Chris Whitten – Professional Dance Instructor

During his senior year of high school in Simsbury, CT, Chris discovered ballroom dance through a friend. He immediately became hooked, trying out his first competition two weeks later after a crash course in a handful of dances. He spent all of his free time that year practicing and competing, and when he moved on to the University of Connecticut to study Veterinary Medicine, he continued studying dance with the school’s team.

Chris’ time in Ridgefield began early 2015 after meeting Morten during a training session in New York City. Chris & his partner Kristyn were amateur finalists at many competitive events, including the Ohio Star Ball, before competing professionally.

Chris is able to teach dancers of any age, across the four styles of ballroom dance, as well as fun club dances like Hustle, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and Argentine Tango.