Instructors

Seth Westlake

As both an avid instructor and competitor, Seth not only loves to dance, but also loves imbuing others with the same passion. Primarily an instructor for the #1 Ranked UMN Ballroom Competitive Team, Seth has also worked as an instructor for Dancer's Studio in Saint Paul, filled in for previous instructors at the UMN Ballroom Dance Club, and taught private lessons throughout the Twin Cities area. Seth is a National Champion - at both the collegiate and amateur levels of competition - in the styles of American Rhythm, American Smooth, and International Standard.


 

Lisa Vogel Galvin

Lisa Vogel Galvin nourished her love for dance from a young age, training across a broad range of styles including ballet, modern/contemporary, and ballroom. Top competitive ballroom accolades include: United States National Rising Star Champion; Professional Open Champion of French Open, Mexico Dance Sport, and Caribbean Open; World Open Professional American Smooth Finalist and Bronze Medalist; and United States Open Professional American Smooth Finalist and Silver Medalist. In addition to her competitive career, Lisa has toured across the US and performed on Broadway as well as having been a featured performer in consecutive years of PBS's national television broadcast of America's Ballroom Challenge. In 2009 she was recognized with the National Dance Council of America Community Service Award for volunteer work teaching dance to underprivileged youth in Juarez, Mexico. Lisa received her BFA in dance from Arizona State University where she was the recipient of academic and artistic awards. Most recently, she graduated with an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland as a beneficiary of the Stepping Stone Scholarship. Since completion of her Masters Degree, Lisa has been active in the local dance community performing and choreographing for Beyond Ballroom Dance Company in 2013 and 2014, being a selected choreographer and soloist performer for RENOVATE, A Choreographer's Evening, and original conception, production, choreography, performance in Merging Dualties... for the MN Fringe festival. Lisa is excited to be back in her Minnesota home to further pursue her dance practice and share the journey with her incredible students. Most recently she has pursued her dance practice through coaching, and loves sharing the dance journey with her incredible students as they grow and accomplish top rankings at local and national competitions.

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