In search of constantly expanding his abilities, Jeff originally decided to try ballroom dance as a simple experiment. That all changed after his first lesson.
Quickly evolving from interest to all-consuming passion, he dove head-first into ballroom dance. Soon becoming a prime target for the professional latin dance team, Atrevidos, as well as attracting the attention of the local dance studio where he practiced.
Upon accepting a position on the team, he began performing both locally and nationally. He also accepted the position as an instructor at his local dance studio, where he became one of the most sought-after male instructors due to his continued passion for developing his own knowledge of dance, in addition to his drive to help his students succeed.
Most passionate about using dance as a way to help people fulfill their ultimate potential, Jeff now combines his experience as a former personal trainer with his passion for movement by teaching his students locally and performing with his partner, Grace de Guia.
When not dancing Jeff enjoys adrenaline-infused sports, Apple computers, the ocean, and eating Cold Stone Creamery’s Cake Batter ice cream.
Grace de Guia
An avid fan of dance growing up, Grace would hear music and it would set her body into motion.
From the beginning, she took classes in every dance she could find. Whether it was ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, swing or salsa. But it was not until she discovered Argentine Tango that she found the dance she would fall in love with.
Passion was born and she began immersing herself in every class she could find. Eventually leading her to take coachings from world champions Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo. Five years later she discovered ballroom dancing and became devoted to learning more on her eventual new path in life.
After more than 7 years of studying dance as a student, she finally took the plunge and left the corporate world to follow her passion full time. From student to instructor, teacher, and performer, she has continued to advance her skills and enjoys sharing it with others.
When she isn't dancing, you can find her laughing it up with her friends, embracing her love for sci-fi/fantasy geekiness and indulging in delicious culinary delights!