Meet the Staff of Arrowhead Arthur Murray!
Nobody makes learning to dance easier than Arthur Murray. Our
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 Award
Six Time Top Executive Award
American Smooth Pro/AM Scholarship Champion
American Rhythm Professional Finalist
International Standard Pro/AM Finalist
International/Latin Professional Finalist
3 year Franchisee VIP Club ~ 2016 Top Franchisee Award
Samantha has been a competitive ballroom dancer since 2004. As an amateur she was an undefeated Rhythm champion as well as winning 9-Dance and 10-Dance championships. In 2009 she began competing professionally in West Coast Swing winning numerous showdance and strictly swing Championships.
Samantha took a brief hiatus from competition in 2011 to dance in the show “Le Reve” at The Wynn in Las Vegas as well as being a featured performer in many shows in the Las Vegas strip. When she returned to the ballroom world in 2015 she competed in international ballroom and American Smooth and quickly became a Rising Star and Open Professional Finalist in both styles. Samantha is known for her theatrical and dramatic dancing both professionally and with her students.
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 fascinated 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.
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 accomplish their goals, whether it be dancing socially, wedding dances, or achieving new heights in competition.
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.
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 available to share and laugh about later! Nothing is off-limits in a funny clip video, so watch out! Racheal is a certified 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!
What's Different About Us?
- 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