Robert Royston: Master of Ceremonies
Robert has won everything possible in the world of Swing including several US Open swing titles. Robert is a Champion performer, instructor, choreographer. His west coast swing intensive is definitely not to be missed. Additionally he has won the Country World Championships five times. Robert has performed on Broadway and is one of the original creators of the Off Off Broadway hit Swango.
Always a crowd favorite, Robert continues to MC, compete and perform at competitions worldwide, his first love.
Benjamin “Benji” Daniel Schwimmer is an American professional dancer, choreographer and actor. On August 16, 2006 he was announced as the winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance and has choreographed for both the U.S. and the international versions of the show. He continues to choreograph for many dancers as well as figure skaters. He is a recognized Olympic figure skating coach.
He started competing when he was five years old. Many know of Benji’s ties to his dancing family. Father Buddy Schimmer, mother Lori and sister Lacey.
Paula Abdul hired Schwimmer as her creative director and choreographer for her final performance on American Idol and for her opening show Divas:Live ’09. He also danced alongside her in both performances.
Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman
Jordan and Tatiana have been successful dance partners since 2000. They have won a record 11 US Open swing titles. And 6 time NASDE Champions. They dominated the Classic Division. They have been awarded the Star Award for the Couple with the most impact on Swing. They choreograph and have won Swing couple of the Year for 5 years straight on the usaswingdance.net website. Jordan and Tatiana travel most of the year competing and teaching packed workshops and intensive workshops all across the USA and Internationally.
Kyle Redd and Sarah Vann Drake:
Kyle and Sarah are 5 time NASDE Champions, hold 11 US Open Titles and are 8 time Grand National Champions.
As a partnership, they have been teaching, competing, performing, judging and choreographing all over the world for 12 years. They are the only couple to hold a US Open Swing Dance Championship title in both the “Showcase” and “Classic” Divisions.
This innovative couple love what they do and it shows every time they step onto the floor. They have performed 24 West Coast Swing Routines all over the world and are constantly driving to evolve their style while strengthening technique.
Kyle and Sarah are best known for their ability to teach their innovative style while preserving the fundamental roots of West Coast Swing.