2017 pro: Jana Smith
Jana Smith reluctantly attended her first ballroom lesson fifteen years ago. Little did she know it would quickly become one of her greatest passions. Within a few years her desire to keep improving her skills led her to begin traveling monthly to California for training with some of the country’s most respected and prestigious professionals. She enjoyed several years of competing as a top level amateur throughout the country, culminating in winning the U.S. Pro/Am Open to the World Standard title in 2011. She excels in the Standard and Smooth dances but is also highly proficient in all forms of Latin Dance. Additionally, Jana is a fully certified equipment-based Pilates instructor, having received her accreditation through the rigorous Romana Pilates certification program in New York City. She teaches Pilates and Dance at several locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Jana is the owner of Centered Movement LLC ( www.centeredmovement.net), specializing in ballroom dance and equipment-based Pilates instruction.