Musician and athlete since the age of 5, Steven has found the joy of dance as an amalgamation of his passion for music and movement. Finding dance as a therapy after the death of his father, he joined a hip-hop dance team at college and earned a scholarship to dance for the Fringe Festival and theatre program at Westmont College before graduating with a BS in Kinesiology and having studied in Hip-Hop, Break Dancing, Modern, Jazz, as well as exposure to competitive ballroom and Latin social dancing including Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. He has also performed in Japan in over 20 venues and won several collegiate competitions in California.
After moving to Tokyo, he joined a competition and performance team AZ RITMO at studio Casino in Tokyo led by internationally known Alex Bryant and Pablo Baez and went on to perform at the Japan Salsa Congress and won the Japan Salsa Cup Championship in 2015. This led to a South America dance tour with INSPIRE TOUR and have led dance workshops in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Now back in Santa Barbara with experience as a choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor, his newfound passion is to share his enthusiasm for dance and movement to the greater Santa Barbara Community.