OWNER OF BALLROOM BALLYHOO!
SPECIALTY - AMERICAN SMOOTH & RHYTHM, COUNTRY WESTERN, LINE DANCING
Missy started dancing ballet, tap, and jazz at age 3 and began dancing ballroom professionally at age 29. Over the course of her career, she has taught with both Fred Astaire Dance Studios and Independent Ballrooms across the Southeast.
Although Missy specializes in American Style Smooth & Rhythm, she is also an accomplished Country Western dancer, winning first place overall pro champion at Peach State Country Festival with professional partner, Jason Barnes in 2019.
Missy enjoys working with brand new dancers and wedding couples the most. She is also the founder of Ballroom Ballyhoo, a ballroom dance program created specifically for LBGTQ+ dancers in the Asheville area. She believes that everyone should be welcome to discover the joy of ballroom dance in a safe and friendly environment. Her students describe her as fun and patient, making her a wonderful instructor for beginners.