Steve is a dancer/instructor who is dedicated to preserving the great American partner Jazz dances of the 1920′s-1950′s. Originally from Ohio, Steve began dancing at the age of 16, and after falling in love with Lindy Hop and other dances of the Swing era he traveled to the East and West Coasts to dance, study and learn the different styles of swing dancing before finally settling in Los Angeles in 2005 where he began teaching, competing, and winning Championship titles in both Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag. In 2012 Stephen was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.
Steve remains committed to improving and pushing the limits of his own dancing as well those of his students. His focus on partner connection and musicicality are what makes his dancing and teaching so unique.