Matthew Ames

With over 20 years of dance experience and expert training in both classical and more modern styles of dance, Matthew was ranked by the largest international dance franchise as one of their top teachers for 3 consecutive years. He is also the recipient of the coveted Winners Circle Award given only to the top 3 instructors each year.

Immersed in the dance culture for many years, Matthew has performed with the major ballet companies in NYC and Pittsburgh, as well as appearing Off-Broadway, and has received several awards for acting and dancing in international acting and modeling competitions. He has competed in all 9 American Style dances, theater arts, and show dance. Before retiring from professional competition Matthew received 2nd place in the 2011 North American Same Sex Dance Championships in both American Show Dance and American Smooth Championships. In addition Matthew is a certified life coach and wellness advocate, he uses these skills to guide students to their full potential on and off the floor.