Todd has been teaching partnered dancing since 1985. He has been certified by examinations through the United States Terpsichore Association in American Style Rhythm and Ballroom, International Style Standard and Latin, and Theatrical Ballroom, through Fellowship (Gold) levels in all styles, “highly commended”, qualifying him as a dance competition adjudicator. Todd competed in professional American Ballroom through the 1990’s with his wife, Alisa. He continues to compete in Pro-Am events and to train amateur and professional couples, for which he has won several “Top Teacher” awards at competitions throughout North America, Mexico and Hawaii.
Before dancing Todd’s love of music led him to play guitar in Latin and jazz bands. In 2003 he travelled to Cuba to study dance and music in his efforts to stay true to salsa nd other Latin rhythms. Todd is known for his devotion to Argentine Tango, which he was fortunate to be introduced to when he began dancing in the 1980’s, and has studied ever since
Todd enjoys working with all dancers, beginners to advanced.