January 27 - 29, 2017
The Fairmont Hotel
San Jose, CA
About the Organizers


Mrs Josie Lee has been an avid ballroom dancer since 1975. She received her training at Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studios in Beverly Hills. She has taken numerous lessons from world renowned professional champions. 

Mrs. Josie Lee is currently a Director of America Ballroom Company and received Hall of Frame Award in 2009 at Millenium Dancesport Championship and Global Award in 2007 at Ohio Star Ball.

Mrs. Josie Lee travelled worldwide to compete in Ballroom dancing and sponsored numerous competitions.


Dan Messenger has been involved in the dance industry since 1978. He is a former 6 time US American Smooth finalist, US Rising Star American Smooth Champion, US Rising Star International Standard finalist, and has won over 20 US Pro/Am titles. As an event organizer Dan brings to the City Lights 30 years of experience and is currently the co-organizer of one of the larger events in the country, The Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships. He is currently active traveling throughout the United States as an Emcee, Judge & Coach, Vice President of the National Dancesport Organizers Association, and President/Owner of Pro Dance Video Entertainment Services, a fast growing company seen at many competitions throughout the year.


Anna Mikhed is UK & British Open Professional Rising Star Standard Champion, United States National Professional Standard Runner-up, World, UK, International and British Open Professional Standard Finalist.
Anna had appeared as guest performer in two episodes of a TV show Dancing with the Stars sharing the stage with Il Divo and Queen Latifa.

During the course of her professional career Anna has recorded 5 educational videos with Dance Vision, the acknowledged leader in instructional Ballroom dance DVDs since 1992. Now Anna is in a process of launching her new Dance Education website AnnaMikhed.com created specifically for dance enthusiasts who wants to learn/improve/master their dance techniques as well as their competition, performing and partnership skills. 

 Anna is known for her work in Standard, Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm Ballroom Dancing, having coached and trained Amateur and Professional dancers across the U.S. as well as in Canada, Japan, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, China, Germany and New Zealand. 


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As an Amateur Paul became the British and United Kingdom National Champion in 1990, the same year, he won the world Cup Championships and made the finals of the world and European Championships.

He was also five-time British Open finalist, five-time U.K. Open finalist, and five-time International Open finalist. Additionally, he was a finalist in the German Open and U.S. Open Championships.

In 1991, He turned professional and reached the finals of the British National Championships and the U.S. National Championships. He was the first ever winner of International Open Rising Star Championships.
In 1995, He settled in the USA and has helped train many of our champions and leading competitors. As well as coaching in most places in Europe and Asia.
He is known as a world class adjudicator as well as being appointed the captain of team Americas at The 2013 Professional Invitational Team Match at Blackpool.