Our Team

Our staff of Ballroom, Latin and social dance teachers hold professional certification with Arthur Murray International and/or the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA).

At the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Coquitlam we utilize a 'team teaching' approach.  This means you get the added benefit of instruction from multiple instructors, all while maintaining the systematic approach that a good single instructor would offer.

Here's our great team:

  • Brent and Barbara

    Brent and Barbara grew up in the rural prairies and met while attending the University of Saskatchewan, just out of high school. Brent studied to be a future psychologist, and Barbara an accountant. For fun, each had joined the U of S Ballroom Dance Club and, along with a group of good friends, spent their first few dancing years obsessively Continue Reading...
  • Christy

    Christy ruined the carpet of every bedroom she ever had as a child - by dancing for hours behind closed doors. In her imagination she was performing on stage and screen, as well as teaching celebrities to dance, act and sing (in imagination land you don't need to take dance lessons to become a teacher to the stars). In her Continue Reading...
  • Barbara Lynn

      Barbara Lynn started dancing ballet at the age of 4 and added jazz, tap and figure skating soon after.  Her first professional performance was in the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company’s version of the “Nutcracker” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at the age of 10. Not long after, she joined the professional division of the Vancouver Goh Ballet.  She was Continue Reading...
  • Johnny

    Johnny is keenly interested in people and their personal development on a holistic level - the balance between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. He is an avid reader with an interest in books focusing on personal development, psychology as well as human behaviour, communication and interaction.   He has diplomas in varied disciplines such as Business Management, Life Skills Continue Reading...
  • Vanessa

    Vanessa's bright personality and boundless energy bring a wonderful enthusiasm to our team.  She started her dance education with ballet and tap at a young age. Her artistic talents extend to fashion and cosmetics with a Diploma in Makeup Artistry from the Blanche MacDonald Centre. Vanessa loves all types of music (especially Country :)) and is always dancing even when Continue Reading...
  • Chuan

    Bio to come...
  • Tonya

    Tonya has been dancing and performing at every opportunity from a young age with participation in choir, drama and talent shows. She first discovered her love of dancing with Hip-Hop in which she trained for 5 years. During this time she also studied other forms of dance taking training in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She has a love of music, Continue Reading...
  • Timothy

    Tim is a man of many interests and talents.  In addition to dancing, he enjoys the outdoors (hiking, boating, fishing, etc) and has certification in carpentry and emergency medical response.  Over the years Tim has also volunteered with at-risk youth and even traveled to Nicaragua with a relief organization assisting with water purification there. Tim's first introduction to dancing was Continue Reading...
  • Bruno

    Bruno brings an amazing amount of positive energy and enthusiasm to our team. He has been an avid sports enthusiast his whole life – soccer is a favorite as well as intensive study of martial arts primarily Judo and also Ninjitsu. Bruno has an interest in a holistic way of life – he is a Reiki master and is passionate Continue Reading...