Maryse & Zack

Maryse & Zack

Maryse Lebeau & Zack Richard (Canada)

Zack Richard and Maryse LeBeau hail from Montreal, Canada, where they founded the Swing ConneXion Studios. Fun-filled and energetic teachers, they always strive to make sure every single student is having a good time, all the while learning valuable lessons about dancing and life (actual life results may vary). One of the most versatile social and competition couples around, they have won numerous prizes in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Blues, and are most notably they are five time Canadian Showcase Champions.

Zack has been the director of Swing ConneXion, a Montreal dance school, since 2005, and has lead many teams on the highest steps of podiums worldwide. An international Lindy Hop and Balboa teacher for the best part of the last fifteen years, he is a literal tornado of creativity and musicality, praised for his original, fun movement that often breaks out of convention. Having won many competitions over his career, and taught in most parts of the civilized (and less civilized) world, his vast experience as a teacher will take you to places you didn’t think you could go. A multi-talented guy, he has also MC’ed major events such as Balboa on the Promenade and the Rock Swing Boogie Festival.