Travis was born in Wichita, KS and grew up all over, living in six states by the age of 16! His grandmother encouraged him to study Scottish Highland dancing at age seven as a way to connect to his heritage. After competing in that style for 10 years his family landed in Missouri, which lacked these opportunities. Once again influenced by his grandmother, Travis went with her to a Ballroom and Country dance studio where he started taking lessons and soon joined their instructor training program. He has since been teaching and competing, joining Go Dance in 2015.
“My favorite part of teaching is seeing my students accomplish moves and concepts that used to be challenging for them.”
Travis truly believes that dancing is all about momentum and how one manipulates that energy. He loves working with new students and teaching the fundamentals of lead and follow. Travis wants his students to smile every time they come to the studio and approaches lessons with an easygoing attitude, then “turns up the serious” when he knows that is what will help a student accomplish their goals. He finds it euphoric to see students advancing in their dancing and loves being a part of that process.
In addition to dancing, Travis loves to spend time outside kayaking local rivers and lakes, exploring parks, and playing baseball.
Specialties: Country Western, West Coast Swing, Salsa
Teaches: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bolero, Samba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Two Step, Triple Two Step, Polka, One Step, Nightclub, Country Waltz, Social Swing, Hustle
Locations: North Austin, South Austin
Private Lesson Tier: Standard Level Instructor