Jonathan began his decade-long dance tenure as a student of ballroom dancing in Southern California. After dedicating himself to classes, performing, and competing in all genres of ballroom and Latin dance, Jonathan was invited to teach at his ballroom studio. Since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2014, Jonathan has focused on learning "folk" social dances not taught at his ballroom studio, such as, Blues, Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira, and Argentine tango. Jonathan's love of tango stems from its intense connection between partners, intricate technique, and beautiful movement. Fascinated by the technical, artistic, and personal connection and collaboration that exists in partner dancing, Jonathan trains in both roles of all the dances he practices to better understand this connection and collaboration. Jonathan enjoys exploring the ways in which different dances relate to one another, and pushing conventional boundaries by switching and mixing the roles of leading and following, as well as switching and mixing dances (i.e., fusion dancing). Jonathan uses his sense of humor and extensive experience to make his classes comfortable, effective, and fun for both newcomers and more experienced dancers, alike.