Meet Our Friendly Staff & Instructors!
Senior Managing Director
Before gracing the ballroom floor at Starz, Liz has been in the Ballroom Dance Industry for several years – having worked in both the Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance Studios – prior to owning & operating several successful independent ballroom studios of her own across the country.
Instructor / Chorographer
Shawn has trained under some of the top Ballroom & Rhythm coaches in N.E. Ohio – Kimberley Mitchell, Bill Sparks, Jonathan Green, and Adam Maynard just to name a few. Shawn began his career with plenty of Theatre/Art experience, right from graduating high school he went into the Ballroom Dance industry under the direction of Lizabeth Rice.
Senior Dance Instructor
Andy has been a registered professional for almost 15 years. Beginning his career with Fred Astaire, he is certified through a mid-level Silver and has won many state and local awards. Students have shared multiple awards with Andy including three young ladies sharing the Top Junior Awards in 4 consecutive competitions.
At the age of four, Kristen found her passion as she began her dance training in ballet. She would go on in 2010 to study American Smooth & Rhythm Ballroom Dance at Fred Astaire under Minas Katsantoris. Kristen received her instructor certification in May 2014, and would go on to compete in the professional division later that year.