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10792 MONTGOMERY RD. CINCINNATI, OH 45242


Staff

OUR DANCE INSTRUCTORS

Jeremy Mainous
Jeremy Mainous
 
As a swing kid of the 90's, Jeremy's passion for dancing grew through dances such as the lindy hop and jitterbug. Shortly thereafter, he started training to be a teacher at the local Arthur Murray Dance Center and has not looked back since. There, he served as the manager and dance director, as well as traveled nationally to help train and develop staff in Arthur Murray studios.

With the help of his wife Desiree', Jeremy continues to develop his own staff into teachers, motivators and believers of "The Awesomeness of Dance."
They both are very proud of the accomplishments of their studio with such honors as: "Emerging Business of the Year" from the City of Blue Ash, a "Studio Excellence Award," the "Studio of the Year" award from Arthur Murray International, and numerous Top Studio Awards at various competitions, to name a few.

Jeremy also had the pleasure of competing locally and nationally with Desiree'. He continues to compete professionally with his new partner and his students as well. "The Awesomeness of Dance."

Desiree' Mainous
Desiree' Mainous

Desireé began dancing ballet, tap and jazz at the age of 3 at the Bonnie Williams Dance Studio in Mt. Carmel, OH. She has had the privilege of touring this wonderful country of ours dancing in multiple cities with Hoctor's Dance Caravan as a Caravan Kid.

When she graduated high school, she danced with the Dayton Tap Company, Rhythm in Shoes. In 2004, her mother bought her a gift certificate to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Cincinnati, where she was a student of Jeremy Mainous and fell in love with Ballroom Dancing. 
In October of 2005, Desireé became part of the Arthur Murray world as an instructor, and in March of 2010, Desireé and Jeremy became the Franchisees of the Arthur Murray Dance Centers in Blue Ash. Since opening the Studio, Desireé and Jeremy are proud to have their own charity event, Swinging for Charity, and to be a part of numerous others such as Cincinnati Arts Association's Overture Awards, Children's Law Center, Home Builders Association, and Warren County Community Services.

Desireé and Jeremy have also received such honors as Emerging Business of the Year from the city of Blue Ash, a Studio Excellence Award as well as Studio of the Year from Arthur Murray International, and numerous Top Studio Awards at various competitions to name a few. Desireé and Jeremy have been married since 2007, have been past professional partners in American Smooth, and are the very proud parents of their amazing son, Jameson Styles, who they welcomed in 2011.

NeTanya Turner
NeTanya Turner

NeTanya started her dancing career at the young age of five in Cincinnati, OH, where she was selected to be a dancer in multiple school productions including Aida and The Wiz. In the year 2000, she moved to Atlanta, GA where, at the age of eight, she started her technical dance training in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and gymnastics at the Performing Art's School Tumble-N-Dance.

At the age of ten, she was invited to join the school's competitive dance team, which required her to increase her training to include Hip Hop and Modern. 
She was quickly elevated through the levels of dancing on the competition teams until she reached the level of a Senior Competitive Dancer.

 At thirteen, NeTanya moved back to Cincinnati where she continued her dance training at the Contemporary Dance Theatre, where she continuously worked on perfecting her well-rounded dance technique. After completion of her training at that studio, she went on to dance with a local contemporary dance company founded by retired professional dancers of the Cincinnati Ballet. In 2016, she joined the Arthur Murray Dance Center teaching staff, where she is so excited and honored to be sharing her passion of dance with everyone who comes through the doors!!!

Matt Simkus

Matt started dancing in college after seeing it s a class offered at Miami University. Not knowing what to expect, he fell in love after the first class.

Matt started dancing in college after seeing it s a class offered at Miami University. Not knowing what to expect, he fell in love after the first class.

Among playing Tuba for Miami's marching band and being on the executive board for his fraternity he became a teachers assistant and started teaching the 100 plus students in all the dances offered.
Among playing Tuba for Miami's marching band and being on the executive board for his fraternity he became a teachers assistant and started teaching the 100 plus students in all the dances offered.

After moving to Cincinnati Matt received his Bachelors of Art and Architecture as well as a minor in Game Design. However his passion for dancing is alive and well and he is currently sharing that passion with his students everyday. 

Candace McCreary
Candace McCreary, Administrative Assistant
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