Toni Shinkel – Dance Instructor

Toni Shinkel was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She received her BFA in Performance from Niagara University in New York. She was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and physical theatre. When she returned to Arizona she joined several different dance teams including the Swexy Squad, Warishe Ladies Bachata team, and founded Your Favorite Wildcard Dance Company. When she is not instructing at Fred Astaire Dance Studios you can find her latin dancing at night. Toni has participated, as well as, travelled to perform in salsa and bachata festivals in places such as Toronto, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.  She is so grateful for her ballroom dance journey at Fred Astaire Dance Studios -Moon Valley. She has competed in the Grand Canyon Dance Competition, the Arizona Dancesport Festival, and National Dance Competition World Cup Series. She is looking forward to competing in many more. She can’t wait to see where her dance journey will take her next.”