January 29 - February 1, 2015
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 has created her own educational program Freedom By Technique which offers series of online lectures where you can learn basic fundamental elements of Ballroom Dancing in a simple comprehensive way.

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.