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!
Instructor and Dance Director
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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.
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!
Amanda’s favorite part of her career is hearing people say how dancing has changed their lives, as it has certainly changed hers!
Have you ever considered a drastic career change? Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton is excited to announce that our former student, Megan, has joined our team as the newest 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 now a full-time instructor at our studio and says she can’t wait to travel and compete with her students as a member of the Arthur Murray staff and dance family!
Megan Fun Facts – Megan is mother to two feline babies – Lexi and Lucy. She was once a movie extra, meeting George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in “The Ides of March.” Megan has experience in tap, tumbling, ballet, jazz, and ballroom dance. Her favorite foods include Indian, Chinese, steak, and tacos. So next time you’re in the mood for Taco Tuesday, be sure to check with Megan on her schedule!
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.
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.