immersed in the business of dance and in the Fort Worth community, taking part ownership of DanceMakers after graduating from college.
Hi, my name is Heather LeBeau. Like most little girls, I began dancing around the age of five. I started in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. I continued taking lessons though high school. I have always loved to dance but stopped after I graduated from Texas A&M University.
I am a retired physical education teacher. I taught for 32 years, six of them at Central Michigan University and the rest at the elementary level. While at CMU I also coached women’s gymnastics and was a nationally ranked judge.
My name is Amanda Brown & I was born & raised in good ol Fort Worth, Texas. I have had a passion for music and dance since I can remember. I have always enjoyed latin dances but, started ballroom dancing in 2008.
Laura is the owner and Director of Laura’s Dance Dynamics. She has had over 30 years of dance experience and also holds a B.F.A. in Dance Education from Sam Houston State University. She began her dancing career under the direction of Rhonda Mann, where she studied for the next fifteen years. From ’85-’89, she was a member of the National Award Winning Spring Starlettes.
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! My name is Kendra, and I began dancing at the young age of 6. Dancing has had such a positive impact on my life that I consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to continue to dance and enhance lives through the art of dance.