What is it that drives Juan to compete and teach ballroom? It could be his wanderlust, or his thirst for new experiences. Or it could be that he’s not afraid to get out of his comfort zone to embark on new adventures in learning and is eager to help students discover their own potential on the dance floor. Originally from California, Juan’s dance journey began with Mexican folk dances. This first stop led him to social dancing, ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and finally, American Ballroom, where he has found a welcome home at Dance Excellence. Juan is proficient in languages as well as dance, speaking German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.