Mickey Fortanasce & Theresa Manney

Mickey began swing dancing in Los Angeles in '99. A year later he was teaching local swing classes at NYU. Mickey has been teaching and competing internationally since 2005. During this time, his innovation and showmanship, coupled with his love of dance history and theory, has led him to become internationally recognised as a teacher and a competitor in Balboa, Lindy Hop as well as Slow Bal. His winnings include repeat victories at the most prestigious events, and he has taught extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Australia.

Theresa has been a dance enthusiast for as long as she can remember. She has extensive experience in ballet, modern and aerial arts, but nothing captures her heart like jazz music and swing dancing. She adores all styles, especially Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop and solo jazz.

As an instructor, Theresa is known for having a keen eye for body mechanics with a strong focus to encourage her students to listen to the music as a way to influence movement.

More information about Theresa coming soon!