Instructors

Our full teacher lineup will be announced very soon!

Skye Humphries

Skye Humphries

Skye Humphries is a nationally renowned swing dancer and instructor. He emphasizes fun, energetic social dancing with strong partner connection, solid technique, innovative moves, and musicality. Skye was a member of the award winning Lindy Hop dance troupe Minnie's Moochers. He has taught and performed Lindy Hop at many major national and international events and dance camps, including Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. Skye is a versatile and creative dancer. He has earned some of the most prestigious awards at national dance competitions, including winning the 2002 Lindy Hop World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Frida Segerdahl

Frida Segerdahl

Frida Segerdahl started dancing at the tender age of 5. During her teens she was enrolled in the dance program at Sturegymnasiet studying jazz, modern and ballet and much more. Since the age of 9 Frida started competing in Double Bugg and Boogie Woogie and although she was a champion at both, she hungered for more. When she was 15 she attended Herrang Dance Camp and fell in love with Lindy Hop. In no time, she was asked to join the world's foremost jazz dance company, the Rhythm Hot Shots. She has performed and taught at all ends of the world. In addition to her performance skill, many have rated Frida as one of the best social dancers in the world. Besides her amazing skills in Charleston, Lindy Hop and Jazz Dance, Frida is still a member of the Harlem Hot Shots and now runs the famous Lindy Hop dance camp that she first attended back when she was 15, The Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden.

Todd Yannacone

Todd Yannacone

Todd Yannacone is one of the most recognizable names on the swing dancing circuit today. He teaches vernacular jazz, Balboa, Shag, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and other vintage swing dances both locally and internationally, and loves spreading his passion for social dancing. He has been a featured instructor, performer, and judge at camps, workshops, and competitions the world over - from the legendary Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden to Asia, across North America, all over Europe, and everywhere in between. He specializes in connection and musicality, which is apparent every time he steps on the dance floor.

Juan Villafane

Juan Villafane

Juan Villafane hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a leading proponent in the revival of vintage jazz dances in South America. Juan is the organizer behind Swing Brother Swing, Buenos Aires' original Lindy Hop event, as well as the Buenos Aires Lindy Hop Festival (BALHF). His background in gymnastics, acrobatics and martial arts, as well as his degree in Physical Education strongly influence his dancing and teaching, giving him a unique perspective on body movement and awareness, and a distinct - and often spectacular - personal style. Known for his high-flying acrobatics and eye-catching slides, Juan is a consummate performer, a creative dancer and an insightful teacher.

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis

Originally from Perth Australia, Sharon Davis is internationally known for her distinctive and feminine style in Lindy Hop, 1920s Charleston, Blues and Burlesque. Sharon is now based in London, and travels the world performing and teaching with her dance partner Juan Villafañe from Argentina. She holds 1st place titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, and has claimed numerous other awards internationally. As an instructor and a DJ, she is known for her dedication to the history of vernacular jazz dances and the music they evolved to. With her bright and bubbly personality, Sharon’s teaching style is energetic, creative and fun. She is also the founder of the annual European Swing Dance Championships.

Nathan Bugh

Nathan Bugh

Nathan Bugh brings the Jazz Age vividly to life, in performance and in the classroom. He danced in David Tutera's "Great Gatsby" wedding on the hit reality series "My Fair Wedding." Nathan also performed on FoxNC's "Fox and Friends Christmas" with George Gee and cast members from "Sleigh Bell Swing." He danced Lindy Hop in Noemi LaFrance's site-specific odyssey, "Agora II.” And he performed with the Vanaver Caravan at Jacob's Pillow, at the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany, and in a televised concert in the Redlands, California. He has been a featured dancer and instructor with several of today's top Swing bands, such as George Gee's Jump Jive n' Wailers, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, The Cangelosi Cards, and he performs regularly with New-York companies: Swing FX, Lindy Hop All-Stars, and The Vanaver Caravan. With a decade of professional experience teaching dancers of all ages and skill levels, Nathan is equally at home in dance camps, public schools, and private events. He has taught at specialized camps worldwide, like Swing Out New Hampshire, Lindy Focus, and Swing Brother Swing. He has been an artist in residence at P.S. 144, home of the champion dance program featured in "Mad Hot Ballroom." And he has given "Horizons" seminars in jazz dance at The Juilliard School, his alma mater.

Gaby Cook

Gaby

Gaby is an internationally-renowned dancer and instructor who loves all things Swing. Her unique style of movement balances power and dynamism with clarity and razor sharp turns. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. She holds 1st place titles in lindy hop, balboa and solo jazz from events such as International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Lindy Focus, Lonestar Championships and Balboa Rendezvous. She is a founder of New York's Syncopated City Dance School, and the leader of several all female-dance troupes across the country. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences.

Alain Fragman

Alain Fragman

Alain Fragman hails from Montreal and is one of the top Lindy Hop dancers and instructors in Canada. He has taught in countries as far away as Australia and can be seen regularly teaching workshops and competing in North America. In 2013, he won the coveted ULHS Showdown battle and placed 2nd in the ILHC Showcase division. Alain is a founding member of the Northern Lights Team and had the privilege of performing with them at Frankie95 and the Jump Session show. A talented and musical dancer, Alain teaches dancers to connect to the music and to their partner through active listening and response. When he dances, teaches, performs, or competes, Alain’s purpose is to spread the joy of dance and inspire others.

Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec is from Montréal, and has been a fixture on the local teaching and social circuit for many years. She began dancing at age ten, and fell in love with Lindy Hop in 2000. Sylwia's teaching combines her love of partner dancing and her belief that each of us embodies primal internal rhythms and a biological impetus to move. She is a charismatic, sensitive and versatile follow, and an articulate and skilled teacher who understands and works with individual learning styles. Her dance motto is "This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine!", and she delights in igniting the light in others. Sylwia and Alain Fragman count several 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes at national competitions in couple and team divisions. They are members of the Northern Lights and teach at Cat's Corner in Montreal.

Rafal Pustelny

Rafal Pustelny

Rafal Pustelny is a vibrant young dancer and teacher who is passionate about all things dance! After relocating to NYC in 2010 from Poland with his family, Rafal became addicted to the authentic American Jazz dance forms Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa, and quickly established himself in NYC as a top social dancer. 5 years later, his wide knowledge and skill in various styles opened many opportunities to teach all over the states and work with several regional performance groups including “Roddy Caravella’s Canarsie Wobblers,” as well as dancing with the “Amazebals,” the “Big Apple Lindy Hoppers,” the “Lindy Hop All-Stars," and the "Vanaver Caravan." Rafal can be found in NYC teaching at “You Should Be Dancing” studios and performing in various locations in New York City.

Natalia Eristavi

Natalia Eristavi

Natalia Eristavi began swing dancing in 2010 at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, CA, and quickly became one of LA’s up and coming Lindy Hop and Balboa dancers. Since then, she has won numerous competitions around the world, including at Lindy on the Rocks, Smokey Feet, and London Swing Festival. Drawing much of her inspiration from the original swing dancers from Southern California, she always seeks to maintain a level of attention to detail that is both authentic and creative. Her philosophies on dance stem from a desire for solid technique underneath a playful, musical approach to social dancing. Natalia loves to choreograph and perform but she is at the height of her self-expression when out on the dance floor dancing with different partners. There is something magical about creating an improvised dialogue of creativity with another person and she can’t get enough of it!