Our People

  • Dr. Larry P. Nelson

    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.

    Executive Director

  • Pierre Dulaine

    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.

    Founder, Dancing Classrooms

  • Bailey Bauer

    Chairman, Board of Directors

  • Trent Bauer

    Member, Board of Directors

  • Erich Osborn

    Treasurer, Board of Directors

  • Karen Cox

    Secretary, Board of Directors

  • Gilbert Marez

    Executive Board Member

  • Kathrine Rose Watson

    Board Member

  • Heather LeBeau

    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.

    Site Manager

  • Julie Ebe

    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.

    Teaching Artist

  • Donna Whitely

    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.

    Teaching Artist

  • Amanda Brown

    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.

    Teaching Artist

  • Laura Johnson

    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.

    Teaching Artist

  • Kendra Wilson

    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.

    Teaching Artist