Daniel Lee Tran (Dan)
Dan started dancing in 2008 while looking for extracurricular activities at San Jose State University. After taking a semester in social dance, Dan quickly got addicted to improving his dancing and pursued Dancesport. He has enjoyed a very successful competitive career, earning numerous titles including the United States National Amateur Rhythm title, Dance Beat Star Tour showdance Grand finalist, and has even performed for tens of thousands at the Olympic stadium in Beijing.
Dan’s career is now focused on teaching, having won a large share of Top Teacher awards and has trained numerous champions of his own. Outside of his usual endeavors in the dance world, Dan also enjoys spending his time bringing dance to special needs communities and supporting various causes using his background.
Sabine started dancing in 2005 after her mom watched the first season of “Dancing with the Stars” and enrolled her in dance lessons. She was hooked instantly, and knew that one day she would become a professional dancer. Since then, she have won several titles, including United States Ballroom Amateur Champion, International Grand Ball Rising Star Smooth Champion, and Ballroom Blackpool Pro/Am Champion. Sabine loves competing, but her true passion lies in teaching, as she hopes to inspire young dancers the same way she was inspired when she started her dance journey.
Steve started dancing in 1993 in Los Angeles and quickly rose through the world of dance. He had achieved high accolades as a competitor, choreographer, and instructor. Although specializing in Ballroom dancing, he has trained top principal dancers of America Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Jose Cleveland Ballet, to name just a few. His work as a choreographer and instructor has appeared in numerous music videos, television shows and films, including Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Many of Steve’s pupils have become the U.S. International and World Champions in most dance forms, including Salsa, West Coast Swing, Country, and Ballroom.
Dancing for over 14 years, Ashley has been fortunate to have been trained by World Class coaches and dancers. After only a year of dancing, she became U.S. National Latin and U.S. National South American Show Dance Champion in the ProAm division. Shortly after, Ashley decided to move on to the next level of her dancing career which was to teach and continue to learn and grow as a dancer.
As a current NDCA registered professional,
Ashley has produced and currently teaches U.S. National Latin Champions & finalists in the Juvenile & Adult Amateur level as well as World Latin Finalists in the ProAm level. Her passion and competitive spirit are what inspires and drives her students to learn and what they love most about her.