Esther Frances is a professional ballroom and latin dance competitor, instructor and choreographer at Arthur Murray Broadway. She currently travels around the world competing in national and international competitions. Dancing and teaching is her passion in life and she enjoys working with adults and children of all ages and levels. Esther was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Florida and Alabama where she trained in classical ballet and piano for over 20 years. Her passion for partner dancing started with ballet and she made the switch to ballroom and latin dancing when she was 16 years old. She has been performing and teaching ballroom dance since then and has won numerous awards over the years for both. She relocated to New York City to further her dance training with top coaches such as Melanie LaPatin, Tony Meredith, Rufus Dustin, Eddie Simon and many others. Esther received a BM from the University of Miami in Music Business and Entertainment Industries with a major in classical piano and also received a minor in marketing and dance. Her knowledge of music makes her teaching style unique and exciting. She has been performing in and organizing dance shows in New York City for the past seven years.