Dance instructor at the Ballroom of Sarasota
Debbie and her husband John are the owners of The Ballroom of Sarasota. She started her teaching career in 1981. While teaching at Arthur Murray’s international in 1983, Debbie met her husband John. This was the beginning of her professional career. Over the next few years they rose to one of the top six dance couples in the United States in the American Smooth and Rhythm styles. They won many top-ranked competitions throughout the world.
Debbie is an adjudicator and is dual certified in all styles of dance by the NADTA and DIVIDA. Debbie and John were married in 1985. She is the mother of two beautiful children Ashley and Ryan. As a result of her accomplishments in dance, Debbie was invited to perform at the world renowned, nationally televised competition, The Ohio Star Ball with her son Ryan (age five). She and eight other top female competitors from all over the country performed with their sons as a special performance for the TV show.
Debbie continues to teach and coach other professionals, amateur couples, and her pro/am students. She is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker and enjoys photography.