Jonathan began his decade-long dance tenure as a student of ballroom dancing in Southern California. After dedicating himself to classes almost daily and practicing, performing, and competing for several years in all genres of ballroom and latin dance, Jonathan was invited to become a teacher at the same ballroom studio where he taught for several more years. Since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2014, Jonathan has focused on learning many of the "folk" social dances not taught at his previous ballroom studio, such as, Blues, Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira, and Argentine tango. Jonathan's love for Argentine tango stems from its intense connection between partners, intricate technique, and beautiful movements. Jonathan enjoys exploring the ways in which different dances relate to one another. 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 pushing conventional boundaries by switching and mixing the roles of leading and following, as well as switching and mixing entire dances altogether (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.