November 12 - 13, 2021
BYU Wilkinson Center
Faculty Bios






Curt and Sharon Holman

Curt and Sharon are the Directors of the BYU Ballroom Dance Program at BYU. They both hold a masters degrees in dance, are dual licentiates with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and recognized by the NDCA as "World Class" Adjudicators.  As professional dancers Curt and Sharon were consistently ranked in the U.S. finals in the cabaret division, represented the U.S. at the World Cabaret Championships and were twice invited to present their dance at the British Championships in Blackpool England. At the university, Sharon directs the international technique program and Curt is a Professor of Dance and current Chair of the Department of Dance where he also directs the Ballroom Dance Program. As artistic directors of the renowned BYU Ballroom Dance Company, Curt and Sharon produce and create a theatrical showcase of ballroom dance that travels nationally or internationally each spring. The BYU Ballroom Dance Company is the current U.S. Ballroom and Latin Formation Champions and frequent winners of the British Formation Championships held in Blackpool England.  




Brent Keck

Brent Keck holds a master’s degree in dance from Brigham Young University, is dual licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and is recognized by the NDCA and World Dance Council as a "Championship" judge. As a professional competitor he and his wife, Mary Lyn, won multiple competition events nationwide in the International Latin category. Currently Brent is the National Committee Executive Secretary for the American International Teachers Association and as such represents the organization as the liaison to the National Dance Council of America. Brent is a full-time faculty member at BYU and as an Assistant Professor is integral in the administration of the BYU ballroom program.  His excellence in teaching and choreography are evidenced by his direction of the BYU Ballroom Showcase Company and the BYU Youth Dancesport "A" Teams which have won the U.S. Youth Latin and Ballroom Formation Championships a combined 26 times.

Marci Edgington

Marci is a former U.S. Amateur Latin Champion and  an adjunct faculty member at BYU. She holds a Masters Degree in dance, is a dual licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, and is recognized by the NDCA as a "Championship" judge  and scrutineer.  At the university she directs the Social Dance Program where over 2000 students participate annually in some 30 classes.  Marci teaches courses in ballroom pedagogy, technique and theory. She is an accomplished choreographer for ballroom dance teams and was recently recognized as a "Top Trainer" by the USISTD. 


Betsy Denney

Betsy ia a former two-times U.S. Amateur Smooth Champion,  a dual licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and a certified "Championship Judge" with the NDCA. She directs the BYU Youth Dancesport Program where 150 children, from ages 8 to 18,  participate in formation ballroom dance. As an adjunct faculty member at BYU Betsy teaches in the technique program and is an accomplished chroegrapher and coach in the performance program.  


Dawid Schulz

Dawid is former  U.S. Professional Rising Star Smooth Winner and World Professional Smooth Finalist.  Additionally he is a six-times Polish Ten Dance Champion and twice ranked 1st in the Poland National Dance League. As an adjunct faculty member at the universtiy Dawid teaches in the International and Smooth style technique program. He is an accomplished teacher and coach of all styles with exceptional expertise in competitive dancesport.  


Natalie Schulz

Natalie is a former U.S. Professional Rising Star Smooth Winner  and World Professional Smooth Finalist and a former four times US National Amateur Cabaret Champion.  Natalie is a holds a dual licentiate certifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. As an adjunct faculty member at the universtiy she teaches in the International and Smooth Style technique program.


Allie and her husband Kyle are United States and World Professional American Smooth finalists, US 9-Dance finalists, and British Open American Smooth finalists. In 2015, Kyle and Allie were one of 5 couples to represent the United States in the first ever American Smooth exhibition held at the prestigious UK

Contact Us!

Curt Holman, Lee Wakefield, and Brent Keck
288 Richards Building, Brigham Young University
Provo, UT  84602

Tel: (801) 422-4623