Meet the Staff of Arrowhead Arthur Murray!

Nobody makes learning to dance easier than Arthur Murray. Our trained professionals can make you feel at home in the friendly atmosphere of an Arthur Murray Dance Studio so you can feel comfortable on any dance floor and with any dance partner. Arthur Murray® instructors are specially trained and certified and can put you in touch with today's most popular dances to make you a comfortable social dancer or a competitive hobby dancer. The choice is yours and we'll help you achieve it!

Mychael James

Franchisee

Mychael James grew up in the Ballroom Dance World. At age 9, he began dancing and training with a Romanian Dance Champion, Henia Lynn; as he developed as a dancer and instructor, Mychael continued his training with top dancers, such as, Ron Montez and Jenell Maranto . He began teaching at age 17, and found the love of improving people's lives through dancing. At age 20, he became a part Arthur Murray, where he won multiple Top Teacher and Top Executive awards. Below are some of his dancing, teaching and studio honors Mychael has received from 1999 - Present Day:

Eight Time 1st Place Top Teacher
Six Time Top Executive
American Smooth Pro/AM Scholarship Champion
American Rhythm Professional Finalist
International Standard Pro/AM Finalist
International/Latin Professional Finalist
2016 Top Franchisee

Marshall Strife

Dance Instructor

Marshall Strife was an athlete turned dancer -- with his competitive nature, dancing became a passion that challenges him mentally and physically. As an instructor of Arthur Murray, Marshall is now able to share his passion with all of his students, helping them become the best dancer they could be! Marshall is always eager and excited to learn all aspects of the business and dancing. You can always find him taking lessons with past and current dance Champions; some of his influences include: Bob Powers, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine, Vicki Venka, and many other legendary coaches. Marshall is determined to be the best dance teacher he can be! Marshall was announced Champion at World-O-Rama 2013 American Rhythm Future Champion Division. He is currently competing professionally in American Rhythm and Smooth.

Lowell Fox

Dance Instructor

Lowell has been teaching for Arthur Murray's for over 20 years. He has held every position in a studio from new student specialist to franchisee. Prior to Arthur Murray, Lowell was a Music theater Voice Major and loves Music Theory. Dance of all kinds has facinated him since he was a child. In addition to ballroom, he has studied Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, and African Dance. Teaching, as well as performing, are passions in which he has found the perfect home at with Arthur Murray's.

Julissa Fabor

Dance Instructor

Being of Puerto Rican decent, Julissa grew up grooving to the latin rhythm and music. However, her appreciation of all music and dance forms wouldn't allow her to stop just there. After learning ballroom and acknowledging the overwhelming, life enhancing, positive effect dancing can cause, her passion for dance plucked the New Jersey Native to the West coast to persue her career as a dance instructor. Now, with years of social and competitive dancing, Julissa's creativity has developed her a strong art of story-telling through dance. Even more than her obvious dedication, continueous training and coaching, Julissa desires and aspires to sharing her passion and is driven to reach deep within each of her students with hopes of inspiring them to express themselves through the art of dance; whether it be socially or competitively.

Justin Kaiser

Dance Instructor

Justin has been teaching Ballroom dance with Arthur Murray for over 15 years and has taught in 3 different studios. He is driven by his passion for the tremendous positive impact that he has seen dance have on his students' lives. In his own life, dance has become an outlet for creativity and expression, as well as a vehicle for self development. Past competitive achievements include Arthur Murray Rising Star Smooth Champion and several one-dance titles including American Lindy Hop Champion. He is most proud of watching his students accompolish their goals, whether it be dancing socially, wedding dances, or achieving new heights in competition.

Leia Navratill

Dance Instructor

Leia was born and raised in the Valley of Sun. As Leia has had a love of dance since she learned to walk, her mother enjoys embarrassing her with tales of “diaper dancing”. She attended various dance schools and trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, and Ballet throughout high school and college. She was a part of her high school Danceline team senior year enjoying every moment. Driven and dedicated, her training in International and American style Ballroom continues to evolve each day. Dance is Leia’s greatest joy in life and she longs to share with her students how the music of their souls is expressed through dance.

Mary Mumme

Office Manager

Mary has a background in education, which allowed her to home-school her children. Using her organizational skills has been a great joy to her over the years. Singing has also been another joy of hers. Mary has had the opportunity to sing a number of solos and participate in several group related events; yet her number one passion is "dance." Besides her ballet and tap training as a youth, she was trained as an amateur ballroom dance competitor before finding Arthur Murray. She had the opportunity to compete in multiple ballroom dance competitions, in which she received the top honor of "Top Student." She now enjoys being a part of the Arthur Murray family!

Racheal Maus

Media Manager

Racheal loves dancing, music, writing and any other art of expression she can find! At Arrowhead, she makes sure that the little moments are captured on film and remembered for as long as Social Media will hold them... With an eye for candid scenarios and an innocent kind of fun, she works to make sure that photos and videos of routines, Showcases and special events are availble to share and laugh about later! Nothing is off-limits in a funny clip video, so watch out! Racheal is a certifed Ballroom Instructor and started dancing at 11 years old.

Nobody makes learning to dance easier than Arthur Murray. Our trained professionals can make you feel at home in the friendly atmosphere of an Arthur Murray Dance Studio so you can feel comfortable on any dance floor and with any dance partner. Arthur Murray® instructors are specially trained and certified and can put you in touch with today's most popular dances to make you a comfortable social dancer or a competitive hobby dancer. The choice is yours and we'll help you achieve it!

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  • All programs include group lessons, private lessons, and practice parties
  • Select programs include unlimited group lessons and practice parties
  • Over 100 years of teaching experience
  • We bring in the top teachers and champions to work with our students
  • Family oriented and comfortable atmosphere for you to enjoy
  • Recognized as the world leader in teaching beginner students to dance
  • Teachers are all certified to teach all partner dancing.
  • Teachers have won multiple awards for dance