Arthur Murray Dayton Dance Center

Our Instructors

The aware winning instructors and staff at Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton looks forward to making your venture into ballroom, Latin, and country and western dancing one of your best experiences ever. Experienced and personable, they love dancing and love teaching!


Studio Supervisor

An award-winning dance professional, Craig was born and raised in Scotland, U.K. He started his dance training at the age of 7. At 16 he was offered a scholarship to London Studio Centre, a top theatre college in London. His passion for dance has allowed him to travel extensively around the world, from stage shows to Dance Captain onboard Celebrity Cruises. Craig moved to Nashville, TN in 2013 to continue his career. 

Recently relocating to the Dayton Area, Craig has received numerous top teacher designations and was named to the 2021 Arthur Murray International Winner’s Circle as one of the top three worldwide instructors for Athur Murray International.

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Counselor - Bridal Department Director

Overseeing our studio bridal program, Amanda was born and raised in Eaton, Ohio. As a child she took classes in tap, ballet, and jazz. As an adult she took salsa lessons and always loved to go out dancing, but never thought about pursuing it as a career. She was working in the food industry when she met Barbara Haller, whom offered her a job on the spot!

An award-winning dance professional with numerous titles and Mirror Ball Tropies under her belt, Amanda’s favorite part of her career is hearing people say how dancing has changed their lives, as it has certainly changed hers!


Specialist - Teacher

Have you ever considered a drastic career change? Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton is excited to announce that our former student, Megan, did just that when she joined our studio as an  instructor for team Dayton. With an extensive dance background as a child, Megan took a ten-year break from the dance floor after a serious injury. In preparation for her wedding, this Miami University graduate with a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, reignited her love affair with dance. After just a few years of dancing as a student, Megan is a full time and award-winning instructor at our Dayton dance studio.

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Lee Burchett grew up in Miamisburg, Ohio. He has been with the studio for over a decade and is a most accomplished instructor.

Prior to becoming a ballroom dance teacher, Lee studied music, musical theater and ballet extensively, making him a great fit for Arthur Murray.

Lee has been a successful competitive dancer on the circuit in both American Smooth and International Standard. His greatest joy though, is being able to pass his love of dance on to others.

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Dance Director

Orion was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up competing in sports such as Jiu Jitsu, Basketball, and Track and Field. After high school he followed his love for sports and became certified sports and injury therapist, massage therapist, and personal trainer.

In 2011 he joined the UCSB collegiate ballroom team where he competed in International Latin and Standard. His passion for dancing quickly lead him into joining the Arthur Murray family in 2012 and since then has been very successful on the competition floor. Most recently placing 3rd in Open Professional Standard and winning the Rising Star Smooth competition at the Arthur Murray world championships in Las Vegas.

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Specialist Teacher

From the greater Dayton Area, Olivia has been at Arthur Murray Dance Center of Dayton since 2013.  Like many instructors, Olivia started out as a client and fell completely in love with ballroom dance.  With a background in ballet and jazz, Olivia quickly decided to become an instructor. Olivia is also a nurse in the local area, working with individuals with developmental disabilities as well as home health care. It is her passion to help others through the power of dance and always give back to the community.

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