Originally from Seattle, WA, Tyler moved to Southern California to gain more knowledge and pursue his love of ballroom dance. Throughout Tyler’s adolescence, he studied many different styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and various ethnic styles. When he was a senior in high school, he began to train as a ballroom dance professional. Once he fell in love with the classic elegance of the Standard and Smooth style dances, and the fiery passion of the Latin and Rhythm dances, he was hooked! Tyler has received certification through the Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA), with High Honors. He is currently working towards his goal of becoming one of the top competitors in the Professional American Smooth style. Being genuinely invested in his students, Tyler is committed to giving quality instruction with a personal touch.