Mickey & Anna-Maria

Mickey & Anna-Maria
USA / Germany

Mickey Fortanasce (USA) & Anna-Maria Bernhard (Germany)

Anna-Maria started dancing as a child – ballet, figure skating, tap, … Since then, she is an enthusiastic dancer, open for all kinds of dances. After her studies of literature and training as Yoga teacher, she followed her passion for swing dance and soon became a dance instructor, teaching Balboa, Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz now since 2012. In 2014 she started her own dance business « Swing Dance Leipzig » teaching with her husband and dance partner Ralf. As a well known successful competitor, she started teaching on international workshops in 2016.

In her classes, she attaches great importance to the basics, technicality and provides inspiration for followers.

Mickey has been dancing and competing for the past eighteen years. During this time his innovation and showmanship coupled with his love of both dance history and theory have led him to become an internationally recognized Balboa teacher and competitor. Mickey has three victories at the Balboa Rendezvous’ International Balboa Championship (2006, 2007 and 2010) as well as All Balboa Weekend’s American Classic Balboa Championship (2008), routine division (2011) and IBC (2016). Other winnings include first place in the Balboa divisions at both the International Lindy Hop Championships (2010) and the European Swing Dance Championship (2011). Mickey has taught extensively throughout the world and has been featured in NBC’s 1st Look, Time Out New York, The New York Sun and Good Day New York. To find our more about Mickey, visit: www.kellyandmickey.com