The Cool Cat Corner Instructors
Evita and Michael, full time dancers in NYC, bring an exuberant
energy and joy to every project, whether it’s teaching classes
worldwide or performing in renowned theaters. Their combined resumes
span the globe from Dubai to the UK, Sweden to Australia! Evita and
Michael were the featured Lindy Hop couple in the 2008 Japan Broadway
tour of SWING! They have performed at The Rose Theatre and The Kennedy
Center with Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Commercials and other television appearances have popped up frequently
for Evita and Michael since they advanced to ﬁnals in Las Vegas on
season 3 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance–the only Lindy Hop couple
to do so.
Thanks to Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas, in 2003, Evita and Michael
were introduced to each other while working with Ryan’s company in Los
Angeles. Since then, Evita and Michael have been members of Swing
Xtreme and have performed at The Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Camp Savoy,
and at the Lyric Theater in the West End of London.
Michael and Evita have won awards at several national Swing events,
most notably their 1st place wins in the Cabaret Divisions at ALHC and
ILHC. Michael and Evita are recognized for their ability to combine
technical feats with phenomenal dancing and theatrical storytelling.
Currently, the two teach regular classes at Dance Manhattan and
continue to travel the world. As teachers, Michael and Evita emphasize
anatomy and efﬁcient use of the body. Connecting movements and clearly
projecting direction help create their lead and follow technique.
Above all other descriptions, one will surely say that Michael and
Evita are inspiring to watch and a possess a warm welcome to any
student of Lindy Hop.
Gotta question? Please contact the Swingmaster at: email@example.com