Instructors


2018 Instructors 



Alice Mei & Felipe Braga


ALICE MEI (Montpellier, France) started dancing at 4 years old. She eventually joined a national dance school for another 4 years where she practiced Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance daily. Slowly burning out with these dance styles, she began to look for something new. After a few unsuccessful attempts at african dancing, flamenco, and kick boxing she eventually met her true love, Lindy Hop! Alice is definitely at her happiest when she is swingin’ it on the dance-floor. You will most likely hear her giggling from the other side of the room when she is social dancing. Alice enjoys keeping her dancing simple and natural. It seems like her silliness has reached enough people since she won the “dancers choice award” at ULHS in 2006. In class, she teaches the same principals that she cherishes as a dancer and she mainly focuses on keeping things simple and in rhythm.

FELIPE BRAGA (Brazil) - Bio Coming Soon!






Peter Kertzner & Elzė Vyšnevskytė


ELZE AND PETER are maybe just the right amount of crazy you’ve been looking for. She comes from Lithuania, while he comes from Los Angeles and toge​​ther, they have this Euro-American style all about fun and connectedness. Their musicality, playfulness, and creativity are not just parts of their light-hearted personalities as dancers, but also as instructors. For them, Lindy Hop is much more than only leading and following… it’s dancing… trying to feel your partner… and in the meantime having a freaking great time!

Their energy is contagious and their class material is stimulating. Be prepared for loud laughs, crazy fun, and exciting new moves!



Erin Morris & Andy Reid


ERIN MORRIS (St. Louis, USA) is a champion solo jazz dancer, celebrated lindy hop artist, and a working jazz musician. She is a formidable improviser and spirited partner, able to draw upon a wealth of musical knowledge and vernacular dance movement. Her strongest influences are Katherine Dunham and Leon James and, of course, the music itself. In the classroom she is renowned for her depth and clarity, and she strives to develop artists and individuals. She is very proud that none of her students ever look like her. She has taught, performed, and competed around the world.


ANDY REID (New Orleans, LA) is one of the most well known and influential swing dancers out there. Andy's style is a balance of the refined and the eccentric. His proficiency with rhythm and partnering make his dancing rich and inspiring to watch and experience. Since 2002, he has performed and taught all over the world including Korea, Australia, Japan and all over Europe. Always striving for harmony with the music, Andy's experience playing jazz in his current home of New Orleans affords him the opportunity to give his students a deeper connection musical connection to their dance. Andy is a founding member of Silver Shadows, which is undoubtedly one of the most influential Lindy Hop dance teams. He is also a member of the highly innovative troupe Minnie's Moochers.