About Us

 

BrianJollyDance has been providing dance lessons and serving the Pacific Northwest community for twenty-three years.

Brian Jolly (Latin, Ballroom, and Salsa)

I have spent my life exploring the possibilities that ballroom dance offers, traveling the world competing, performing and teaching, while sharing the floor with some of the best.

 

Through perseverance and dedication, some of the highlights of my competitive career are:

 

United States National Professional Rising Star Champion

3-time United States Open Professional National Championship Grand-Finalist

Vice-Champion at the U.S. National Championships

2nd place at the World Mambo Championship

2nd place in the Invitational British Exhibition Championship at the International Blackpool Dance Festival, the world's most prestigious Dancesport competition 

 

These experiences are very dear to my heart and it is with extreme gratitude that I am able to share them by guiding other passionate dancers of all ages and skill levels.

 

Customized to your needs, your wants, and your unique place in life, I will help you achieve your dreams!

 

Alison Epsom (Ballet)

Alison comes from London, England, and has been performing and teaching in the Seattle area since 2007, serving both on the faculty and as Director of the Children's program at the International Ballet Academy, as faculty at Premiere Dance Center, and as a choreographer and guest principal dancer for the International Ballet Theatre.  

 

Alison trained in London at The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dance before completing her training at The English National Ballet School and on scholarship at The London Studio Center, where she graduated with a BA(HONS) in Theater Dance and was awarded First Class Honors.  Theater credits include: On Eagle’s Wing, Odyssey Arena, Belfast and DVD; Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger World premier Birmingham, European premier Budapest, U.S. premier Madison Square Garden, NY, U.S. tour and DVD (The Rembrandt Ballerina); Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film); showdance partner to Latin Ballroom legend Paul Killick for The Fire and Ice Dance Spectacular, Florida, Ballroom’s Best at The Vail International Festival of Dance, Colorado, Paul Killick’s ballroom exhibitions in London, Portugal and Hong Kong, and The Wintergarden Ballroom, Blackpool; Follies in Concert at The London Palladium (The Young Bolero Dancer).  Since moving to Seattle she has performed for International Ballet Theatre in Dracula (Mina), Giselle (Myrtha), Coppelia (Coppelia), Don Quixote (The Street Dancer, Mercedes) and The Nutcracker (Clara), and for City Opera Ballet in Romeo and Juliet (Juliet).