Annabel is a social dancing addict who loves the communication, spontaneity, and musical interaction fostered on the swing dance floor. After hearing many enchanting stories of her grandparents’ favorite pastime—dancing to big bands—it was no surprise when Annabel became hooked on Lindy Hop in 2003. Over the years, she has also fallen in love with Charleston, Blues dancing, and especially Balboa. Annabel loves the challenge and excitement of competition and has taken away top prizes at many events including the International Lindy Hop Championships, All Balboa Weekend, Camp Hollywood, the California Balboa Classic, and BluesShout. While competition yields prizes, her true reward comes in spreading the joys of dancing. Annabel has been teaching regular local classes since 2006 from State College, PA to Memphis, TN to Boston, MA to Washington, DC. She also teaches at workshop weekends, camps, and festivals around the country and the world, as near as Baltimore, MD and as far as Seoul, Korea. She adores seeing students develop the technique and enthusiasm to inspire themselves and their partners to have fun, fulfilling dances. She is currently the Education Director of New Columbia Swing.