Organizers

Laura Keat

Laura Keat

Laura works full time teaching and performing Balboa and Lindy Hop at dance events around the world. Laura started the first California Balboa Classic in 2013 because she wanted to bring the ideas she has seen work at many of the most successful events in the world in her home region of Southern California. She is passionate about teaching, live music, and vintage jazz dancing! Email Laura

Laura Keat

Jennifer Reed

Jennifer learned her first shuffle steps a long, long time ago from Valerie Salstrom and Joel Plys in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Jen loves Balboa, her Balboa family, and well-run events, and she is proud to be part of the California Balboa Classic team.

Laura Keat

Mikey Pedroza

Mikey has been dancing, teaching, and performing since 1998. In 2013 he joined the California Balboa Classic team and has been with them ever since. Mikey is proud to help Laura with her vision of a making a better Balboa festival happen in the birth place of the dance, Southern California.